Wireless Connection Wifi On My PC

I bought a wireless pcie or wifi card from Lazada the other week. It’s an Ralink pcie card shown below.

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.

After a day or two of leaving it to simmer for a while this greeted me today.

Success! I am now connected to the home wifi network.

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