Medion Akoya Linux Wireless Kurulumu

How to install the Ralink wireless driver for Medion akoya using Ubuntu
February 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Home, Linux

This article explains how to install rt2860 driver.

1. First of all, you need to download the driver RT2860PCI/mPCI/PCIe/CB(RT2760/RT2790/RT2860/RT2890) RT2860WebUI from the link here

2. Second, you need to untar the file which you have downloaded. Type the following in the terminal:

tar -xvjf 2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0.tar.bz2

3. Then edit the file:

sudo gedit 2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/os/linux/

and in the following lines replace n with y, so make sure there are two y, because by default there are both n letters:

# Support Wpa_Supplicant
# Support Native WpaSupplicant for Network Manager

4. Now you have to enter the directory of the driver, compile and install it. Type or better copy-paste the following in the terminal:

cd 2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/

sudo su

make && make install

modprobe rt2860sta


5.Now type

lsmod | grep rt2860sta

and it should show something like this:

rt2860sta 525400 1.

6. Again type iwconfig to check if r0 is working. If it does, follow the last step to make sure the module is loaded when you reboot, type:

sudo echo rt2860sta >> /etc/modules

7. Now you can go to Network Configuration, which is in System ->Preferences and set up a network. Or alternatively, you should see 4 blue lines on the upper panel. By pressing them you should see the available networks.


On Ubuntu 8.04 (i386) fresh install, it was necessary to first install build-essential

apt-get install build-essential

When I plug in the wire, ubuntu switches to my wired network. Works like a dream.

I also tested it on Ubuntu 8.10 (amd64). Same procedure works.