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pb099
February 5th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Hi there,

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, so I apologise if this is FAQ (but I have been looking around for several days now and could not find a solution, or at least one I could understand...)

I just cannot get the wireless to connect to the network, even though it looks like the hardware is recognised. It is also not an issue of the router, because I just manage to connect using a windows box sitting right to this one.

If anyone could think of telling me what to do, I am sending the information as required in ticket HOWTO post a Wireless issue

Thanks in advance

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ lsusb |grep Linksys
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 13b1:0020 Linksys WUSB54GC 802.11g Adapter [ralink rt73]

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ ifconfig wlan0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:7e:0f:15:cb
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)

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ sudo iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=6 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
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


pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ sudo lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 263972 14
af_packet 25728 4
binfmt_misc 16904 1
i915 38528 2
drm 86056 3 i915
sco 18308 2
bridge 56980 0
rfcomm 44432 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
bnep 20480 2
l2cap 30464 6 rfcomm,bnep
bluetooth 61924 6 sco,rfcomm,bnep,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
speedstep_lib 12676 0
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 0
freq_table 12672 2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
wmi 14504 0
sbs 19464 0
container 11520 0
video 25232 0
output 11008 1 video
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
pci_slot 12680 0
battery 18436 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
ac 12292 0
lp 17156 0
arc4 9984 2
ecb 10880 2
snd_intel8x0 37532 3
crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
snd_ac97_codec 111652 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
dcdbas 15008 0
snd_pcm 83204 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
rt73usb 30464 0
crc_itu_t 10112 1 rt73usb
rt2x00usb 18816 1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib 36224 2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
rfkill 17176 1 rt2x00lib
snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
led_class 12164 1 rt2x00lib
serio_raw 13444 0
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
psmouse 45200 0
mac80211 216820 2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
pcspkr 10624 0
cfg80211 32392 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
snd 63268 16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 15328 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
iTCO_wdt 18596 0
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
evdev 17696 6
parport_pc 39204 1
parport 42604 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
button 14224 0
intel_agp 33724 1
agpgart 42184 3 drm,intel_agp
shpchp 38036 0
pci_hotplug 34976 1 shpchp
ext3 133256 1
jbd 55828 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sd_mod 42392 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sg 39732 0
ata_generic 12932 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
ata_piix 24580 2
libata 178208 3 ata_generic,pata_acpi,ata_piix
scsi_mod 155212 4 sd_mod,sr_mod,sg,libata
dock 16656 1 libata
ehci_hcd 43788 0
uhci_hcd 30736 0
usbcore 149360 6 rt73usb,rt2x00usb,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
tg3 129924 0
libphy 27392 1 tg3
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 1 thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ lsmod | grep rt
rt73usb 30464 0
crc_itu_t 10112 1 rt73usb
rt2x00usb 18816 1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib 36224 2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
rfkill 17176 1 rt2x00lib
led_class 12164 1 rt2x00lib
mac80211 216820 2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211 32392 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
parport_pc 39204 1
parport 42604 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
agpgart 42184 3 drm,intel_agp
usbcore 149360 6 rt73usb,rt2x00usb,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd


pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ sudo dmesg |grep rt7
[ 15.941366] Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0:radio
[ 15.941394] Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0:assoc
[ 15.941417] Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0:quality
[ 15.941861] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt73usb
[ 27.699426] firmware: requesting rt73.bin

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:11:43:cb:fd:76
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.94 duplex=full firmware=5751-v3.29a ip=168.202.99.126 latency=0 link=yes module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:1d:7e:0f:15:cb
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 2a:29:90:10:03:1a
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ sudo iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 8.10

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ uname -mr
2.6.27-11-generic i686

pbarros@PCBLinux:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.
[ OK ]

jimbob
February 23rd, 2009, 05:50 PM
I don't know that much about it but from this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1076411&highlight=wusb54gc it looks like it should work "out of the box".

You don't have an ESSID defined, perhaps that is the problem.

speedwell68
February 23rd, 2009, 11:54 PM
Ok, I bought one of these today, on the basis that it was supposed to work 'out of the box' in Linux. I got the exact same problems detailed above. It was connected using the extension lead supplied. After much messing around I plugged the thing directly into a USB port and it instantly worked, go figure. So if you are using the extension lead, try it without.

jimbob
February 23rd, 2009, 11:59 PM
Thanks, that's good information. I'm planning on buying one myself within the month.

Which distro are you running?

Out of curiosity, what do they sell for over there?

speedwell68
February 24th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Thanks, that's good information. I'm planning on buying one myself within the month.

Which distro are you running?

Out of curiosity, what do they sell for over there?

Ubuntu 8.10. Mine just cost me the princely sum of 25 GBP, which is about $36 USD.

MatthewMetzger
March 11th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Mine didn't come with an extension. I plug it directly into the computer and it still does not work. Any suggestions or help on this would be great.

thanks

jimbob
March 11th, 2009, 09:26 PM
It seems like you are out of luck for a while. If you bought it new it probably has the newer RT3070 chip like mine.

See my tale of woe here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1089893

I have sent Ralink two emails so far begging for a module that would compile but as of now had no reply.

eeperson
March 12th, 2009, 07:12 PM
If it is an rt73 chipset then you may need to install the package rt73-common from the repository. This contains the drivers for that chipset and it is usually not installed by default.

If you want to check what chipset you have, you can usually see by running the command:

lsusb

EDIT: This is intended more for MatthewMetzger as the OP appears to already have the driver installed.

eeperson
March 12th, 2009, 08:19 PM
pb099 what kind of problems are you still having? Is the the network manager just not showing you that you have a wireless connection? It appears that your wireless adapter is installed and functioning.

ayyappa1
April 6th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Hi,
When someone googles with keywords: WUSB54GC Ubuntu 8.10 , this page pops up second. Hence i have added the link below for noobs like me to find the relative threads at ease.

Refer link below for installation:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=923387&page=4

Sorry to barge in to this thread.

eeperson
April 6th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Hi,
When someone googles with keywords: WUSB54GC Ubuntu 8.10 , this page pops up second. Hence i have added the link below for noobs like me to find the relative threads at ease.

Refer link below for installation:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=923387&page=4

Sorry to barge in to this thread.

Is downloading a tarball of the driver is really necessary for 8.10 (although it probably is for previous versions)? People on this forum have successfully used the repository driver. I personally have used the repository driver for Debian Lenny (which is one kernel version behind Intrepid) without issue.