I am trying to make a wifi USB dongle work, which is currently not listed in the list of working sticks, on an RPi 512MB. The hardware is a "Hama Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Stick 300 Mbps", and it appears it has a Ralink rt2870 chipset built-in (although I am not 100% sure about that).
When I plug it into the Pi, "lsmod" tells me that the "rt2800usb" kernel module was loaded for the stick. The hardware finds all WLAN networks nearby, but I cannot connect to any, therefore I would like to blacklist the rt2800usb kernel module and load the "rt2870usb" module instead. So far, I tried the following:
I disconnected the stick from the Pi and created the file "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-wifi.conf" with the following content:
(I am not sure if it is necessary to have the "2x00" lines as well as the "2800" lines.)
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blacklist rt2x00usb blacklist rt2x00lib blacklist rt2800usb blacklist rt2800lib
When I connect the stick again, it appears the 2800 module was correctly blacklisted, as "lsmod" does not list it anymore. My problem is, that NO module is loaded for the usb dongle anymore, and I am wondering what I have to do to make the stick use the 2870usb kernel module instead.
Any help is gladly appreciated, thank you very much in advance!