I'm new to Ubuntu. How can i install wifi driver Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn? And please if you can help me step by step :D Thank you very much!
Since Ralink does not patch the driver and the current version does not work, I provided a patched file that you can download and install following this steps
download the patched file from my private Google Drive directory.
open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and
cdinto the folder where the file is downloaded, e.g.
sudo tar -xvf rt3290sta-184.108.40.206.dkms.tar -C /usr/src
to untar the content in a system directory
you should now get a password prompt where you type the
sudopassword and press Enter.
once the files are all extracted type
sudo dkms install -m rt3290sta -v 220.127.116.11 --force
to install the driver with
sudopassword again and ensure that install is completed successfully (it will take some time).
Enjoy Wi-Fi with your
The patch will work up to kernel version v4.14, it breaks on v4.15 onwards due to the change in the kernel timer implementations.
NOTE: The links referred to here may no longer operate. They are left in here for historical purposes only.
Download the source code of the driver:
then extract the file from tar file
tar -xvf DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508.tar.gz
after that enter to this dir
cd ~/DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508 make # compile the make file sudo make install # install the make file
After that activate the wireless driver
sudo modprobe rt3290sta