Latest Ralink driver refuses to install
I downloaded the latest driver for my wireless PCI card (a Minitar MN54GPC-RC) from the Ralink site.
However when I went to install the driver, it would crash
First I tried uninstalled the old driver, but this didn’t help.
The next thought was “that has to be about the longest filename I’ve ever seen” - IS_AP_STA_6x_D-18.104.22.168_VA-22.214.171.124_2500_D-126.96.36.199_VA-188.8.131.52_RU-184.108.40.206_VA-220.127.116.11_AU_18.104.22.168_080207_0.1.0.24.exe
So I renamed the file, and guess what, the installer worked!
The new driver includes some extra features, though the included help file doesn’t actually bother to explain what they are.
- WMM - appears to be Wireless Multimedia Extensions
- WPS - Wireless Provisioning Services
WPS doesn’t seem to be relevant to me at home, and WMM looks like also requires Access Point support too. A quick search against my Billion 7402GL doesn’t indicate that it supports this feature though.