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    USB wireless adapter

    Hi guys I just bought a desktop which didn't come with a wireless adapter card, so I bought one of the USB wireless things..

    However the speed I have been getting is really really slow.. About 1mbps when my laptop and ps3 is getting 25mbps..

    I've tried plugging the wireless usb adapter into my laptop and i get the normal speeds.. It's really bugging me as I have no idea how to fix this, and that my desktop is a lot more powerful than my laptop but can barely load a youtube video/webpage.
    Last edited by lesmey; January 20th, 2013 at 01:46 AM.

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Hi: lesmey!

    And Welcome to Ubuntu Forums.Org!

    I had the same problem when I purchased my Desktop.

    However the speed I have been getting is really really slow.
    If that continues you may want to give your Internet Service Provider a call and question the Representative as to what exactly is going on and why.
    Ask for a Manager or a Supervisor if the Rep gives you some ridiculous answer.

    You mentioned that you had to get a USB Adapter for your Desktop and your wireless to work. (I don't get why some manufacturer's don't include a NIC)
    That's good but you may need a driver for it.

    Go to the website of the manufacturer that made your adapter and look for a driver. Download the driver and install it on your system.

    To install the driver you would use:

    Code:
    apt-get install <nameofdriver>


    Hope this helps
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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateCat View Post
    If that continues you may want to give your Internet Service Provider a call and question the Representative as to what exactly is going on and why.

    OP states that on another machine this dongle works faultlessly so has nothing to do with ISP and a call would be a waste of time as the problem exists at the OP's end, not at theirs.

    With the dongle plugged in, please supply the output of these two commands:

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    lsusb
    sudo lshw -C network
    Also, with the dongle plugged in, do an update and then check 'Additional Drivers'. Please provide the make and model of the wireless dongle as you have omitted to in the your first post.

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Thanks for the quick reply guys. I'm a first time user of ubuntu and I'm really enjoying it (other than the slow internet speed part)..

    lesmey@lesmey-MS-7786:~$ lsusb
    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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:3072 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT3072 Wireless Adapter
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1c4f:0003 SiGma Micro HID controller
    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 1a2c:0021
    lesmey@lesmey-MS-7786:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for lesmey:
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 06
    serial: d4:3d:7e:37:9c:cd
    size: 10Mbit/s
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl8168e-3_0.0.4 03/27/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
    resources: irq:41 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:d0004000-d0004fff memory:d0000000-d0003fff
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    bus info: usb@1:1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: c8:3a:35:c6:94:ce
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=3.2.0-36-generic-pae firmware=0.29 ip=192.168.1.74 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Ralink Technology, Corp. RT3072 Wireless Adapter

    That's what you have.

    driver=rt2800usb

    That's the driver that has been installed as part of the Ubuntu kernel, thus it is working 'out of the box' but that may not be the right driver. I see no driver for the 3072 on their website:

    http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downl...ows.php?sn=501

    ... but there is one for the 3070. Hmm. Could be a clue to the speed, maybe not. How about the output of:

    Code:
    iwconfig
    Hold everything! Ah, ha. Try the answer here:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/34742...b-wlan-working

    It is for a D-Link dongle but that uses the same chip as yours. I found it at post #4 on this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1565165

    Stop Press: An easier fix might be here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12183601

    Chilli555 is involved on both threads and is a resident networking guru around here.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; January 20th, 2013 at 03:59 AM.

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    I'm having a hard time downloading the rt2870 driver from the website (as requested in the fix that you linked)... The file is missing from the website.. Any ideas?

    EDIT: Found it off google. Having a hard time following the instructions (I'm such a noob at this!)
    Last edited by lesmey; January 20th, 2013 at 05:15 AM.

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Now there's an error when I try to install the driver

    It occurs when I type "make" and "make install" into terminal.

    lesmey@lesmey-MS-7786:~/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0$ makemake -C tools
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/tools'
    gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/tools'
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/tools/bin2h
    cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/Makefile
    make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-36-generic-pae/build SUBDIRS=/home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic-pae'
    CC [M] /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../common/rtmp_init.o
    CC [M] /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.o
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c: In function ‘RTMPReadParametersHook’:
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c:928:20: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsuid’
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c:929:20: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsgid’
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c:930:9: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsuid’
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c:930:24: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsgid’
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c:1593:9: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsuid’
    /home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.c:1594:9: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsgid’
    make[2]: *** [/home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_profile.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/lesmey/Downloads/2008_0925_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.4.0.0/os/linux] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic-pae'
    make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Yeah I don't have the RT2870STA installed, and I have no idea how to install it either..

    I actually booted up a virtualbox windows xp and my internet speed is fine there.. Should I just give up and just install windows... Sorry if it seems like I'm whinging, it's really quite frustrating when I can't even install a driver :S

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    Re: USB wireless adapter

    Closed - OP used a different adapter.

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