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I have a Debian (squeeze) desktop, and I need to use a D-Link 150 USB Wireless Network Adapter. So far I've done this:

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c18 D-Link Corp.

After looking for a solution in google, I found that I needed to install the following package:


I've installed it, but Debian doesn't want to find the adapter. When I run lsmod, I can't find what I'm supposed to find: rt2870sta

Can you point me in the right direction?

A little more data.

I checked ifconfig, and there's not any wireless adapter detected by debian:

# ifconfig
eth0 ...
lo ...

The contents of /etc/network/interfaces is:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
allow-hotplug eth0
#NetworkManager#iface eth0 inet dhcp

I hope this additional data helps

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What happens if you modprobe rt2870sta? – Renan Nov 7 '12 at 23:25
@Renan Now it appears on lsmod, but I still can't use it... network manager doesn't recognize any network – Barranka Nov 7 '12 at 23:35
This is a cross-post from superuser.com/questions/502482/… – jordanm Nov 7 '12 at 23:47
@jordanm Yes, I've posted it in both sites... I didn't know which one would be a better place for this question – Barranka Nov 7 '12 at 23:57

Apparently your device is not supported by rt2870sta (or rt2800usb as it is called in newer kernels).

See lists of supported devices for rt2870sta and rt2800usb

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Debian Linux, kernel version 2.6.32-5-amd64 – Barranka Nov 16 '12 at 16:42
By the way, this is more of a comment than an answer – Barranka Nov 16 '12 at 16:42
judging from usb id you posted, the answer is that your device is currently not supported – Raber Nov 18 '12 at 15:47

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