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ifconfig rausb0 down rmmod rt2570 wget http://homepages.tu-darmstadt.de/~p_larbig/wlan/rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.1.tar.bz2 tar -xvjf rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.1.tar.bz2 cd rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.1/Module make && make install modprobe rt2570
Make sure to load the driver with modprobe (not insmod).
Mirrors for the driver:
Note that this driver currently does not work on big endian systems, such as the PowerPC. Attempting to run “ifconfig rausb0 up” will cause ifconfig to use 100% CPU power, bringing your system to a crawl and never actually working.
There are reports of the aircrack-ng tools freezing and/or stop working.
Here are a few things to try:
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If you have a Ralink chip in an USB device and that chip is a RT2570 or RT73 (RT73 is also as RT2571), you need the “rt2570” or “rt73” driver. “rt2500” driver is only for PCI/PCMCIA devices.
Using legacy drivers (or ASPj mods) interface name is ra0 for PCI/PCMCIA and rausb0 for USB devices, if you have wlan0 and wmaster0 interfaces you are using new rt2x00-mac80211 driver (rt2x00 has various modules, for USB devices are “rt2500usb” and “rt73usb”, unload them and load “rt2570” or “rt73”).