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The rt2870sta driver may actually be the better driver to use. But that depends on the chips this driver is using....
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    The rt2870sta driver may actually be the better driver to use. But that depends on the chips this driver is using.
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    Hi,
    I tried the codes you suggested.

    i just copied what was in the terminal directly.

    Code:
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 045e:00dd Microsoft Corp. 
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 15ca:00c3 Textech International Ltd. Mini Optical Mouse
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep wlan
    [   14.274922] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep rt28
    [   11.004402] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::radio
    [   11.004424] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::assoc
    [   11.004443] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::quality
    [   11.004998] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
    [   11.085701] rt2870sta: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
    [   11.090867] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
    [   11.775251] Error: Driver 'rt2870' is already registered, aborting...
    [   11.775256] usbcore: error -17 registering interface 	driver rt2870
    [   11.937309] rt2800usb 1-3:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ sudo modprobe -r rt2870sta
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ sudo depmod -a
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    abid@abid-desktop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0     No scan results
    
    abid@abid-desktop:~$

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    Your problem is two-fold.

    1) Your system is loading two driver modules for your wireless:

    rt2870sta
    rt2800usb

    They will conflict, and the wireless will never work.

    2) The rt2800usb needs firmware installed before it will work:
    Code:
    [   11.937309] rt2800usb 1-3:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
    If you don't have this firmware installed, that driver will never work. Even after removing the rt2870sta driver.

    The rt2870sta driver doesn't need any external firmware. In fact, to get the firmware you have to extract it from the rt2870sta driver. Why not just use the rt2870sta driver instead. Add the rt2800usb driver to the blacklist file, and reboot.
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Add this line to the bottom of the page:
    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    Save the file and exit. Now reboot and see if only the rt2870sta driver is loading. If all is good, use NetworkManager to connect.
    Last edited by waterhead; 12-24-2009 at 07:33 PM.
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    gksu gedit /etc/init.d/blacklist.conf
    This should be
    Code:
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    no?
    Last edited by waterhead; 12-24-2009 at 09:20 PM.

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    reed9, it appears that I clicked the "Edit" button instead of the "Quote" button. I then edited your post, by mistake.

    That's two mistakes in a row!

    Sorry, I'll try to fix it.

    Edit: I fixed it.

    With great power comes great responsibility. I think that I failed this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    This should be
    Code:
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    no?
    OOPS!

    Thanks for checking my homework! I posted that in a hurry, before I rushed out to shovel the snow in my driveway. I'll correct that in my original post.
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