einonm wrote:If you do not have the firmware package, you can download it from http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/all/firmware-ralink/download then move it to the Debian machine via USB stick.
Clicking on the file in the GUI file explorer should install it.
einonm wrote:And 'lsmod', looking for rt2x00 etc?
Otherwise, if you can copy files to and from the Debian PC somehow, I'd suggest trying the install of the aforementioned ralink firmware, and also running:
dmesg > ~/logfile.txt
and posting the logfile on pastebin.com so we can take a look.
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:This isn't Linux at fault but the manufacturer.
(Drivers on CDs are often abysmally out of date anyway)
If the file explorer is not installing the .deb, then you can also install it from the command line using:
sudo dpkg -i <firmware file.deb>
SiriusHardware wrote:Linux apparently does try to 'know' about every item of hardware on earth, or more realistically, about every common chipset going. But, because Linux tries to do that, the hardware manufacturer doesn't feel obliged to provide a driver. Sooner or later, 'Linux will do it'.
Those manufacturers that refuse to help with Linux often cite a perceived lack of demand - usually because Linux users know their products are unsupported and buy elsewhere.
nelz wrote: Edimax stuff has always just worked for me.
Ram wrote:nelz wrote: Edimax stuff has always just worked for me.
Which brings it back to my point, use a wired connection, it will more than likely update the wireless driver.
It should be possible to share the Windows internet connection if the machine has an onboard NIC. You may need the loan of a hub or router without those a Cross Ethernet cable to connect your 2 PCs together.
nelz wrote:Instructions for using this card with Debian are at http://wiki.debian.org/rt2800pci
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