After making a posting and consequent chat with Husse, I've created this Topic to post a few of the problems and fixes I have
come across whilst installing Linux Mint on various platforms.
The first in this topic deals with the "Advent Laptop with RealTek Model 2573 RaLink USB Solution" which I originally posted
here : viewtopic.php?f=53&t=10086
It will most probably be handy for anyone else using this USB based wifi device.
With the fix as detailed above you don't need to download any drivers from the Ralink website, which
is here http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/S ... Linux.html just for reference.