/!\ FIRMWARE LOCATION CHANGED TO /lib/firmware
The firmware location has changed according to new kernel firmware loading libs, from /etc/Wireless/RT61STA to /lib/firmware.
Please note that some linux distributions use /lib/firmware/<KERNEL_VERSION> as their default firmware location.
This is the first step of a few needed driver updates that unfortunately will break backward compatibility with existing user configs. Migrating to new standards will nevertheless be quite easy.
Regarding the 'Installation of firmware files' step, am I right in understanding that we need to delete the two .bin files that don't apply to our card? I mean, when I first read the instruction, I thought I needed to put the appropriate file in the /lib/firmware folder, but when I got there, there were already three in there.
You're right you only need the firmware file for your chipset.
As there are 3 different RT61 chipsets and it can't know which one(s) you'll be using, 'make install' copies the 3 firmware files to /lib/firmware. Considering they're just 8k each, it's no big deal.
However, if you know for sure you won't be using some of them, you can safely remove these.
with "lspci | grep RaLink" comand you can the chipset, dont you?
What do you mean? I don't understand. If you're asking if you can get which chipset the card is using with this command, then yes.
yes with this command you can see what is the chipset used..
sorry by the word eating..