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Windows 7: RT2561 and similar ones (RT2560, RT2500 etc)

09 Feb 2009   #1

XP, OS X, 7
 
 
RT2561 and similar ones (RT2560, RT2500 etc)

On ralink web page there are in fact drivers for Vista which are being claimed to work under it and 7 also...
For me, however, the newest drivers didn't worked... I have tried older ones (which were very hard to find) and those eventually made it...
http://wifi.uevora.pt/drivers/ralink...7_0.1.0.29.exe

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09 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The RT2561 and RT2560 chipset use a different set of driver than the RT2500 chipset, even though they both used to be packaged in the same install setup. The RT2500 based cards use the rt2500.sys drivers and the RT256x based cards use the netr6164.sys driver. I'm not sure about the 64 in the file name, it might be because I use the x64 version of Windows7 and the install only copied the 64bits files and not both, 32bits and 64bits, files.

if you have any problem and want to try even older drivers for your RT256x chipset based card, I still have a few older version of their drivers install package on my had drive. I had few problems with, what I thought was, their drivers under vista x64 before I realize that they didn't update the driver file for the RT2500 chipset since 2006 and all the problems were because of the ralink UI.


IS_AP_STA_6x_D-1.2.2.0_VA-2.0.4.0_2500_D-3.2.0.0_VA-3.2.0.0_RU-2.0.2.0_VA-1.0.11.0_AU_1.1.9.0_052107_0.1.0.18.exe

IS_AP_STA_6x_D-1.2.3.0_VA-2.0.7.0_2500_D-3.2.0.0_VA-3.2.0.0_RU-2.0.3.0_VA-1.0.15.0_AU_1.2.0.0_080207_0.1.0.24.exe

IS_AP_STA_6x_D-1.2.3.0_VA-2.0.7.0_2500_D-3.2.0.0_VA-3.2.0.0_RU-2.0.3.0_VA-1.0.18.0_AU_1.2.0.0_091407_0.1.0.29.exe

IS_AP_STA_6x_D-1.2.3.0_VA-2.1.0.0_2500_D-3.2.0.0_VA-3.2.0.0_RU-2.0.4.0_VA-2.0.4.0_AU-1.2.1.0_VA-1.0.4.0_101707_0.1.0.29.exe <- this one is the one you currently use.
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10 Feb 2009   #3

XP, OS X, 7
 
 

That is what i did:P Those drivers which i'm using are the newest from all which worked for me in Windows 7... i have RT2561:P
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12 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pisek View Post
That is what i did:P Those drivers which i'm using are the newest from all which worked for me in Windows 7... i have RT2561:P

I meant if you still have a problem or some run into a problem and want to try even older drivers ) sorry wrote the message before going to sleep, so... :/
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07 May 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I need a driver for Ralink RT2500 that will work with Windows 7 64bit. Anyone have any advice?
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08 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta / Mac OS X 10.5
 
 

I installed the latest RT2500 drivers from the Ralink site and they worked with my Belkin F5D7000au. I had to install the drivers, and then manually select the drivers for the network adapter in the device manager (as always). I selected "Ralink RT2500 Wireless LAN Card" from the list of drivers, and it worked fine. Hope this helps.

FYI - I'm using Windows 7 x64
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11 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

I know this might be a long shot but i have a ralink card too windows calls it a Ralink RT61 Turbo Wireless lan card.... Driver is 3.0.1.0

Windows 7 RTM

Windows says its fine and everything but when i got to enable it it doesn't enable for some odd reason that i don't know
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11 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have the right driver? Try this one

PCI/mPCI/CB (RT256x/RT266x) 08/24/2009 Vista:2.1.6.0
2K/XP:1.2.8.0 Windows 2000, XP 32/64 and Vista 32/64

from Ralink website.
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11 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SillyMan View Post
Do you have the right driver? Try this one

PCI/mPCI/CB (RT256x/RT266x) 08/24/2009 Vista:2.1.6.0
2K/XP:1.2.8.0 Windows 2000, XP 32/64 and Vista 32/64

from Ralink website.
Yeah thats the one i have already doesn't work for me tho it says its ok but wont enable
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11 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

If you have some trouble with finding drivers try the Maufacturers website first then maybe try this site

Home - X-DRIVERS.COM: eXtremly full software portal

I'd only try that if you really can't find the driver
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