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Ralink RT2501/RT2561, RT2600/RT2661 (RT61) devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Ralink RT2501 (non-USB) and RT2600 chipsets on Debian systems.

The Ralink RT2501 (non-USB) and RT2600 wireless LAN chipsets are supported by the rt61pci Linux kernel driver, introduced at Linux 2.6.24. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

It requires non-free firmware for device operation, which can be provided by installing the firmware-ralink package.


Firmware is required for device operation:

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

    # Debian 8 "Jessie"
    deb jessie 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. Connect the device to your system. The rt61pci kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  4. 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 rt61pci in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) kernel images.

See Also

CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless