The driver may have been compiled for a previous kernel version of Ubuntu.
If so, you may find these instruction helpful for recompiling it:
You might want to see Tushar Panda's post on this topic:
The Wi-Fi dongle described in that post uses the same Ralink RT5370 chip/chipset.
Erich Styger's post on using the Wi-Pi with RIoTboard under Android may also be useful if you want to test that Wi-Pi is actually functional:
I found out a week ago that it is possible for a Wi-Pi to be damaged but still appear to function in some respects. When using the Wi-Pi as part of an ADS-B receiver, we had a series of very strong thunderstorms pass through the area. I managed to shut the system's Raspberry Pi 2 MCU down, but only after we had several lightning strikes within a mile/couple of kilometers. I started the receiver up after the storm, and the Wi-Pi dongle made a connection to the router and was successfully assigned an IP address, but it is apparently damaged in such a way that it will no longer pass data. If I substitute an identical Wi-Pi in the system and restart it, it works just fine. So can use an Android RIoTboard image to test that your Wi-Pi dongle is fully functional if you have doubts on that topic.
Hi, I have a Riotboard with Ubuntu booted from an SD card, I been trying to use a wifi connection with the Wi-Pi module but it doesn't work.
When I plug it in and run the lsusb command on terminal it shows this:
Bus 002 Device 008 ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp.
I tried doing some configurations to the file /etc/network/interfaces but it does nothing.
It would be great if somebody could help me. I'm new on Linux