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== Drivers ==
The Ralink RT2500USB wireless LAN chipset is supported by three native drivers:
 * [[http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2|rt2570]] (Legacy driver)
  * Released by Ralink under the GPL.
  * Not generally recommended for use.
 * rt2570 (Enhanced legacy driver)
  * Previously maintained by the rt2x00 project.
  * Source previously packaged in [[DebianPts:rt2570|rt2570-source]], removed from Debian to resolve bug DebianBug:563431.
 * [[#rt2500u|rt2500usb]] (Next-generation driver)
  * The recommended driver to use.
  * Source previously packaged in [[DebianPts:rt2x00|rt2x00-source]], removed from Debian to resolve bug DebianBug:474189.
  * Introduced in Linux 2.6.24.
The Ralink RT2500USB wireless LAN chipset is supported by the rt2500usb Linux kernel driver, introduced at Linux 2.6.24. [[#supported-devices|Supported devices]] are listed at the end of this page.
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The next-generation driver is maintained by the [[http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/|rt2x00 project]]. [[#supported-devices|Supported devices]] are listed at the end of this page.

This page only details installation of the next-generation driver (rt2500usb). No firmware from userspace is required.
No firmware from userspace is required.
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{i} Ralink 802.11n USB devices are supported by the [[rt2870sta]] driver. {i} Ralink 802.11n USB devices are supported by the [[rt2800usb]] driver.
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The rt2500usb driver is included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.24. It is included as a module in Debian kernel images.

 1. Install the DebianPkg:wireless-tools package: {{{
aptitude install wireless-tools
}}}
 1. If not already performed, connect the device to your system.

 1. The necessary kernel module should be [[Modules|automatically loaded]]. If necessary, it can be manually loaded via: {{{
modprobe rt2500usb
}}}
 1. Verify your device has an available interface: {{{
iwconfig
}}}
 1. Raise the interface to activate the radio, for example: {{{
ifconfig wlan0 up
}}}
 1. Connect the device to your system. The rt2500usb kernel module is [[Modules|automatically loaded]] for supported devices.
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The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo rt2500usb}}} in Debian 2.6.32 (2.6.32-35) kernel images. The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo rt2500usb}}} in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.
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USB: 050D:705A Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2571W]
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USB: 1371:9022 CNet Technology Inc. CWD-854 [RT2573]
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USB: 148F:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
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USB: 14B2:3C02 Ralink Technology, Corp. rt2500 802.11g WLAN
USB: 2001:3C00 D-Link Corp. AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter(rev.B1) [Ralink RT2500USB]
USB: 14B2:3C02 Ralink Technology, Corp. Conceptronic C54RU v2 802.11bg Wireless Adapter [Ralink RT2571]
USB: 2001:3C00 D-Link Corp. AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter(rev.B1) [Ralink RT2571]

Translation(s): English - Français


Ralink RT2500USB/RT2571 devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on the Ralink RT2500USB chipset on Debian systems.

The Ralink RT2500USB wireless LAN chipset is supported by the rt2500usb 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.

{i} The RT2500USB is not to be confused with the RT2501USB, which is supported by different drivers.

{i} Ralink 802.11n USB devices are supported by the rt2800usb driver.

Installation

  1. Connect the device to your system. The rt2500usb kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  2. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Supported Devices

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

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo rt2500usb in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.41-2) kernel images.

  • USB: 0411:005E BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) WLI-U2-KG54-YB WLAN
    USB: 0411:0066 BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) WLI-U2-KG54 WLAN
    USB: 0411:0067 BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) WLI-U2-KG54-AI WLAN
    USB: 0411:008B BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) Nintendo Wi-Fi
    USB: 0411:0097 BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) WLI-U2-KG54-BB
    USB: 050D:7050 Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v1000/v2000 [Intersil ISL3887]
    USB: 050D:7051 Belkin Components F5D7051 802.11g Adapter v1000 [Broadcom 4320 USB]
    USB: 0681:3C06 Siemens Information and Communication Products 54g USB Network Adapter
    USB: 06F8:E000 Guillemot Corp. HWGUSB2-54 WLAN
    USB: 0707:EE13 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC2862W-G v2 EZ Connect 802.11g Adapter [Intersil ISL3887]
    USB: 0769:11F3 Surecom Technology Corp. RT2570
    USB: 079B:004B Sagem Wi-Fi 11g adapter
    USB: 0B05:1706 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. WL-167G v1 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2571]
    USB: 0B05:1707 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. WL-167G v1 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2571]
    USB: 0DB0:6861 Micro Star International MSI-6861 802.11g WiFi adapter
    USB: 0DB0:6865 Micro Star International RT2570
    USB: 0DB0:6869 Micro Star International RT2570
    USB: 0EB0:9020 NovaTech NovaTech NV-902W
    USB: 0F88:3012 VTech Holdings, Ltd RT2570
    USB: 1044:8001 Chu Yuen Enterprise Co., Ltd GN-54G
    USB: 1044:8007 Chu Yuen Enterprise Co., Ltd GN-WBKG
    USB: 114B:0110 Sphairon Access Systems GmbH Turbolink UB801R WLAN Adapter
    USB: 13B1:000D Linksys WUSB54G v4 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2500USB]
    USB: 13B1:0011 Linksys WUSB54GP v4.0 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2500USB]
    USB: 13B1:001A Linksys HU200TS Wireless Adapter
    USB: 148F:1706 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2500USB Wireless Adapter
    USB: 148F:2570 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2570 Wireless Adapter
    USB: 148F:9020 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2500USB Wireless Adapter
    USB: 14B2:3C02 Ralink Technology, Corp. Conceptronic C54RU v2 802.11bg Wireless Adapter [Ralink RT2571]
    USB: 2001:3C00 D-Link Corp. AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter(rev.B1) [Ralink RT2571]
    USB: 5A57:0260 Zinwell RT2570

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless