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Have tried almost everything suggested in this forum. Just can't get it to work. Here is the status: 1. I can see the SSID of my router and others around ...
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- 03-07-2010 #1
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- Mar 2010
Linksys WUSB100 not working with Ubuntu 9.10
1. I can see the SSID of my router and others around my home thru Ubuntu
2. I have disabled the security on wireless. This is tested thru other PC that also uses wireless.
3. It appears that RT2870STA (driver for the USB wireless card) is loaded
4. When I select my router from the list, it tries for about 20 seconds and then a message says something like "Wireless Network Disconnected"
I might be close. However, I am on the verge of giving up after trying nonstop for 8 hours. I am not sure what I should do next. One thing I didn't get to try is to add the chip info from lsusb into the header file. I just couldn't find the header file in the RT2870 folder.
Here is the wireless setup info as generated by Paul's bash file.
============ lspci ============ 00:00.0 Host bridge : Intel Corporation E7205 Memory Controller Hub [8086:255d] (rev 03) Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel Kernel modules: e7xxx_edac, intel-agp 00:00.1 Class [ff00]: Intel Corporation E7505/E7205 Series RAS Controller [8086:2551] (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge : Intel Corporation E7505/E7205 PCI-to-AGP Bridge [8086:2552] (rev 03) Kernel modules: shpchp 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd 00:1e.0 PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 82) Kernel modules: shpchp 00:1f.0 ISA bridge : Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24c0] (rev 02) Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng 00:1f.1 IDE interface : Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller [8086:24cb] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: ata_piix 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 02) Kernel modules: i2c-i801 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller : Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400/G450 [102b:0525] (rev 85) Kernel driver in use: matrox_w1 Kernel modules: matrox_w1, matroxfb_base 02:0d.0 Ethernet controller : Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 [8086:1229] (rev 10) Kernel driver in use: e100 Kernel modules: e100 ============ lsusb ============ Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0ea0:2168 Ours Technology, Inc. Transcend JetFlash 2.0 / Astone USB Drive Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1737:0070 Linksys Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. M-UV69a/HP M-UV96 Optical Wheel Mouse Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub ============ lsmod ============ Module Size Used by nls_iso8859_1 3740 1 nls_cp437 5372 1 vfat 10716 1 fat 51452 1 vfat usb_storage 52544 1 binfmt_misc 8356 1 mga 60156 2 drm 159584 3 mga snd_intel8x0 30168 2 snd_ac97_codec 101216 1 snd_intel8x0 ac97_bus 1532 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm_oss 37920 0 snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm 75296 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss snd_seq_dummy 2656 0 rt2870sta 488820 0 arc4 1660 2 snd_seq_oss 28576 0 snd_seq_midi 6432 0 snd_rawmidi 22208 1 snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi matrox_w1 3196 0 iptable_filter 3100 0 ecb 2524 2 snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event wire 24608 1 matrox_w1 snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables rt2800usb 37372 0 snd 59204 14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device soundcore 7264 1 snd rt2x00usb 11548 1 rt2800usb snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm shpchp 32272 0 rt2x00lib 29756 2 rt2800usb,rt2x00usb led_class 4096 1 rt2x00lib input_polldev 3716 1 rt2x00lib mac80211 181236 2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib cfg80211 93052 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211 crc_ccitt 1852 1 rt2800usb psmouse 56180 0 serio_raw 5280 0 ppdev 6688 0 parport_pc 31940 1 lp 8964 0 parport 35340 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp usbhid 38208 0 floppy 54916 0 e100 32452 0 mii 5212 1 e100 intel_agp 27484 1 agpgart 34988 2 drm,intel_agp ============ dmesg-firmware ============ [ 26.211468] rt2800usb 1-4:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin [ 35.845674] e100 0000:02:0d.0: firmware: requesting e100/d102e_ucode.bin ============ kernel version ============ 2.6.31-14-generic ============ ifconfig ============ eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:6e:d7:e0:b5 UP 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) 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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:e5:d9:05:86 inet6 addr: fe80::21e:e5ff:fed9:586/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:42 (42.0 B) TX bytes:2376 (2.3 KB) wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-1E-E5-D9-05-86-64-39-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 UP RUNNING MTU:0 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) ============ iwconfig ============ wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=13 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:on Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Last edited by mike2010; 03-07-2010 at 01:00 PM. Reason: added more details
- 03-07-2010 #2
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- Mar 2010
I got it working. Started at 10 PM and now it is 7:00 AM. I will post more details when I wake up after some sleep
However, I won't delay in offering my Thanks to Paul. His detailed posts helped me. All credit to him.
- 03-07-2010 #3
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- Mar 2010
Alright folks, here is what worked for me and I believe will work for anyone who is having an USB device that uses RT2870 driver. Few things to note upfront:
1. There is no need to install any new package or driver. Ubuntu 9.10 has everything that is needed for Linksys WUSB100 to work.
2. Do not waste time in trying to work with NDISWRAPPER. It didn't help me.
3. In case you have been trying several things, I'd recommend that you re-install Ubuntu 9.10 so that you can have clean copy.
4. Disable all security password at the router to avoid getting stuck in WEP and WPA issues.
I believe the issue is that Ubuntu 9.10 has two such drivers loaded at startup that try to work with WUSB100 USB wireless card. This causes issues resulting in both of them failing. These two drivers are RT2870STA and RT2800USB. You can verify this by using lsmod command in the terminal.
You will need to blacklist one of the two drivers. For me, disabling RT2800USB worked. Just edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file by adding a line at the bottom:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Save the file and restart the machine. You must be all set. I hope this helps and pardon me if I sound authoritative. After several hours of reading and trying, I guess I should be telling these with good level of confidence.
- 03-07-2010 #4
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- Jul 2004
Well, hello and welcome to Linux Forums!
Sorry that I wasn't around to help you out. It looks like you did OK by yourself, though. You didn't need to change lo to wlan0. lo is the local connection, internal to the system. It is sometimes referred to as localhost, or with the IP address 127.0.0.1.
In a perfect world I would want everyone to use the rt2800usb driver, because it is the open source driver for this card. But it simply doesn't work! I don't have any way to direct people to the developers for input and help, so I just recommend using the proprietary Ralink drivers.
Glad to here you got it working!Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.
- 03-20-2010 #5
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- Mar 2010
No go here, I have the wusb100 ver.2 and I have no change from blacklisting the mod mentioned above. Any other suggestions? -running ubuntu 9.10 32bit
I got it up and working following post #6 on ubuntuforums thread number 1236955
titled - linksys wusb100 problems - Ubuntu Forums (can't post links)
Last edited by snyper82; 03-20-2010 at 06:33 AM. Reason: solved
- 03-20-2010 #6
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- Jul 2004
You may not be able to post links, but you still can post exactly how you fixed it!
Also, remember that there are different versions of this device. Each version has different chips inside, and have different solutions to the problem.Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.