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October 10th, 2010, 12:56 PM
I am quite new to Ubuntu, so please give me easy to follow steps.

So, I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 x64, but cant get my wireless to work. It detects my networks and tries to connect to them - infinitely, whithout success.

I have tried it on an unprotected and on a WPA2-personal protected network with the same results.

My card is a RaLink rt3090.

Please, help me connect wirelessly

October 11th, 2010, 11:19 PM
No one?

October 11th, 2010, 11:48 PM
I'm getting the same exact problem ever since i upgraded from 10.4 netbook to 10.10 netbook....i'd really like help with this. thanks.

October 12th, 2010, 09:16 AM
OK, I have partially fixed it.

I was previously using Ubuntu 64bit and wireless didn't work. So I have installed the 32bit version of the OS and then wireless networks were automatically detected and I can now connect to unprotected networks, but not WPA2 protected networks.

While the 32bit OS may not use all my 4GB RAM, I think there is a workaround to use it all.

October 13th, 2010, 07:04 PM
I still need help with this. can anyone help please? the only network i can connect to (mine) is a WPA2...and everytime i try to connect it keeps asking me for the password over and over again...

November 9th, 2010, 08:06 PM
In 10.04 I had a simillar issue, then I was able to connect killing NetworkManager and starting it again with sudo, but this does not work on 10.10 for me, since NetworkManager is already running as root.

In both 10.04 and 10.10 iwlist scan worked only as root, not showing anything as normal user.

November 10th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Try this:


sudo su
echo "rt2870sta" >> /etc/modules
modprobe rt2870sta

After restart my work.

November 10th, 2010, 09:19 PM
I had a very same problem. Maybe this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10099497&postcount=5 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10099497&postcount=5) can help you. Just try!