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CGeek
January 8th, 2013, 01:35 AM
Ok, so I have a DWA-525 Ralink5360 wireless NIC and I've been searching and trying methods all through the ubuntuforums and otherwise, namely:

http://steveswinsburg.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/how-to-install-a-d-link-dwa-525-wireless-network-card-in-ubuntu-10-04/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1559576
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10055176&postcount=4
etc...

The final thing I tried was this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12343622
There was even a post telling to edit some lines to include rt5360 and I checked the latest versions and they were already there...

The final result is that ubuntu 12.04 is not even displaying the wireless card be it in the notification area nor through the iwconfig
lshw -C network:
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Ralink corp.
vendor: Ralink corp.
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:05:03.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabiities: cap_list
configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
resources: memory:e3000000-e300ffff

I also noticed some error messages during booting and when I modprobe rt2x00pci in dmesg:
[ 26.588543] rt2800pci 0000:05:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 26.598629] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.608682] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.618762] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.620009] psmouse serio1: Failed to enable mouse on isa0060/serio1
[ 26.628805] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.638862] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.648917] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.658960] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.669015] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.679060] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.689154] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.699194] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.709300] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.719389] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.729439] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.739614] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.749664] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.759910] phy0 -> rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00000580, value=0xffffffff
[ 26.759949] phy0 -> rt2800_init_eeprom: Error - Invalid RF chipset 0xffff detected.
[ 26.759977] phy0 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to allocate device.
[ 26.760043] rt2800pci 0000:05:03.0: PCI INT A disabled

That seems to me like some sort of error in the driver itself...do I use one of the older ones in http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless/ ?

Please advise.

CGeek
February 1st, 2013, 10:56 AM
I made a fresh install (the first since a few years now) but I still needed an internet connection to be able to update it properly and install the required packages

I connected it to my other box using a USB Hub-to-Hub connection, made all the upgrades and ran these two lines

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-precise-generic-pae linux-backports-modules-net-3.6-precise-generic-pae

rebooted and that did the trick

vezolmi
April 11th, 2013, 04:36 PM
I installed the 5360 model D-Link adaptor in Lubuntu with http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2008849&p=12302336#post12302336