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edco76
October 13th, 2010, 03:27 PM
I just upgraded to 10.10 and everything is great except my wireless doesnt work now. I am using a RaLink RT2860 on an AMD 64 Gateway Laptop. I have searched and it appears there are some known issues but to be honest all the solutions are going right over my head.

iwconfig output


iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off


Would really appreciate some help. Im wired now but I gotta go to work tomorrow and REALLY need my wireless.

macem29
October 13th, 2010, 03:32 PM
While I'm far from an expert I've been messing with my wireless too...have you tried looking to see if
there's a restricted driver available for you? system/amin/Hardware Drivers...anything listed? you may have to activate it if so

there's a buttload of wifi threads on the go here, many get ignored, many dealing with the same issue I guess, so I suppose that's why...good luck and keep reading

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 03:39 PM
While I'm far from an expert I've been messing with my wireless too...have you tried looking to see if
there's a restricted driver available for you? system/amin/Hardware Drivers...anything listed? you may have to activate it if so

there's a buttload of wifi threads on the go here, many get ignored, many dealing with the same issue I guess, so I suppose that's why...good luck and keep reading
Thanks. No luck with the driver tho.

macem29
October 13th, 2010, 03:48 PM
terminal this and post the output: lspci

maybe someone smarter than me will check in to help, this will identify the hardware

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 03:50 PM
terminal this and post the output: lspci

maybe someone smarter than me will check in to help, this will identify the hardware

cook@cook-M-2623U:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Gateway 2000 Device 9602
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configuration (rev 40)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics]
01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS780 Azalia controller
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2860
06:09.0 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 03)
06:09.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
cook@cook-M-2623U:~$

cap10Ibraim
October 13th, 2010, 03:51 PM
when you boot your computer try the older kernel from grub menu

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 03:51 PM
There is a known issue with RaLink RT2860 driver - there isn't a linux one...you need to look into using Ndiswrapper to use the windows driver.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 03:56 PM
There is a known issue with RaLink RT2860 driver - there isn't a linux one...you need to look into using Ndiswrapper to use the windows driver.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper
Cool. I installed the Ndiswrapper through the Ubuntu Software Center. So now I just DL the windows driver for the RaLink RT2860 and install it using Ndiswrapper, right?

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Thats the theory...you might need to blacklist some drivers if they start to conflict. Try this forst though and then we'll take it from there.

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 04:17 PM
OK. Downloaded the windows driver from RaLinks site. Got this message on install


Not a valid driver .inf file.

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 04:23 PM
You installed it with Ndiswrapper?

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 04:28 PM
You installed it with Ndiswrapper?
Tried to. Installed this file

IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe

Got an error message

"Not a valid driver .inf file."

After reading a little bit it looks like you cant just use the Windows Driver. You have to have an "extracted" Ndiswrapper driver. Which I cant find. Found some torrents but they dont have any seeds.

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Might be worth using the ndiswrapper gui - ndisgtk

sudo apt-get ndsigtk

then point that at the driver.

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 04:29 PM
you have to right click on the .exe and select "Extract Here" then there should be a bunch of files, then find the .inf file. Then from there you can install the ndiswrapper

macem29
October 13th, 2010, 04:31 PM
Tried to. Installed this file

IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe

Got an error message

"Not a valid driver .inf file."

After reading a little bit it looks like you cant just use the Windows Driver. You have to have an "extracted" Ndiswrapper driver. Which I cant find. Found some torrents but they dont have any seeds.

that .exe sounds like a windows installer for the driver, the driver itself will have .inf extension

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 04:33 PM
you have to right click on the .exe and select "Extract Here" then there should be a bunch of files, then find the .inf file. Then from there you can install the ndiswrapper

see above

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 06:18 PM
k. well I somehow crashed everything lol. Re-installed Ubuntu and starting over. DLing the windows driver now.

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 06:32 PM
When I try to extract the driver I get this

Archive: /home/cook/Downloads/IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe
[/home/cook/Downloads/IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/cook/Downloads/IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe or
/home/cook/Downloads/IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/cook/Downloads/IS_AP_STA_RT2860_D-3.1.8.0_VA-3.1.8.0_W7-3.1.8.0_RU-4.0.1.0_AU-4.0.1.0_072910_1.5.9.0WP_Free.exe.ZIP, period.

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Also looks like RaLink has Linux Drivers

http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2

I just dont know how to install them.

cariboo907
October 13th, 2010, 06:50 PM
I just upgraded to 10.10 and everything is great except my wireless doesnt work now. I am using a RaLink RT2860 on an AMD 64 Gateway Laptop. I have searched and it appears there are some known issues but to be honest all the solutions are going right over my head.

iwconfig output



Would really appreciate some help. Im wired now but I gotta go to work tomorrow and REALLY need my wireless.

It look like your wireless device is working, have you tried associating it with your router/ap using the following command?


sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "<routeressid>"

for example in my case the command would look like this


sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "bad things can happen"

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 06:55 PM
It look like your wireless device is working, have you tried associating it with your router/ap using the following command?


sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "<routeressid>"for example in my case the command would look like this


sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "bad things can happen"
I dont know my "routeressid"

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Dont know if this helps or not but I got this to.


cook@cook-M-2623U:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for cook:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 12
serial: 00:e0:b8:e9:dd:78
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.28 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.1 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:43 memory:f0400000-f0403fff ioport:a000(size=256)
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: RT2860
vendor: RaLink
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 00
serial: 00:17:c4:2f:09:ea
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800pci driverversion=2.6.35-22-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:18 memory:f0300000-f030ffff
cook@cook-M-2623U:~$

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Looks like your wireless might be disabled?

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Looks like your wireless might be disabled?
Yeah. How do I enable it?

My switch and light are both on and when I right click my network icon, enable wireless is checked.

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Man. This really sux. I have to have wireless at work tomorrow. I got like 2 hours to get this fixed or I guess I will be buying a Windows disk. Cant believe they screwed something like this up. It worked just fine in Lucid. Never had any problems.

cap10Ibraim
October 13th, 2010, 08:38 PM
did you try to boot your older kernel ?

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Fixed

Dunno how but this worked

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1547195

Just changed the commands to rt2860sta instead of 2870. Rebooted and works fine.

AndyM3
October 13th, 2010, 10:06 PM
Fixed

Dunno how but this worked

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1547195

Just changed the commands to rt2869sta instead of 2870. Rebooted and works fine.

You might want to mark the thread as solved, so others that have the same problem can easily see that you found a solution. ;) It's under "thread tools".

edco76
October 13th, 2010, 10:21 PM
You might want to mark the thread as solved, so others that have the same problem can easily see that you found a solution. ;) It's under "thread tools".
Done!

Hippytaff
October 13th, 2010, 10:58 PM
Excellent... Happy days!