[rt2x00-users] RT5572 status (D-Link DWA-160 B2)

Stanislaw Gruszka stf_xl at wp.pl
Thu Apr 4 04:52:43 AEDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 12:27:10PM +0000, LAUKENS Niels wrote:
> I needed a USB based WiFi adapter, and decided to get the well supported
> "D-Link DWA-160", which uses a well-supported Atheros chipset. But after
> unpacking, I figured out (the hard way) that "revision" apparently means
> "completely new hardware"... So I have a DWA-160 "revision" B2 (USB id
> 2001:3c1a). Back to square on. </rant>
> 
> Apparently[1] this device has a RaLink/MediaTek RT5572 chip onboard, which
> isn't yet supported in the mainline kernel. After some snooping around, I
> found a thread[2] on this mailing list with a batch of patches to get
> support for this chipset in the kernel.
> 
> I've tried to apply these patches on my kernel (non-vanilla 3.5.7.6).
> Automatically patching with git fails on about every of the 25 patches. My
> next attempt was to apply them manually. I've managed to get the kernel to
> compile, but it panics on boot, so I've been a bit too liberal in my
> adaptations.
> 
> Onto which commit/branch/point in time should these patches be applied?

To wireless-next and wireless-testing at git.kernel.org. Patches are
queued to linux 3.10. Now you can use compat-drivers, for example:
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2013/03/28/
see
https://backports.wiki.kernel.org
for more details.

Stanislaw




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