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Mon, Feb. 21st, 2011, 07:55 pm
Fit-PC2i wireless

It looks the instructions I needed below for wireless setup were at http://wiki.debian.org/rt2870sta

I did have to blacklist the rt2800usb driver by putting "blacklist rt2800usb" in a new file at /etc/modprobe.d/rt2800usb.conf


Squeeze

1.

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

# Debian Squeeze/6.0
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free

2.

Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-ralink and wireless-tools packages:

aptitude update
aptitude install firmware-ralink wireless-tools

3. If not already performed, connect the device to your system.
4.

The necessary kernel module should be automatically loaded. If necessary, it can be manually loaded via:

modprobe rt2870sta

5.

Verify your device has an available interface:

iwconfig

6.

Raise the interface to activate the radio, for example:

ifconfig wlan0 up

7.

Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.