Ralink Adds RT5390 Support To Open WiFi Driver
Phoronix: Ralink Adds RT5390 Support To Open WiFi Driver
Back in September there was the major victory for the open-source and Linux hardware support communities when Broadcom open-sourced an 802.11n Linux driver after years of their WiFi chipsets being notorious under Linux. There's another wireless chipset vendor now getting more serious about open-source driver support too and that's Ralink. They've now contributed patches to the rt2x00 driver project that enables their new RT5390 chipset family to be used by this open-source Linux wireless driver...
Ralink has played well with FOSS community for a long time
Ralink has always had excellent open source support for their wireless devices. At one point (early 2000s) Ralink was the ONLY choice for FOSS wireless drivers. Back then there were absolutely no Linux drivers for Atheros, Intel, Realtek, Broadcom or TI/Nokia.