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Ralink RT2500/RT2560 devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on the Ralink RT2500 (non-USB) chipset on Debian systems.

The Ralink RT2500 802.11g wireless LAN chipset is supported by the rt2500pci Linux kernel driver, introduced at Linux 2.6.24. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

No firmware from userspace is required.


  1. Connect the device to your system. The rt2500pci kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  2. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rt2500pci in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.

See Also

CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless