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Ralink RT2760, RT2790, RT2860, RT2890, RT3060, RT3062, RT3090, RT3091, RT3092, RT3390, RT3562, RT3592, RT5390 devices (rt2800pci)

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Ralink 802.11n PCI chipsets on Debian systems.

{i} Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" users, see rt2860sta for device support.

rt2800pci is a driver produced by the rt2x00 project, supporting Ralink 802.11n PCI chipsets. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

It is included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.33 and replaces the rt2860sta staging driver in Debian 7 "Wheezy" and later releases.1 Firmware is required and available in the firmware-ralink package.

Experimental support for the RT3060, RT3062, RT3390, RT3562 and RT3592 chips was enabled in linux-2.6 2.6.38-5; RT3390 support is no longer experimental since Linux 3.0.

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


Debian 7 "Wheezy"

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Debian 7 "Wheezy"
    deb wheezy main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-ralink package:

    apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-ralink
  3. The rt2800pci kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. 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 rt2800pci in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.51-1) kernel images.

See Also

CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless