Ubuntu – How to install the Ralink RT3070 wireless driver


I bought an AZTECH WL562USB wireless adapter and am stuck trying to install the driver.

The driver file I downloaded is a BZ2, called


How can I install the driver from this bz2 file?

Best Answer

I found this workaround that worked for me:

This is how I got my RT5370 usb wifi adapter installed and working on CB2.

  1. download driver archive

    2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2 .5.0.3_DPO.bz2 (RT8070/RT3070/RT3370/RT5370/RT5372 USB 03/28/2012

  2. unpack the archive and navigate into the top level directory just extracted:

    tar jxvf  2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO.bz2
    cd 2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO
  3. modify the following code in os/linux/config.mk as below:

  4. to quieten down the debugging modify sta/sta-cfg.c:

    remove "#ifdef DBG" on line 4095
    remove "endif /* DBG */" on line 4693
  5. to change the name from ra0 to wlan0 modify include/rtmp_def.h and change ra to wlan in the following lines:

    #define INF_MAIN_DEV_NAME        "ra"
    #define INF_MBSSID_DEV_NAME        "ra"
  6. make and install the modified driver

    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe rt5370sta
  7. reboot and check with lsusb lsmod and ifconfig to make sure all is working as required in the operating system.

The CB2 setup program didn't work for me but the xbmc network manager addon worked perfectly so I downloaded and use that rather than doing it all via the operating system.

I hope this helps someone else trying to get an RT5370 wifi adapter up and running.


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