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I have a HP ENVY dv7 that has the rt3290 wireless card. A dude answered a question on installing the rt3290 wireless driver suggested upgrading the kernel to above 3.6.3, he then also said to make sure that you have the rt3290.bin file in the /lib/firmware/ directory.

How do you obtain this rt3290.bin file? How do you upgrade the firmware?

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git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
sudo cp linux-firmware/rt3290.bin /lib/firmware

It works immediately after the above command execution.

My notebook is Fujitsu Lifebook LH532 Ralink RT3290 Running kernel 3.8.0.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 as 1st FEB 2013

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  • This stopped working after I rebooted. Any help? Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 20:26
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There is temporary workaround:

Install kernell 3.6.x from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline

linux-headers-3.6.6-030606-generic_3.6.6-030606.201211050512_amd64.deb
linux-headers-3.6.6-030606_3.6.6-030606.201211050512_all.deb
linux-image-3.6.6-030606-generic_3.6.6-030606.201211050512_amd64.deb
linux-image-extra-3.6.6-030606-generic_3.6.6-030606.201211050512_amd64.deb

You can use USC to install the DEB. Then download the firmware from kernel.org and copy it to /lib/firmware:

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
sudo cp linux-firmware/rt3290.bin /lib/firmware

and reboot.

Source and Reply 16 confirms it works.

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  • This only worked for me until I rebooted. Any pointers? Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 20:25

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