Hi. I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu about a week ago. I have had a look around the net and have tried to follow a number of threads on how to get a Ralink2870 driver working.
My problem is mostly in the comprehension of commands in the Terminal.
In the terminal, I have the following output using lsusb
As you can see, I am still using Microstar International. I don't think that is what I should/need to be using. On the Windows 7 side of my computer, I am running the Ralink 2870 driver; thereofore, I should be running this same driver in Ubuntu.Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05e3:0612 Genesys Logic, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 05e3:0612 Genesys Logic, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0db0:3871 Micro Star International
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0db0:a871 Micro Star International
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 046d:c317 Logitech, Inc. Wave Corded Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 007: ID 4971:ce07 SimpleTech
Bus 003 Device 008: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
I find that the current wifi setup that was given me upon the install is working not very well. It seems to be in and out. That is, connections are good one minute and the next they are out.
My landlord let's me use his Wifi so this means that I don't have access to their router.
There are a number of posts/threads that I have visited and found some helpful information on them .
Firstly, I download the ralink 2870 from the ralink website.
Secondly, a number of the threads I visited did help but only so much.
Some threads I found useful were the following:
In the first thread, in the first post, it says to change the 'n' to 'y' as shown below.
I did that.# Support Wpa_Supplicant HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y # Support Native WpaSupplicant for Network Maganger HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
In the third point in that first post, it says to change
to thisLINUX_SRC_MODULE = /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
I did that too; however, I found conflicting information in the second link that I gave above and in post #2, 'kelwynsa8' says to not change it. So I reverted the above change back to it's original content.LINUX_SRC_MODULE = /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2870
In the third link I gave above, I tried to do as per instructions. The problem that I have with this post is in understanding how to go about it so that I am using the Ralink2870 driver.
There is some very useful information that I found at this thread here;
This thread seems to have given me a boost up until the terminal command:
cp RT2870.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/
which at the very end gave me this output
make: *** [/home/user/Downloads/2010_0709_RT2870_Linux_STA_v220.127.116.11/os/linux/../../common/cmm_mac_usb.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/home/user/Downloads/2010_0709_RT2870_Linux_STA_v18.104.22.168/os/linux] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-22-generic'
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
I decided to ignore the errors and go ahead with the next terminal command as manzdagratiano puts in post #6 in that last link I gave above. The command that I could not go any further was at the Terminal command
which gave me the outputsudo insmod rt2870sta.ko
This is where I get stuck.insmod: can't read 'rt2870sta.ko': No such file or directory
For your information some useful terminal command outputs are the following
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 no wireless extensions.
lo no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"XXXXXX"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 20:76:00:06:B3:54
Bit Rate:19.5 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Link Quality=35/70 Signal level=-75 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:125 Invalid misc:87 Missed beacon:0by the way, before I started out in any of the above attempts, I did run in the terminaluser@user-desktop:~$ iwpriv
eth0 no private ioctls.
eth1 no private ioctls.
lo no private ioctls.
wlan0 no private ioctls.
apt-get install build-essential