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    D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    Hey everybody! So I've upgraded to Maverick but now I cannot get my wireless card working. In Lucid it didn't work out of the box, but worked perfectly by wrapping the Windows driver with ndiswrapper.

    I noticed when I installed Maverick that wireless is enabled in Network-Manager and it gives me the option to create a wireless network or connect to a hidden network but it's not discovering/showing any of the wireless networks in range! So it seems as though the card is being recognized but the driver isn't working fully...? I tried wrapping the windows drivers, but that didn't change the situation at all.

    If someone could shed some light on the situation for me I would be very grateful! I wasn't prepared to install linux drivers myself as it seems to be almost working.

    Details of my system:

    Code:
    Ubuntu 10.10
    2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
    Code:
    Desktop PC:
    Intel Core i5 750
    4GB ddr3 ram
    Intel P55 Whitesburg mainboard
    Code:
    D-Link n150 DWA-525
    RaLink Device 3060
    Code:
     wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 1c:af:f7:0c:81:a4  
              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)
    Code:
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           4657  1 
    nls_cp437               6375  1 
    vfat                   10954  1 
    fat                    56244  1 vfat
    ses                     7065  0 
    enclosure               8553  1 ses
    usb_storage            50372  1 
    parport_pc             30086  0 
    ppdev                   6804  0 
    binfmt_misc             7984  1 
    snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi    14587  4 
    joydev                 11363  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   299533  1 
    wacom                  33261  0 
    snd_hda_intel          26019  2 
    snd_hda_codec         100919  3 snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep               6660  1 snd_hda_codec
    nvidia              10221046  48 
    snd_pcm                89104  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi            5932  0 
    snd_rawmidi            22207  1 snd_seq_midi
    arc4                    1497  2 
    snd_seq_midi_event      7291  1 snd_seq_midi
    rt2800pci              10233  0 
    snd_seq                57512  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    rt2800lib              31970  1 rt2800pci
    rt2x00usb              11316  1 rt2800lib
    snd_timer              23850  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    rt2x00pci               6993  1 rt2800pci
    crc_ccitt               1699  1 rt2800pci
    rt2x00lib              31575  4 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00pci
    snd_seq_device          6912  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    led_class               3393  1 rt2x00lib
    mac80211              266657  3 rt2x00usb,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
    lp                     10201  0 
    snd                    64117  13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    parport                37032  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    cfg80211              170293  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    eeprom_93cx6            1789  1 rt2800pci
    soundcore               1240  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          8588  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    firewire_ohci          24679  0 
    firewire_core          54327  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t               1739  1 firewire_core
    usbhid                 42062  0 
    hid                    84678  1 usbhid
    e1000e                151787  0
    Code:
    [   11.513988] rt2800pci 0000:05:01.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    [   11.520533] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::radio
    [   11.520544] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::assoc
    [   11.520556] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::quality
    [   12.848066] phy0 -> rt2800pci_mcu_status: Error - MCU request failed, no response from hardware
    Code:
    iwlist scan
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wlan0     No scan results
    I hope that is sufficient information. Any help would be much appreciated!!

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    Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    Anyone? Even if you just point me to a different thread, that would be helpful!

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    hi, i have the same problem, but let me tell you it`s a kernel issue, what i`m doing is booting from thye old kernel, as soon as i get a solution i will let you know, if you get it before me, please let me know, but using your old kernel until you get a solution it`s not bad a idea

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    Thumbs down Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    Hi again, as i promised i have a solution, it worked for me, I hope this can help you as well
    in your console type
    > lshw -C network
    you will see the network devices, including RT3060 that is the one of your card, check the driver it should say rt2800pci, then in your terminal run
    > sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    you have to add this line
    blacklist rt2800pci

    save it and reboot

    then you will see the card is disable, because there is no driver for your card,
    the next thing i did was download the drivers
    DRIVERS DWA-525
    compile the drivers running (before compiling you have to read README_STA file)
    > sudo make
    > sudo make install

    reboot again and you should have your DLink card running

    that is what i did and worked for me, i could not find information about this issue, it's been a long week making it work, so i hope this helps you

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    Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    hi everybody....
    Even i hve the same problem..my adapter is dlink n a50 dwa 525 with ralink 3060 chipset...im using ubuntu 10.10 version.....
    my friend ed_master plue has given da link to get the drivers...but the link is not working...its showing ERORRage not found...im new to Ubuntu...i request u all to help me...

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    Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    Hey, so sorry I'm only replying now! Thanks a lot ed_masterplue for the help! I am going to go try it right now, I will report back with results... good or bad.

    surajrajpurohit, I also get the error message so I went to www.ralinktech.com, clicked on Software at the top then chose Linux from the side menu on the left and then downloaded the RT3062PCI/mPCI/CB/PCIe(RT3060/RT3062/RT3562/RT3592) file because it says 3060 which is the dwa-525. I hope it is the right one, Im gonna go find out now!

    Thanks again for the help guys.

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    Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    Just gave your instructions a go and it didn't work Did I download the correct drivers from ralink? Also, the instructions in the README_STA file were quite vague to me. I was able to edit a few things like the path to my kernel source but the rest was greek to me, so maybe I need to change something in the config before I compile it?

    Also my wireless card doesn't show up at all anymore. ifconfig gives me lo and eth0 but no wlan0 anymore. lshw -C network recognizes a pci ralink device but says that it is UNCLAIMED and has no driver.

    So I think I've taken a step or two backwards I'm considering just hardwiring the network here and forgetting about wireless

    Thanks for the help though, glad it worked for you!

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    Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    I'll add another "not working for me either"

    I can scan for networks okay, driver is installed and functional, but whenever it actually tries to connect to a network it hard locks my computer.

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    Angry Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    Some success n some failure...

    As it was greek n latin for me to install drivers from READ_STA file..
    So i tried using ndiswrapper.....with my adopter i got drivers cd for xp...so using ndiswrapper i tried to install drivers...and i think the drivers got installed ...it shows wlan0 when i give command ifconfig or iwconfig...BUT NOW THE PROBLEM IS....
    my network manager is not detecting any network to connect...i tried by installing drivers again....the same story repeats........
    i advice lovelypecs to try ndiswrapper
    i request all the ubuntu memebers plz to me as i'm new to ubuntu....
    Last edited by surajrajpurohit; December 8th, 2010 at 04:27 PM.

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    Arrow Re: D-Link n150 dwa525 only half working on 10.10

    IM sending a LINK on Ndiswrapper.... might it'll b usefull for all the members who r having dis problem...

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...r#Introduction

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