[CentOS] Ralink Corp RT5390 Wireless

Fri Dec 14 12:29:01 UTC 2012
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 14/12/12 08:56, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Mark LaPierre<marklapier at aol.com>  wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> In looking for a solution for the subject wireless on my friend's Asus
>> A54C laptop I found this entry:
>> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=39054&forum=55
>> rt2860-firmware-26-1.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm
>> kmod-rt5390sta-
>> This solution appears to have worked for the RT3090.  Would these be the
>> right rpm's for my friend to install to get his RT5390 working?  No
>> wait, I found this using the Add/Remove software tool.  The rt2860 rpm
>> says, "This package contains the firmware required by Ralink RT28XX/RT30XX".
>> I don't see a package for the RT53XX.  What now Charley Brown?

That firmware is the correct firmware for that package - if you try to 
install that driver rpm you will find it actually Requires that firmware 
package so yum will pull it in automatically for you.

> You need to find out a vendor:device ID pairing of your device. For
> details, please see ELRepo FAQ #4 at:
> http://elrepo.org/tiki/FAQ
> Akemi

For more help (if required), please follow Akemi's advice above.

I maintain these Ralink wireless driver packages for elrepo. I've had 
virtually zero feedback on whether they work or not - if they don't work 
for you then I'm happy to work with you to fix the issue, although the 
elrepo bug tracker/mailing lists are probably the best place for that.

These particular vendor-supplied drivers are largely unmaintained by 
Ralink now - their developers appear to prefer to maintain the drivers 
in the kernel tree. To that end, the compat-wireless package may also 
contain drivers for your device, but we are unable to offer any more 
specific advice without knowing vendor:device ID pairing as mentioned by 

Hope that helps.