Thank you for your suggestion, I will try tonight or tomorrownr wrote:Hi,
I'm using exactly the same wifi dongle, and it works nicely. First thing to do is install the firmware-ralink package with sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink. Once this is installed, plug in the dongle, and then use lsusb to check that it's recognised. You can also use iwlist scan to make sure that the dongle can 'see' your wireless network.
Once you've got this far, you need to edit your /etc/network/interfaces file to give the wlan0 interface an ip address, subnet mask etc., and also set the wireless authentication parameters. There's loads of useful sources of information on the net for this - without knowing your setup, I won't recommend any particular configuration as it may only serve to lead you up the garden path! It is, however, essential to put the authentication part of the file *after* the addressing part. Took me ages to find that out...
Once this is done, issue the command ifup wlan0, and hopefully, things should spring into life
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