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It is highly recommended to use a enhanced and patched driver from instead of serialmonkey drivers.

ifconfig rausb0 down
rmmod rt2570
tar -xvjf rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.1.tar.bz2
cd rt2570-k2wrlz-1.6.1/Module
make && make install
modprobe rt2570

Make sure to load the driver with modprobe (not insmod).

Mirrors for the driver:

Troubleshooting Tips

Note that this driver currently does not work on big endian systems, such as the PowerPC. Attempting to run “ifconfig rausb0 up” will cause ifconfig to use 100% CPU power, bringing your system to a crawl and never actually working.

There are reports of the aircrack-ng tools freezing and/or stop working.

Here are a few things to try:

When to use this driver?

See this message.

If you have a ralink chip in an USB device that chip is a RT2570 or RT73 and you need “rt2570” driver or “rt73” driver, “rt2500” driver is for PCI/PCMCIA devices.

Using legacy drivers (or ASPj mods) interface name is ra0 for PCI/PCMCIA and rausb0 for USB devices, if you have wlan0 and wmaster0 interfaces you are using new rt2x00-mac80211 driver (rt2x00 has various modules, for USB devices are “rt2500usb” and “rt73usb”, unload them and load “rt2570” or “rt73”).

rt2570.1190915579.txt.gz · Last modified: 2007/09/27 19:52 by darkaudax