Installing Ralink RT3290 Wireless Drivers in Ubuntu 12.04

For anybody looking to install drivers for Ralink Device 3290, I’ve finally managed to get it working so I thought I’d share.

1. Check your wireless controller hardware

lspci | grep Network

You should get the following output

Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 3290

If so, you will need to install Ralink driver 3562.
2. Download the driver source from the Ralink website, my local mirror (download here)

http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_support/support.php

3. Extract the folder (DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217) to your home directory.

4. Open DPO_RT…/os/linux/config.mk

5. Change line 12 to read HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
Change line 15 to read HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y

6. Open a terminal

cd DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217

7. sudo make

8. Install the driver.
sudo make install

9. Next you need to blacklist the conflicting wireless drivers

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Add the following lines:
#Wireless drivers conflicting with rt3562sta
blacklist rt2800pci
blacklist rt2x00pci
10. Tell linux to load the correct module on boot
sudo gedit /etc/modules

Append the following line:
rt3290sta
11. Update the changes
sudo update-initramfs -u
12. Restart your system. You should see a list of available networks in the network manager next time it boots.

If anyone has any problems with this please let me know and I’ll try to help!

Link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1850267

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