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rhondabruce
May 4th, 2011, 07:36 AM
I'll start by letting you know I'm definately a novice Ubuntu user but figured this would be the best place for this post. It took me a while to get wireless to work on my notebook through Karmic over a year ago but it was figured out. This USB device using Natty seems like a different animal.

I read countless pages pertaining to this device on older Ubuntu versions and I'm kind of looking for a refreshment course with updated info using Natty. I believe I have the updated drivers but don't really know how to install them. FYI, I have no way to get an internet connection on this newly aquired desktop so I am using this notebook for reference info. Hopefully I haven't screwed anything up yet with my new 11.04 by using info in other posts.

Anyway, so I purchased this Asus USB-n13 adapter and the computer does recognize it. However, I can't get it to work. A fresh crash course would very much be appreciated.

northd_tech
May 4th, 2011, 09:08 AM
Hi Rhonda,

Unfortunately, I'm a little confused as to which computer you are working on to get net-connected. :confused:

I'm assuming it's the Desktop computer that you are trying to connect. I'll give you some commands that need to be run from an Ubuntu terminal (click the "Applications"> at the top of the screen, then "Accessories"> then you will need to scroll down a long way to "Terminal" (there might be 3 or 4 different "Terminal" versions- just pick one- it really doesn't matter which one).

Once you have a Terminal running, here are the commands to enter (on the "Desktop" that you are trying to connect, I believe). You will likely need a USB thumb/pen drive to copy/paste and save the results to a text file (some of the results will probably be pretty large). Enter these commands in the Terminal window please (and copy/paste the results to a text file on the USB stick so that you can post them here from a different computer that has a working internet connection):


lspci | grep work

sudo lshw -C network

lsmod

lsusb

ifconfig

iwconfig

EDIT: Once we get the necessary info, there is a chance that we can download some .DEB package files to your USB stick that might just "fix" the computer that you can't get connected... but don't quote me on that part... :(

rhondabruce
May 4th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Yes the install is on a desktop.

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lspci -nn | grep 'asus'
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:56:82:27:ce
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:1452 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1452 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:114056 (114.0 KB) TX bytes:114056 (114.0 KB)

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ 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 on

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ iwconfig wlan0
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 on

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
bluetooth 65565 0
nls_iso8859_1 12617 0
nls_cp437 12751 0
vfat 17335 0
fat 55505 1 vfat
usb_storage 43946 0
uas 17676 0
rt2870sta 410104 0
arc4 12473 2
rt2800usb 17907 0
rt2800lib 43824 1 rt2800usb
crc_ccitt 12595 2 rt2870sta,rt2800lib
rt2x00usb 19693 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 39075 3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
mac80211 257001 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211 156212 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
nls_utf8 12493 1
isofs 39571 1
binfmt_misc 13213 1
snd_intel8x0 33213 2
snd_ac97_codec 105614 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
nouveau 621970 2
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ttm 65184 1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 nouveau
drm 180037 4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 nouveau
snd 55295 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,sn d_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
psmouse 73312 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
video 18951 1 nouveau
ppdev 12849 0
shpchp 32345 0
parport_pc 32111 1
serio_raw 12990 0
dcdbas 14054 0
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
floppy 60032 0
e1000 101089 0
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for blake:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: c
bus info: pci@0000:02:0c.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:0d:56:82:27:ce
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm pcix msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k8-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no mingnt=255 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:18 memory:fcfe0000-fcffffff ioport:df40(size=64)
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:8
logical name: wlan0
serial: bc:ae:c5:7d:8e:5d
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=0.12 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ uname -mr
2.6.38-8-generic i686
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lspci | grep work
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for blake:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: c
bus info: pci@0000:02:0c.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:0d:56:82:27:ce
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm pcix msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k8-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no mingnt=255 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:18 memory:fcfe0000-fcffffff ioport:df40(size=64)
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:8
logical name: wlan0
serial: bc:ae:c5:7d:8e:5d
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=0.12 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
bluetooth 65565 0
nls_iso8859_1 12617 0
nls_cp437 12751 0
vfat 17335 0
fat 55505 1 vfat
usb_storage 43946 0
uas 17676 0
rt2870sta 410104 0
arc4 12473 2
rt2800usb 17907 0
rt2800lib 43824 1 rt2800usb
crc_ccitt 12595 2 rt2870sta,rt2800lib
rt2x00usb 19693 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 39075 3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
mac80211 257001 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211 156212 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
nls_utf8 12493 1
isofs 39571 1
binfmt_misc 13213 1
snd_intel8x0 33213 2
snd_ac97_codec 105614 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
nouveau 621970 2
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ttm 65184 1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 nouveau
drm 180037 4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 nouveau
snd 55295 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,sn d_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
psmouse 73312 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
video 18951 1 nouveau
ppdev 12849 0
shpchp 32345 0
parport_pc 32111 1
serio_raw 12990 0
dcdbas 14054 0
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
floppy 60032 0
e1000 101089 0
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:56:82:27:ce
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:1452 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1452 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:114056 (114.0 KB) TX bytes:114056 (114.0 KB)

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ 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 on


I hope this helps.

northd_tech
May 4th, 2011, 10:23 AM
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lspci -nn | grep 'asus'

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ iwconfig
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 on

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ iwconfig wlan0
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 on

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
rt2870sta 410104 0
rt2800usb 17907 0
rt2800lib 43824 1 rt2800usb
crc_ccitt 12595 2 rt2870sta,rt2800lib
rt2x00usb 19693 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 39075 3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
mac80211 257001 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211 156212 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ sudo lshw -c network
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:8
logical name: wlan0
serial: bc:ae:c5:7d:8e:5d
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=0.12 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 11.04

blake@blake-OptiPlex-GX270:~$ uname -mr
2.6.38-8-generic i686


I've whittled the output down to something considerably less. I've highlighted the USB (wireless? Ralink??) modules in purple.

I haven't worked with those, but it looks like Ralink 2800 to me, and there is a blacklist fix on this thread, I believe (probably post #4):

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700585

Also, you might want to try your earlier command with a different CaSe:
lspci -nn | grep ASUS

Good luck,
ndt

rhondabruce
May 4th, 2011, 10:50 AM
This blacklist technique may work. Except I don't know how to. Everything I tried typing into the terminal came back with "no such file or directory". I apologize for the ignorance.

Subharo
May 18th, 2011, 04:48 PM
I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. I have an Asus USB-N13. The minimal "fix" is to merely blacklist rt2800usb in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and reboot. Thanks, chili555! :smile:

Here's how, for the complete newbie. You must be logged in as a user who has Administrative privileges. The first user created during the Ubuntu install has these privileges.

In a terminal (in Applications -> Accessories), type:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Provide your user's password when asked. Gedit should now launch and open the file. At the end of the file, add the line:

blacklist rt2800usb
save, exit, reboot!

willz06jw
June 17th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Adding this blacklist entry worked for me too.

Why do I have to add this blacklist entry though? Is this a bug that needs to be reported?

Thanks,
Will

Ghoulish
July 1st, 2011, 08:11 AM
I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. I have an Asus USB-N13. The minimal "fix" is to merely blacklist rt2800usb in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and reboot. Thanks, chili555! :smile:

Here's how, for the complete newbie. You must be logged in as a user who has Administrative privileges. The first user created during the Ubuntu install has these privileges.

In a terminal (in Applications -> Accessories), type:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Provide your user's password when asked. Gedit should now launch and open the file. At the end of the file, add the line:
blacklist rt2800usb
save, exit, reboot!

I LOVE you! ....DAYS spent working on this as a complete linux newbie and your solution worked in like 10 seconds. Thank you SO much.

blwuee
September 21st, 2011, 04:13 PM
I LOVE you! ....DAYS spent working on this as a complete linux newbie and your solution worked in like 10 seconds. Thank you SO much.

thank's peeps. i too spent days trying to other methods. who knew so little was required, after going through so much. i love you chilli! thanks heaps.

you'd think that's i'd be surfing the internet like mad now, but no! i can finally have a good night's sleep.

jwnuttall
December 23rd, 2011, 12:15 AM
I am also having problems getting the same usb network adaptor working in Natty. I have tried blacklisting it to no avail. It doesn't even seem to be recognizing that I have a network adaptor. I am fairly new to Ubuntu, but here is the output from the request from the second post:
john@john-desktop:~$ lspci | grep work
john@john-desktop:~$
john@john-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: 00:01:6c:b8:2d:e1
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.5 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:19 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:e4122000-e4122fff memory:60000000-6001ffff
john@john-desktop:~$
john@john-desktop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_hrtimer 12681 1
binfmt_misc 17374 1
snd_ens1371 24854 2
gameport 19468 1 snd_ens1371
snd_ac97_codec 106029 1 snd_ens1371
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 81557 2 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13170 0
snd_rawmidi 25327 2 snd_ens1371,snd_seq_midi
radeon 946355 3
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
ttm 65896 1 radeon
snd_seq 51702 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ppdev 12869 0
drm_kms_helper 41670 1 radeon
snd_timer 29140 3 snd_hrtimer,snd_pcm,snd_seq
drm 192836 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_seq_device 14160 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i2c_algo_bit 13204 1 radeon
snd 56136 12 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd _seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
parport_pc 32578 1
shpchp 32421 0
i2c_sis96x 12743 0
psmouse 65817 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
lp 13412 0
sis_agp 13158 1
snd_page_alloc 14108 1 snd_pcm
serio_raw 13094 0
parport 41188 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
sis900 26830 0
floppy 60478 0
john@john-desktop:~$
john@john-desktop:~$ lsusb
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
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 802.11n Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
john@john-desktop:~$
john@john-desktop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:6c:b8:2d:e1
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::201:6cff:feb8:2de1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:28114 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26203 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:29530719 (29.5 MB) TX bytes:4601474 (4.6 MB)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xe000

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:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1708 (1.7 KB) TX bytes:1708 (1.7 KB)

john@john-desktop:~$
john@john-desktop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


Please help! Thanks.

chili555
December 23rd, 2011, 12:26 AM
Does this bring your wireless to life? If so, we can make it permanent. If not, post any errors or warnings:
sudo modprobe rt2870sta

jwnuttall
December 26th, 2011, 04:12 AM
No. Unfortunately it gives me the following error:

FATAL: Module rt2870sta not found.

Sorry about the late response. I thought I would get an email when someone responded to my reply.

jwnuttall
December 26th, 2011, 05:56 AM
I tried following the instructions on this website to build and install the driver: http://xlcwu.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/build-rt3070-kernel-module-on-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx/

but when I entered "sudo modprobe 2870rta" in terminal, it still came up with "FATAL: Module rt2870sta not found."module not found. It seems that it is not being added to /proc/modules file. Is there a way to get it added there? Thanks.

chili555
December 28th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Now I'm sorry for my delayed response. Holidays and out-of-town guests...

We wonder what is driving your device! If you are running 11.10, the newer driver is rt2800usb. Does this work?
sudo modprobe rt2800usbIf so, you'll need to reverse your blacklist. If not, we'll troubleshoot.

jwnuttall
December 29th, 2011, 01:25 PM
It does look like rt2800usb was listed in lsmod, but when I tried modprobe like you suggested, nothing changed. I then decided to re-install. I had been using Dream Studio 11.04 and decided to get rid of that and install normal Ubuntu 11.10. My network adaptor now works without any problems. I didn't have to do anything to install it at all! I guess it is just a bug in Dream Studio. Thanks for your help.