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Trying to execute ATE commands on ralink rt3070 wifi dongle,

# iwpriv ra0 set ATE=ATESTART

Interface doesn't accept private ioctl...
set (8BE2): Invalid argument

Anyone got any idea?

It is suppose to work, according to this

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It's supposed to work under the condition that you install their old hacked drivers.

Also note that on up-to-date kernels, the WEXT interface (used by iwpriv/iwlist/iwconfig) is getting more and more deprecated, replaced by the netlink nl80211 interface, as used by 'iw'.

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i've been using RT3070_LinuxSTA_V2.3.0.1_20100208 which gives rt3070sta kernel module, the system is gonna test driver that you mentioned. – Saeed Oct 7 '12 at 13:19
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solved it, in sta_ate_iwpriv_usage.txt it says,

To turn on ATE functionality, you have to add compile flag "RALINK_ATE" to Makefile

it can be enabled in RT3070_LinuxSTA_V2.3.0.1_20100208/os/linux/

# Support ATE function

disable the rt3070sta module, make and make install again, insert module, it should run ATE commands without any problem.

Good luck

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