Ralink 5370 USB WIFI Dongle issues on Dockstar
December 30, 2011 08:44PM
wanted to use a USB Wifi Dongle with the Dockstar (dont want to drill holes where the Dockstar should be placed).
But i cant get a Driver to be loaded:
http://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb relates to rt2870sta because im using squeeze
# uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.32-5-kirkwood #1 Mon Oct 3 16:55:04 UTC 2011 armv5tel GNU/Linux
but the modprobe rt2870sta wont load: FATAL: Module rt2870sta not found.

when i load the modprobe rt2800usb i get this in dmesg:
[  364.235954] usb 1-1.4: new high speed USB device using orion-ehci and address 5
[  364.373294] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=5370
[  364.380221] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  364.387594] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
[  364.391969] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Ralink
[  364.396182] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 1.0
[  364.401924] usb 1-1.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1290.202424] usbcore: deregistering interface driver rt2800usb
[ 1298.073111] cfg80211: Using static regulatory domain info
[ 1298.078574] cfg80211: Regulatory domain: US
[ 1298.082777] 	(start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 1298.090050] 	(2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2700 mBm)
[ 1298.096882] 	(5170000 KHz - 5190000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
[ 1298.103707] 	(5190000 KHz - 5210000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
[ 1298.110592] 	(5210000 KHz - 5230000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
[ 1298.117425] 	(5230000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 2300 mBm)
[ 1298.124243] 	(5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (600 mBi, 3000 mBm)
[ 1298.139907] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
[ 1298.250454] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb

# iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
still doesnt show the wifi device.
Re: Ralink 5370 USB WIFI Dongle issues on Dockstar
December 30, 2011 09:29PM
Did you install the firmware? If so, which one?

i installed the firmware-ralink from the non-free backport repo. (like mentioned in the debia wiki link above)
The 148F:5370 Ralink Technology is supported. (well i just see its for the 3.X kernel :/ )

unfortunately the ralink page http://www.ralinktech.com/ is down.

i tried to compile the driver myself like in this howto: http://harkko.lattu.biz/notes/rt5370_ubuntu.html
but i just get an error: unknown relocation: 3
Re: Ralink 5370 USB WIFI Dongle issues on Dockstar
December 31, 2011 08:32AM
Well, FWIW, I gave up on using Squeeze. I use Wheezy and it's 3.1.x kernel on my access pt. Any chance the 3.1.x kernel would work better for you?

Well, i just used this howto: http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/ for setting up the debian on dockstar. i didnt find one for a newer kernel so far. but i would give it a go if there would be some howto around.
Re: Ralink 5370 USB WIFI Dongle issues on Dockstar
December 31, 2011 08:57AM

I think that driver for your chipset is supported since kernel 2.6.32-10. You may consider updating your kernel since you are running 2.6.32-5.

Please see this post and subsequent posts for solution.

Good luck,
Happy New Year!

I finally managed it!
First i tried the hint with a new Kernelpackage. I used the Kernel from gorgone ( http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,582,3451#msg-3451 ) but that didnt help.

Then i made a fresh install and upgraded to Wheezy by changing the sources.list . now i am on
uname -a
Linux debian 3.1.0-1-kirkwood #1 Mon Dec 12 15:32:52 UTC 2011 armv5tel GNU/Linux

and i followed the instructions from the debian wiki and the wifi works: http://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb

Thanks you for your help and hints.
Re: Ralink 5370 USB WIFI Dongle issues on Dockstar
January 01, 2012 11:17AM
kk, awesome ... Wheezy is still testing, but it has worked fine for me. Glad to hear it worked for you, too.


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