[clug] Ralink wifi chipsets and kernel 2.6.33

BAXTER,Adam adam.baxter at deewr.gov.au
Mon Dec 21 15:36:42 MST 2009

Good news everyone!

802.11N USB sticks based on the rt2800 series chipsets have been flooding the Canberra swap meets recently. I've seen two types. A "Tenda" brand rated at 150mbit max, and a TP-Link rated at 300mbit max. I have both and I can confirm N networks are picked up. I'll be able to test this in early January when I upgrade my network.

I'd say the PCI versions are based off these too but I haven't bought any.

"Among the many new drivers is rt2800pci for Ralink's RT2860 and RT3090 PCI Wi-Fi chips - until now, these chips could only be addressed via drivers which haven't yet reached the quality levels required by the kernel developers."


A stable-ish version of this driver is also in Ubuntu 9.10.


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