I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due to its own wireless interface being hard blocked (the fn key is broken).
The connection is protected by WPA.
I installed the linux driver and I'm able to scan for networks nearby. However, when I try to:
$ wpa_supplicant -B -i ra0 -DWext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ra0: Unsupported driver 'wext'
I've tried different drivers and none of them work. I've also tried finding out what driver the wireless adapter uses (in theory it should be rt5370sta which is what I installed) to no avail. Tried lsusb, lspci -k and lsmod but none of them list the driver I need to be using.
Does anyone know whether I'm asking the right question or if the problem lies somewhere else? I was confident this was it as
iwlist ra0 does work and
/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf is configured as per the instructions over here:
I tried wifi-radar, which gets stuck on the same issue (ends up completely unresponsive and I have to reboot computer in order to start it up again; killing the process doesn't work).
Computer has no internet access but I can use Keryx to update or install packages.
Any help with figuring this out in order to get the internet working is very much appreciated!