Ricardo Neves
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Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:43 pm

Can't set up ralink wifi dongle

Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:57 pm

Hi everyone.
This is my first post here.
I bought a cheap usb wifi dongle( Like this one: http://media.7dayshop.com/media/catalog ... ano_09.jpg) from ebay and I tried a couple of tutorials but I can't make it work.
I have 2 operative systems, raspbian and openelec. I started by going to raspbian, open terminal and I ran some commands to update the raspberry pi, then I used "lsusb" and I found a line with "ralink"(Probably the wifi adapter) but it has nothing related to model or whatever like I saw in many tutorials. Then I edited a couple of files to provide my network details, I restarted raspberry pi but still not working.
Can anyone help me with this?

PS: When I got the wifi working on raspbian it is going to work on openelec or do I have to repeat the same steps on openelec?

Thanks in advance.

Ricardo Neves
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:43 pm

Re: Can't set up ralink wifi dongle

Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:42 pm

I figured out the model, it's Ralink 7601. Any help or should I just buy a new one?

I've searching for some good usb wifi dongle? which ones do you recommend?
What do you think about this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/gib-150M-Mini-U ... 2c7856761d
Does it have a better compatibility than the ralink 7601?

Bazzer
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:13 am

Re: Can't set up ralink wifi dongle

Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:20 pm

Have a read through the post at http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 28&t=44044

I had problems with my Realtek and had to follow the post at http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/viewto ... 82#p462982 as kindly pointed out by MrEngman. I have a Realtek and you have a ralink so they are different but check if the lsmod sees your module at least.

I would post lsusb, lsmod, dmesg and ifconfig -a outputs to your thread and see if others can spot the issue.

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