I'd like to say that I found your solution worked for me too - I used the dropbox driver and followed your instructions and got my ralink wifi working.
I was a bit iffy about using some modified driver, but I'm making a leap of faith that you're a good guy, so now I can use my rt2870.
It was a big help, thanks
But how did you do it - why don't the ralink drivers i get on disk or download from their website make or install properly, but yours does ?
I also, BTW, am finding that installing debian firmware-ralink package will get my rt5370 working, but not rt2870 - even though the rt2870 is listed as one it should run.
Anyone know why ?