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Kales
January 10th, 2010, 08:11 AM
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 KK, using wireless internet (as you've probably already gathered). Every so often my wireless will drop, and the box asking for the key appears. However, it won't reconnect (no matter how long I wait, or how many times I enter the pass), until I restart my computer.

This has been going on for as long as I've had Ubuntu 9.10, no network changes have been made prior to the problem.

If any additional information is needed, let me know :) Thanks in advance.

The Toxic Mite
January 10th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Why hello there! :)

Can you go to Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal, and enter the following commands please?



sudo lshw -c network
lspci -v less
iwconfig


Post the outputs here when done :)

-TTM-

Kales
January 10th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the reply.

lshw -c network:

root@owner-desktop:/home/owner# lshw -c network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: MCP77 Ethernet
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
logical name: eth0
version: a2
serial: 00:22:15:06:f9:86
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.64 latency=0 link=no maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 multicast=yes port=MII
resources: irq:29 memory:f9e7c000-f9e7cfff ioport:c880(size=8) memory:f9e7e400-f9e7e4ff memory:f9e7e000-f9e7e00f
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: RT2860
vendor: RaLink
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: ra0
version: 00
serial: 00:16:44:d6:1f:5a
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2860 ip=192.168.1.101 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=RT2860 Wireless
resources: irq:17 memory:fe9f0000-fe9fffff

lspci -v:

root@owner-desktop:/home/owner# lspci -v
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [94] HyperTransport: #1a
Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: Retry Mode
Capabilities: [44] HyperTransport: Slave or Primary Interface
Capabilities: [d0] HyperTransport: #1c

00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
I/O ports at 2f00 [size=256]

00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 7
I/O ports at 2900 [size=64]
I/O ports at 2d00 [size=64]
I/O ports at 2e00 [size=64]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2

00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at f9e80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]

00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
Memory at f9e7f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at f9e7ec00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [44] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at f9e7d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
Memory at f9e7e800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [44] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
Memory at f9e78000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [6c] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
Memory behind bridge: f9f00000-f9ffffff
Capabilities: [b8] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Capabilities: [8c] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed-

00:09.0 RAID bus controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SATA Controller (RAID mode) (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
I/O ports at d480 [size=8]
I/O ports at d400 [size=4]
I/O ports at d080 [size=8]
I/O ports at d000 [size=4]
I/O ports at cc00 [size=16]
Memory at f9e76000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [8c] SATA HBA <?>
Capabilities: [b0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable+
Capabilities: [ec] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
Memory at f9e7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at c880 [size=8]
Memory at f9e7e400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Memory at f9e7e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask+ 64bit+ Queue=0/4 Enable+
Capabilities: [6c] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
Kernel modules: forcedeth

00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fa000000-fe8fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000e0000000-00000000efffffff
Capabilities: [40] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable+
Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed-
Capabilities: [80] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: [40] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable+
Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed-
Capabilities: [80] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: fe900000-fe9fffff
Capabilities: [40] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable+
Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed-
Capabilities: [80] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: fea00000-febfffff
Capabilities: [40] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable+
Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed-
Capabilities: [80] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel
Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
Flags: fast devsel

01:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW322/323 (rev 70) (prog-if 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a6e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
Memory at f9fff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 9008
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fa000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fe8e0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia, nvidiafb

04:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2860
Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc Device 7600
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at fe9f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/5 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Kernel driver in use: rt2860
Kernel modules: rt2860sta

05:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. Hauppauge Inc. HDPVR-1250 model 1196 (rev 0f)
Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Device 7801
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fea00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
Capabilities: [40] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [90] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [200] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: cx23885
Kernel modules: cx23885

iwconfig:

root@owner-desktop:/home/owner# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

ra0 RT2860 Wireless ESSID:"wireless" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:1C:10:18:93:8C
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:EAC4-2940-A149-8EAF-3815-AD67-3486-8F82
Link Quality=84/100 Signal level:-58 dBm Noise level:-71 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

There ya go, also I've tried installing backport modules as this post suggests (same problem, yes I know the backports were meant for Atheros but I thought I'd give it a try anyway..no help): http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1333994&page=2