# Ralink RT5370 chipset on Ubuntu 10.04

Linux @ 20 August 2013

Hi, a few weeks ago I received the wi-fi receiver that I bought from ebay, which has a rt 5370 chipset. The receiver is plug-n-use (it has drivers in the kernel) in ubuntu 12.04 but my desktop could not recognize it. So here is how to install the drivers for it.

Warning : in case of a site crash keep your drivers folder in a safe place, because when you upgrade the kernel version you will need to recompile all of the driver files.

I used the steps in ubuntu forums located at here. However I was not successful at all. Then I tried to follow the steps in the installation readme file. I think the key point is :

$cp RT2870STA.dat  /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat

See you.

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