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Hello, im new to linux mint and i have an Asus USB wirless adaptor for my home internet. I dual boot linux mint 11 and windows 7 and the adaptor ...
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    Unhappy Need help setting up Asus USB-N13 Adaptor for wireless internet


    Hello, im new to linux mint and i have an Asus USB wirless adaptor for my home internet. I dual boot linux mint 11 and windows 7 and the adaptor works fine on windows after i installed off the cd with the wizard, but i dont understand how to do it for linux, because it still doesn't work on the linux os. Please help, Ive looked at other posts but have not understood them very well.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Check out this post.
    Post back here with the results and we'll help you out.
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    IDK what any of this means, but..

    when i typed "lsusb"

    Code:
    dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 5986:a000 Acer, Inc 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1c7a:0801 LighTuning Technology Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Wireless Mouse M305
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    When i typed "lsmod"


    Code:
    dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ndiswrapper           192828  0 
    snd_seq_dummy          12686  0 
    nls_utf8               12493  1 
    isofs                  39571  1 
    binfmt_misc            13213  1 
    sha256_generic         20911  2 
    cryptd                 19801  0 
    aes_i586               16956  1070 
    aes_generic            38023  1 aes_i586
    parport_pc             32111  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    dm_crypt               22463  1 
    rt2870sta             410104  0 
    rt2800usb              17907  0 
    rt2800lib              43824  1 rt2800usb
    crc_ccitt              12595  2 rt2870sta,rt2800lib
    rt2x00usb              19693  1 rt2800usb
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   255820  1 
    snd_hda_intel          24140  4 
    snd_hda_codec          90901  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13274  1 snd_hda_codec
    arc4                   12473  4 
    snd_pcm                80244  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    acer_wmi               23123  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25269  1 snd_seq_midi
    rt2x00lib              39075  3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51291  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28659  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14110  4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    iwlagn                284601  0 
    ipt_REJECT             12512  0 
    iwlcore               148965  1 iwlagn
    ipt_LOG                12784  0 
    xt_limit               12541  0 
    mac80211              257001  5 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib,iwlagn,iwlcore
    xt_tcpudp              12531  0 
    i2400m_usb             35677  0 
    ipt_addrtype           12535  0 
    ideapad_laptop         13262  0 
    xt_state               12514  0 
    sparse_keymap          13666  2 acer_wmi,ideapad_laptop
    snd                    55295  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i2400m                101216  1 i2400m_usb
    uvcvideo               66851  0 
    psmouse                59039  0 
    wimax                  33488  1 i2400m
    videodev               75143  1 uvcvideo
    intel_ips              17769  0 
    serio_raw              12990  0 
    joydev                 17322  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    cfg80211              156212  4 rt2x00lib,iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
    ip6table_filter        12711  1 
    ip6_tables             22545  1 ip6table_filter
    snd_page_alloc         14073  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    nf_nat_irc             12542  0 
    nf_conntrack_irc       13138  1 nf_nat_irc
    nf_nat_ftp             12548  0 
    nf_nat                 24827  2 nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      19024  2 nf_nat
    nf_defrag_ipv4         12649  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    nf_conntrack_ftp       13106  1 nf_nat_ftp
    nf_conntrack           69744  7 xt_state,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp
    iptable_filter         12706  1 
    ip_tables              18125  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               21907  10 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_addrtype,xt_state,ip6table_filter,ip6_tables,iptable_filter,ip_tables
    lp                     13349  0 
    parport                36746  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    dm_raid45              88410  0 
    xor                    21860  1 dm_raid45
    btrfs                 527341  0 
    zlib_deflate           26594  1 btrfs
    libcrc32c              12543  1 btrfs
    vesafb                 13449  0 
    i915                  450979  8 
    usb_storage            43946  0 
    drm_kms_helper         40745  1 i915
    uas                    17676  0 
    usbhid                 41704  0 
    hid                    77084  1 usbhid
    drm                   184133  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    atl1c                  36237  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13184  1 i915
    ahci                   21591  3 
    libahci                25548  1 ahci
    video                  18951  1 i915
    When I typed "dmesg | grep firmware"

    Code:
    dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ dmesg | grep firmware
    [   26.199699] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 41.28.5.1 build 33926
    [   26.364184] elantech: assuming hardware version 2, firmware version 4.0.2
    [   29.631521] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware interface version 9.3.2
    [  245.966004] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf: cached
    [  248.034526] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf: loading from cache
    [  251.310531] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware interface version 9.3.2
    [  413.903712] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf: cached
    [  415.913459] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf: loading from cache
    [  419.199813] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware interface version 9.3.2
    [ 7406.023314] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf: cached
    [ 7407.976980] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf: loading from cache
    [ 7411.284533] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware interface version 9.3.2
    When i typed "uname -r"

    Code:
    2.6.38-8-generic-pae

    Is there any other information needed? Thank you

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    Here's what that stuff means (short version):
    lsusb displays a list of USB devices that you computer can see.
    lsmod displays a list of modules, which includes drivers, currently in use.
    dmesg displays messages from you OS, in this case Mint.

    Looks like you have the right drivers loaded... I'm pretty sure that your USB adapter uses the rt2800usb drivers.

    What is the output of
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
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    ok, i ran "ifconfig -a" in the terminal, and this is what it said:

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    dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f0:de:f1:0a:85:d3  
              inet addr:192.168.1.107  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::f2de:f1ff:fe0a:85d3/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:100 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:1586 (1.5 KB)  TX bytes:15667 (15.6 KB)
              Interrupt:44 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:189 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:189 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:10931 (10.9 KB)  TX bytes:10931 (10.9 KB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:15:78:f2:44  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f4:6d:04:b1:6b:32  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    wmx0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 64:d4:da:15:80:cd  
              UP NOARP  MTU:1400  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:20 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

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    wlan0 or wlan1 is going to be your adapter, most likely wlan1.
    When you try to connect, are you seeing any networks available? Is your network showing?
    If so, do you get any type of message when trying to connect?
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    Well, when i right click the connections icon on my taskbar, it tells my that my "Wired Network (Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet) - Auto etho0" is enabled (because thats all i can connect with right now), but my "wireless network Ralink 802.11 n WLAN" is disabled by hardware switch. But that makes no sense to me because the usb adapter has no hardware switch, and in windows the LED lights up as soon as i boot up.

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    Is there an on/off switch on the computer?
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    Try these commands and post any errors or output.
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    sudo modprobe rfkill
    If you get no response, that's good, it means it loaded without any errors and you continue below.
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    There is a on/off switch on the computer for the built in wireless, that stopped working in both windows and linux as soon as i downloaded linux on my computer. Thats why i got this adaptor, which works fine in windows regardless of if the switch on the computers on or not.

    when i ran "sudo modprobe rfkill" i got:

    Code:
    dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ sudo modprobe rfkill
    [sudo] password for dylan:
    which you said earlier was good that i got no responce.

    When i typed "sudo rfkill list" i got:

    Code:
    dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ sudo rfkill list
    0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: yes
    	Hard blocked: no
    1: i2400m-usb:2-1.4:1.0: WiMAX
    	Soft blocked: yes
    	Hard blocked: no
    2: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: yes
    	Hard blocked: no
    3: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: yes
    	Hard blocked: yes
    4: phy1: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: yes
    	Hard blocked: no
    I dont know what that means at all, but im sure you do. thanks again for all the help im getting

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