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Problems with Asus USB-N13 Wifi adapter



I've been trying for some time to get this usb wifi adapter running on an older Lombard Powerbook (G3 PPC).

I have followed the directions on debian.org to install the non-free firmware from Ralink (v0.28), wicd, wireless-tools and wireless-supplicant.

Part of the base install included bluetooth.  As this powerbook doesn't have bluetooth and I don't plan to use it, I purged bluez.

Finally I can see the usb adapter.

[code]
modprobe -r rt2870sta
FATAL: Module rt2870sta not found.
lombard
user # lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
lombard
user # lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  iProduct                2 802.11 n WLAN
      (Bus Powered)
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 OHCI Host Controller
lombard
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I also searched for the rt3070sta module but that is not found either.

ifup and ifconfig show nothing.  I've put ra0 in the wicd preferences but it says that it can't find any wireless connection.

This may be a dumb question, but I thought the driver for this adapter is found in the non-free firmware??  The adapter is listed on the debian.org wiki.

If the driver is supposed to work with the firmware then what do I do to load it??

Do I need to compile the driver from the Ralink disc or ralink site?

I'm running 2.6.32-5-powerpc if that helps.

Thank you.

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