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    Question Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    Hi,

    This is Lubuntu 13.10 i386 install on an old machine (Packard Bell - Easy Note):

    Code:
    Linux Packard-Bell 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
    There is a Wireless Driver:

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
      *-network:0             
           description: Wireless interface
           product: RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg
           vendor: Ralink corp.
           physical id: 15
           bus info: pci@0000:00:15.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:10:60:63:4a:2f
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2500pci driverversion=3.11.0-12-generic firmware=N/A latency=128 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
           resources: irq:18 memory:d0008000-d0009fff
    I have tried:

    Code:
    nano /etc/pm/config.d/config
    Added:
    Code:
    SUSPEND_MODULES="rt2500pci"
    But that did NOT change anything, still can not conncet to a Wireless Network.

    Help is highly appreciated, thank you!

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    Check:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep rt2
    lsmod
    iwconfig
    rfkill list
    cat /etc/resolv.conf

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    Check:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep rt2
    lsmod
    iwconfig
    rfkill list
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    Code:
    dmesg | grep rt2
    [   14.246674] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_chip: Info - Chipset detected - rt: 2560, rf: 0003, rev: 0004
    [  246.935249] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3070, rev 0201 detected
    [  246.963621] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0005 detected
    [  246.972118] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
    [  246.999297] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
    [  247.008066] ieee80211 phy1: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29
    Code:
    lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rt2800usb              22485  0 
    rt2x00usb              20041  1 rt2800usb
    rt2800lib              70115  1 rt2800usb
    crc_ccitt              12627  1 rt2800lib
    zram                   18070  1 
    parport_pc             31981  0 
    ppdev                  17391  0 
    bnep                   18893  2 
    rfcomm                 53664  0 
    bluetooth             323534  10 bnep,rfcomm
    joydev                 17097  0 
    snd_intel8x0           33069  1 
    snd_ac97_codec        105668  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus               12642  1 snd_ac97_codec
    arc4                   12536  4 
    snd_pcm                89488  2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0
    rt2500pci              22682  0 
    snd_page_alloc         14230  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    rt2x00pci              13111  1 rt2500pci
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    rt2x00mmio             13395  1 rt2500pci
    rt2x00lib              48854  6 rt2x00pci,rt2x00usb,rt2500pci,rt2800lib,rt2800usb,rt2x00mmio
    pcmcia                 51368  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25094  1 snd_seq_midi
    radeon               1307301  2 
    mac80211              513247  4 rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
    snd_seq                55383  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
    psmouse                90642  0 
    serio_raw              13189  0 
    snd_timer              24447  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    ttm                    71886  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         46867  1 radeon
    cfg80211              401436  2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
    snd                    60790  10 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
    i2c_ali15x3            13139  0 
    yenta_socket           40193  0 
    k8temp                 12842  0 
    i2c_ali1535            13102  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    pcmcia_rsrc            18319  1 yenta_socket
    drm                   242354  4 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
    ohci_pci               13305  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13197  1 radeon
    pcmcia_core            22328  3 pcmcia,pcmcia_rsrc,yenta_socket
    eeprom_93cx6           13168  1 rt2500pci
    shpchp                 32129  0 
    ati_agp                13177  0 
    mac_hid                13037  0 
    lp                     13299  0 
    parport                40795  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    pata_acpi              12886  0 
    firewire_ohci          35257  0 
    pata_ali               13562  3 
    uli526x                22164  0 
    firewire_core          57656  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    Code:
     iwconfig
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:on
              
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan1     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"ABC"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442 GHz  Access Point: C8:D3:A3:48:99:70   
              Bit Rate=81 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:on
              Link Quality=55/70  Signal level=-55 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:12  Invalid misc:5   Missed beacon:0
    Code:
    rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    2: phy2: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    Code:
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 127.0.1.1
    search Dlink

    NOTE:
    Pleaste note that this laptop is not mine. It is for a friend I converted her to Linux. I am currently using MY OWN USB Wireless Adapter which I can not give it with the laptop, therefore, I need to fix this issue. That should explain where this come from:

    Code:
    driver=rt2800usb
    Thanks!

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    From the stick you are currently using?!

    Try:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv rt2800usb
    sudo modprobe -rfv rt2500pci
    sudo modprobe -v rt2500pci
    Check:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    sudo iwlist scan
    rfkill list
    route -n
    ifconfig -a

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    From the stick you are currently using?!

    Try:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv rt2800usb
    sudo modprobe -rfv rt2500pci
    sudo modprobe -v rt2500pci
    I am using the USB Adapter so that I can run the commands and post the result over here. I need to return the laptop soon.

    Before I carry on with these commands, could you please be so kind and explain to me what these commands will do?

    Appreciate your help

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    could you please be so kind and explain to me what these commands will do?
    They will temporarily unload the driver for the USB so that we can see clearly what the internal is doing or not doing without the system being confused by the USB.
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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    They will temporarily unload the driver for the USB so that we can see clearly what the internal is doing or not doing without the system being confused by the USB.
    Hi

    Okay then, I will run these commands and post the output ASAP

    Thank you!

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    Okay, here is a weird and odd thing :/

    While I was running the commands, I got a Wireless Connection and when I tried to post the output here, the page of Firefox stopped and when I checked, there is no internet but I am connected to the Wireless. I ran:

    Code:
    apt-get update
    And there is no Internet Connection - "could not resolve" message and on Firefox: "Server not found".

    Not sure what is going on!!!

    I am posting this from another machine connected to the same Wireless Network that laptop is connected to.

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    For the 2nd time, I am trying to run:

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv rt2800usb
    While the USB Adapter is plugged in, the whole machine is frozen and I can NOT do anything unless I shut it down by pressing and holding the power button for few seconds

    This is very odd!

    I am thinking now whether it was good idea to install Lubuntu 13.10 on this machine or not?

    Help is highly appreciated. This laptop needs to go back to my neighbour who I just converted her to Linux and I can't give her the laptop while it is like that!

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    Re: Laptop does not connect to any Wireless Network - rt2500pci

    amjjawad I received your pm I will give you a script to run shutdown the computer and remove the usb device boot back up then run the script, but I will let My good friend chili555 handle your issue since he is already helping you and as you know he is the best person for the task.

    copy and paste this command in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) please:
    Code:
     wget -N -t 5 -T 10 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    It will download a script and create a file named (wireless-info.txt, or wireless-info.txt.tar.gz) in your home folder with wireless information so we can see the condition of your wireless at this time and the Mac address, WPA key and WEP key are removed for your security, then reply back, click on the paper clip and attach the wireless-info.tar.gz file as a zip file.

    If you do not have ethernet either then follow the directions at this link for running the script without internet.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12350385
    Thanks

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