Setting up wireless USB dongle on Raspberry Pi30. Jun '13
DealExtreme ships 802.11bgn wireless USB dongles for 6.30 USD and of course I had to get one of those. This one shows up as:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
The required driver and firmware blob seem to be available in Raspbian Wheezy, so setting up /etc/network/interfaces is the last step to get this dongle working:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid "lauri-802.11bgn" # Your wireless network name wpa-psk "replace-me" # Your WPA/WPA2 password
After that you should of course restart NetworkManager and networking services:
sudo service network-manager restart sudo service networking restart
This howto should work for Ubuntu and other Debian-like operating systems aswell.