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help with Sabrent 802.11N PCI wireless card, Ralink driver?



I am attempting to install a Sabrent 802.11N PCI wireless adapter card
into a fresh wheezy install. I guess I am confused about which firmware
and driver to use.

When I do a ifup wlan0 I get the follwing error mesage:

phy0 -> rt2800pci_mcu_status: Error - MCU request failed, no response from
hardware

Here are some relevant info:

output of lsmod | grep -i rt
rt2800pci              13628  0
rt2800lib              39000  1 rt2800pci
crc_ccitt              12331  1 rt2800lib
rt2x00pci              12768  1 rt2800pci
rt2x00lib              29031  3 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00pci
mac80211              166120  3 rt2800lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
cfg80211              113073  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
eeprom_93cx6           12423  1 rt2800pci

output of lspci -kv -nn | grep -i ralink
00:0e.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2800 802.11n PCI
[1814:0601]
	Subsystem: Ralink corp. Device [1814:2860]

output of uname -r
3.1.0-1-686-pae

root@adam:~# ifup wlan0
[ 1653.608888] phy0 -> rt2800pci_mcu_status: Error - MCU request failed,
no response from hardware

output of dmesg | grep phy0
[    7.436518] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[    7.439976] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::radio
[    7.440172] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::assoc
[    7.440303] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::quality
[ 1653.608888] phy0 -> rt2800pci_mcu_status: Error - MCU request failed,
no response from hardware

from the Debian package details page for firmware-ralink (0.34):
This package contains the binary firmware for wireless network cards with
the Ralink RT2501 [Turbo], RT2600, RT5201 [Turbo], RT5600, RT5201USB,
RT2800P[D], RT2700P[D], RT2700E[D], RT2800E[D], RT2800U[D] or RT3000E[D]
chipsets or RT3070/RT3071/RT3072 chips, supported by the rt61/rt61pci,
rt73/rt73usb, rt2860sta, rt2870sta/rt2870, rt3070sta or rt3090sta drivers.

I have rt2860.bin loaded in /lib/firmware/ (among others)

This is a dual boot system- XP uses the card just fine, Knoppix does as
well when booted from live cd (using rt2860sta module).

I think I need the rt2860sta driver. I have tried to compile the driver
from the ralink website with no success, is there a precompiled binary
someplace?


Thanks,
Keith Ostertag


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