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    Thumbs up Linksys WUSB100 not working with Ubuntu 9.10


    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 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.

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: 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 [0604]: 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 [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 82)
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: 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 [0101]: 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 [0401]: 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 [0300]: 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 [0200]: 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 12:00 PM. Reason: added more details

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    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.

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    Solution

    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:

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Here is the line in the conf file:
    Code:
    blacklist RT2800USB
    Also, I changed all "lo" to "wlan0" in the /etc/network/interfaces file. However, I am not sure if this was necessary.

    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.

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    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.

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    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

    ***CORRECTION***
    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 05:33 AM. Reason: solved

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    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.
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