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#1 2018-07-06 15:41

Registered: 2018-07-06
Posts: 2

Driver for older Wifi card ?

I have an older system I am testing Q4OS on. it hjad a wired connection but I wanted to test the wifi abilities of this system if it was possible

Hardware is reported as RT5592 PCie Ralink inc. (it is an Asus PCE-N53 PCIE wifi card)
The card is functional and was tested under windows 10 withotu any issues.

Q4OS doesnt seem to know what to do with teh hardware.
there is a Linux driver for this card on the Asus web site but speak of Linux kernel v2.4 whihc seems very old.

shoudl I test the drivers ?
or shoudl I try to use NDISwrapper instead?


#2 2018-07-06 18:47

Registered: 2018-07-06
Posts: 2

Re: Driver for older Wifi card ?

so I did some digging and here are some results

it seems like the drivers are loaded, but not enabled and I stumped

lspci | grep -i wireless
03:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT5592 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

lspci -nn -s 03:00.0
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT5592 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [1814:5592]

lspci -vv -s 03:00.0
03:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT5592 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. RT5592 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Step                                                                                                                          ping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-                                                                                                                                <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at febf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: rt2860
        Kernel modules: rt5592sta

sudo lshw -C network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RT5592 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: Ralink corp.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: enp3s0
       version: 00
       serial: ac:9e:17:5c:30:7a
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=RALINK WLAN latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=Ralink STA
       resources: irq:16 memory:febf0000-febfffff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: enp2s0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:26:18:e0:b0:0b
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:27 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:feaff000-feafffff memory:feac0000-feadffff

lsmod | grep -i rt5592
rt5592sta            1138688  1

modprobe -c | grep -i rt5592
alias pci:v00001814d00005592sv*sd*bc*sc*i* rt5592sta

modinfo rt5592sta
filename:       /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt5592sta.ko
srcversion:     77DA3611A19C7BE78A08116
alias:          pci:v00001814d00005592sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
retpoline:      Y
vermagic:       4.9.0-6-amd64 SMP mod_unload modversions
parm:           mac:rt28xx: wireless mac addr (charp)

not showing as wifi connection enp3s0 on the netwoirk icon, it only shows wired enp2s0
sudo rfkill list all = nothing

even when I reboot without wired line, nothign comes up as active

Last edited by pbureau66 (2018-07-06 18:48)


#3 2018-07-06 19:02

From: UK
Registered: 2015-12-14
Posts: 2,528

Re: Driver for older Wifi card ?

I did a quick google to see if others have had problems with this card and found a few github sites that have their modified drivers that might help, other than that have you checked you have firmware-realtek installed? I think it should have been installed by default but not too sure.

One more thing, are you using the current stable Q4OS (Scorpion 2.x)?


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