[CentOS] how to get ASUS USB-N13 802.11n net adapter working on 5.5?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Sep 28 08:13:27 EDT 2010

  first, the short form of the question -- has anyone got that
wireless adapter working on centos 5.5 and associated with an access
point that uses WPA/WPA2 security?

  and the details.

  in a classroom where there is *no* wired networking at all, all PCs
have only that wireless net adapter, which works fine on windows but,
after installing centos 5.5, unsurprisingly, we have no networking.
there is no backup wired network, and no other adapters.

  there is a CD that came with the adapters, with a Linux directory,
so it was easy enough to dump that onto my personal centos 5.5 box,
and run "make" which generated the loadable "rt3070sta.ko" module.
and, yes, that module loads.  so far, so good.

  however, that still doesn't do it as based on what i've read
online), because the access point here uses WPA/WPA2, i need to
use wpa_supplicant to be able to configure the wireless interface for
that.  and that's about when i got kicked out of the classroom as they
were closing for the evening.

  thoughts?  any advice humongously appreciated.



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