I'm attempting to compile drivers for my Telewell TW-WLAN 802.11g/n USB adapter, but I'm getting an error I cannot solve during the make. I'm following these instructions.

I can get the adapter to work with built in rt2x00usb but it's stuck in G mode instead of N, which was the whole point of acquiring this piece of hardware.

Steps I've done so far:

  • Edit blacklist.conf & reboot to unload the built in drivers
  • Grab the files required for compiling (2008_1225_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.0.1.0)
  • Installed build tools with sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
  • Changed WPA supplicant settings from n to y in config.mk

If anyone could check the error I'm getting and help me overcome it, I'd be very grateful!


You are using a very old version of the driver, hence the errors.

The latest is 2.5:


Get it from http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_support/license.php?sn=5016 . It builds successfully.

  • Compiled and the drivers work -- but still stuck in G instead of N. Thanks for the help anyway.
    – red
    Aug 15 '12 at 13:08

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