My general notion in networking is that this card should work in my Arch linux GNOME setup. Well, yes and no. I installed the pcie card to my motherboard. My computer recognized the new hardware. I checked if the proper drivers are installed.
$ lspci -k
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 11)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 859e
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
04:00.0 PCI bridge: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1083/1085 PCIe to PCI Bridge (rev 04)
system: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
Kernel driver05:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
Sub in use: rt2800pci
Kernel modules: rt2800pci
And they are being used, rt2800pci as shown.
But, when I tried activating the connection, it threw me a lot of error message. It went through the motion of trying to connect, and authenticating but it fails. I tried googling the problem. Oh and I also installed dnsmasq in the process of troubleshooting it. I don’t have any idea why dnsmasq is needed here.
I was fiddling with netctl commands to no avail. I am running out of ideas.
Success! I am now connected to the home wifi network.