Thanks for getting back to me Mark.
The output from lsusb is as follows:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Output from iwlist scanning is as follows:
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
ra0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1C:DF:60:87:8D
Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality=100/100 Signal level=-35 dBm Noise level=-92 dBm
Bit Rates:54 Mb/s
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : CCMP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Output from iwconfig is as follows:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
ra0 Ralink STA ESSID:"belkin54g" Nickname:"RT2870STA"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.422 GHz Access Point: 00:1C:DF:60:87:8D
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=100/100 Signal level:-35 dBm Noise level:-66 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Output from sudo lshw -C network is as follows:
description: Ethernet interface
product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiatio
n=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.5.0 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:10 ioport:2400(size=256) memory:20001000-200010ff
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: ra0
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=RALINK WLAN ip=192.168.2.2 multicast=yes wireless=Ralink STA
The driver i installed was off a post you were assisting on where you had modified the rt5370sta driver and uploaded to dropbox (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V126.96.36.199_DPO.tar.bz2
i noticed as i was getting the outputs, that iwconfig gives the nickname RT2870STA yet the chipset i have is RT5370, could that be the issue? i have no clue im just stabbing in the dark lol.
Originally i did try and install drivers for RT2870 because thats the model it said on the drivers that came on the disk, however since reading one of your posts i noted the chipset to be 5370 on the lsusb output, and as a result found your modified drivers which worked (at slower speeds granted)