I have an ASUS USB-N13 Wireless Adapter w/ RT3070 Chipset and I can not seem to get it to load the proper driver at start-up. I'm new to both Linux and PClinuxOS and although I've attempted to look up solutions on-line and to look at command information in several books that I borrowed, I have difficulty some times understanding the information that I've read or else I'm not sure what applies to the specific version of Linux that I'm running.
I have a Linux driver for my adapter, and after much wailing and gnashing of teeth I've succeeded in compiling the driver. After compiling the driver, I can install it using the command "/sbin/insmod rt3070sta.ko " from the directory "cd /home/mike/DPO_RT3070_LinuxSTA_V188.8.131.52_20100422/os/linux". After doing this, the USB wireless adapter seems to work fine. The only problem is, when I restart the computer, the wireless doesn't work until I reinstall the driver manually as discussed above. I attempted to follow directions found in the readme files associated with the driver from both ASUS and from Ralink, but the readme files are obviously copied from earlier versions of the driver and don't seem to work, even with me attempting to change driver names and such. I also read other posts from this forum regarding the ASUS USB-N13 and others regarding the RT3070 chipset, but they were for other versions, different chipsets, older kernel versions, etc... and although they helped me work my way through the compiling issues, I haven't been able to get the wireless adapter to work at boot-up.
I'm running Kernel 184.108.40.206-pclos6.bfs and KDE 4.5.2 . The pcc hardware info for my card is given below in blue:
Description: 802.11 n WLAN
Bus PCI #: 7
PCI device #: 2
Vendor ID: 0x0b05
Device ID: 0x1784
One thing of interest is that when the machine boots the Module is listed as rt2800usb instead of rt2870. (I'm also not sure why the module changes to rt2870 instead of rt3070 after I run the command that installs the driver.) I attempted to blacklist the rt2800usb driver and that kept it from loading, but it didn't result in the correct driver loading either. In fact, when I ran my commands to install the rt3070 driver by hand after blacklisting the rt2800usb driver, the adapter didn't seem to connect up properly, so I removed the blacklist command.
The "Basic Wireless Tips" posting said that I should provide the text from several files in followup posts, so I'll attach that information next. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.