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    Question RA Link RT3090 wireless not working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    MSI Wind U160 laptop with RA LINK wireless network built-in
    Dual boot, Win7 starter , Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Wireless works in Windows, but doesn't in Ubuntu.

    In Ubuntu menu says "Wireless networks device not ready"

    I'm not a Linux user; have read lot about similar issues with RT3090 and tried most of solutions.
    Wireless still not working.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

    *******
    I use for test a wireless router with encryption disabled.

    ****************
    Soft and hard block seems to work OK.
    rfkill output is consistent with the state of hardware switch or software setting in menu.

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    output of "lspci"

    03:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

    ****************
    output of "sudo lshw -class network"

    *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
    vendor: Ralink corp.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: ra0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=RALINK WLAN driverversion=2.3.1.4 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=Ralink STA
    resources: irq:17 memory:fd600000-fd60ffff

    ****************
    output of "iwconfig"

    lo no wireless extensions.

    ra0 Ralink STA ESSID:""
    Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:-143 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    ****************
    output of "nm-tool"

    - Device: ra0 ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Type: 802.11 WiFi
    Driver: rt2860
    State: unavailable
    Default: no
    HW Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00

    Capabilities:

    Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption: yes
    WPA Encryption: yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

    Wireless Access Points

    ****************
    System settings, Additional drivers shows 'rt390sta" activated and in use.

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    Output of "lsmod"

    Module Size Used by
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 174313 1
    snd_hda_intel 32765 3
    snd_hda_codec 109562 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 80916 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    msi_laptop 14503 0
    sparse_keymap 13658 1 msi_laptop
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    uvcvideo 67203 0
    snd_seq 51592 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    parport_pc 32114 0
    ppdev 12849 0
    videodev 86588 1 uvcvideo
    bnep 17830 2
    snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    bluetooth 158479 7 bnep
    psmouse 96718 0
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    serio_raw 13027 0
    snd 62218 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,sn d_seq_device
    i915 419262 4
    drm_kms_helper 45466 1 i915
    drm 197641 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    binfmt_misc 17292 1
    soundcore 14635 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
    wmi 18744 0
    video 19068 1 i915
    mac_hid 13077 0
    rt3090sta 844169 0
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usbhid 41937 0
    hid 77428 1 usbhid
    r8169 56368 0

    ****************
    output of "lspci -nnk"

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:104e]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090]
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:6891]
    Kernel driver in use: rt2860
    Kernel modules: rt3090sta, rt2800pci

    ****************
    kernel modules "rt2800pci" is blacklisted

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    Re: RA Link RT3090 wireless not working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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    Re: RA Link RT3090 wireless not working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Hi, it looks like you may have blacklisted the wrong driver.
    please read this thread..

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ghlight=rt3090

    thanks.
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    Lightbulb Re: RA Link RT3090 wireless not working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Thank you for help.

    Finally, after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 and trying without luck several other Linuxes (Moblin, PCLinuxOS, Mint), I noticed that the hardware switch doesn't block the wireless. Or activate it...

    So I upgraded the BIOS to last version and this solved the problem completely.

    Conclusion:
    RA Link RT3090 hardware in MSI WIND U160 with latest BIOS (13 May 2011) works out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It uses the rt2800pci driver. No need for other drivers.
    Hopefully it will behave well and will be stable.

    Some details:

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    Linux WindU160 3.2.0-35-generic-pae #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 18:04:39 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    **********
    NetworkManager Tool

    State: connected (global)

    - Device: wlan0 [xxxSSIDxxx] -----------------------------------------------------
    Type: 802.11 WiFi
    Driver: rt2800pci
    State: connected
    Default: yes
    HW Address: 40:61:86:9B:23:4F

    Capabilities:
    Speed: 54 Mb/s

    Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption: yes
    WPA Encryption: yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

    Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)
    elcid: Infra, 00:21:91:762:34, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 22 WPA WPA2
    default: Infra, 00:1F:1F:1CA8, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 22 WPA WPA2
    linksys: Infra, 00:14:BF:F2:A0:13, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 19 WPA2
    *xxxxSSIDxxxx: Infra, 00:21:27:ED:FE:B4, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 85 WPA2

    *********

    Module Size Used by
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 174313 1
    snd_hda_intel 32765 3
    snd_hda_codec 109562 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 80916 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
    msi_laptop 14503 0
    sparse_keymap 13658 1 msi_laptop
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    arc4 12473 2
    snd_seq 51592 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    rt2800pci 18340 0
    rt2800lib 53298 1 rt2800pci
    crc_ccitt 12627 1 rt2800lib
    rt2x00pci 14202 1 rt2800pci
    rt2x00lib 48875 3 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00pci
    mac80211 436493 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
    snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    i915 419297 3
    psmouse 86520 0
    cfg80211 178877 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    serio_raw 13027 0
    snd 62218 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,sn d_seq_device
    eeprom_93cx6 12687 1 rt2800pci
    bnep 17830 2
    rfcomm 38139 0
    bluetooth 158479 10 bnep,rfcomm
    parport_pc 32114 0
    ppdev 12849 0
    soundcore 14635 1 snd
    drm_kms_helper 45466 1 i915
    snd_page_alloc 14108 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    drm 197641 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
    wmi 18744 0
    video 19068 1 i915
    mac_hid 13077 0
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usbhid 41937 0
    hid 77428 1 usbhid
    r8169 56368 0

    ************
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
    vendor: Ralink corp.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 00
    serial: 40:61:86:9b:23:4f
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800pci driverversion=3.2.0-35-generic-pae firmware=0.34 ip=192.168.100.106 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:17 memory:fd600000-fd60ffff

    *************
    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"xxxxSSIDxxxx"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:21:27:ED:FE:B4
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-31 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:26 Invalid misc:53 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.
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