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    Ubunto 12.04 and Asus USB N-13 Adapter Problem – Need Help

    I am unable to get my Asus USB N-13 adapter to work on my Ubunto 12.04 computer. Sometimes I get a connection to the internet, but it is not stable as the connection drops later on. I have been reading previous posts in this forum regarding this topic and I believe that I need to install the RT3070 driver and blacklist and/or disable the Ubuntu 12.04 rt2800usb driver.

    I am a newby to Linux Ubunto 12.04. I know very little terminal language. In addition I am unable to glean the information from previous posts and adapt it to my situation and resolve my problem. Any help that I could get would be greatly appreciated.

    I downloaded the following Asus USB N-13 Adapter driver from the Asus website:

    Full Name (Unzipped) DPO_RT3070_LinuxSTA_V2.3.0/2_20100422.tgz


    My system specifications are as follows:

    lsusb:
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ 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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 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 0b05:17ab ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business
    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. Optical Mouse M90
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ ^C
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$


    lspci:

    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
    00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780L [Radeon HD 3000]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ ^C
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$


    lwconfig:

    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"TJUP5"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:1F:90:B5:208
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality=69/70 Signal level=-41 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:100 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$


    lsb_release –d:

    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ lsb_release -d
    Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ ^C
    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$



    lsmod:

    david@david-System-Product-Name:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    rfcomm 38139 0
    bnep 17830 2
    bluetooth 158438 10 rfcomm,bnep
    arc4 12473 2
    rtl8192cu 97722 0
    rtl8192c_common 69519 1 rtl8192cu
    rtlwifi 95804 1 rtl8192cu
    joydev 17393 0
    mac80211 436455 3 rtl8192cu,rtl8192c_common,rtlwifi
    cfg80211 178679 2 rtlwifi,mac80211
    usbhid 41906 0
    hid 77367 1 usbhid
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 174222 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
    ppdev 12849 0
    snd_pcm 80845 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    parport_pc 32114 1
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    asus_atk0110 17742 0
    snd 62064 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
    soundcore 14635 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 14108 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    k10temp 12990 0
    psmouse 72919 0
    radeon 737789 3
    serio_raw 13027 0
    ttm 65344 1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper 45466 1 radeon
    drm 197692 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 radeon
    mac_hid 13077 0
    wmi 18744 0
    sp5100_tco 13495 0
    i2c_piix4 13093 0
    shpchp 32325 0
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    r8169 56321 0
    pata_atiixp 12999 2

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    Re: Ubunto 12.04 and Asus USB N-13 Adapter Problem – Need Help

    I was never able to get this dongle working. I successfully downloaded ndisgtk program, which provides the graphical interface to the ndiswrapper module, by following the steps below:

    1. Plug router cable into Ethernet port
    2. Goto Ubuntu Software Center
    3. In search type “ndisgtk”
    4. Ensure “ndistk” is selected
    5. Click “install”


    Unfortunately when I launched the ndisgtk program and browsed to the windows *.inf driver file, I received the following error message:

    “Module could not be loaded. Error was:
    FATAL: Module nidiswrapper not found.
    Is the ndiswrapper module installed?

    I thought that nidiswrapper was included in Ubuntu. Maybe so but not in Ubuntu 12.04. At least I never found it. I then checked the Ubuntu Community forum for instructions on installing the ndiswrapper module. This step was my stumbling block. I could never find clear step-by-step instructions – I am a newby.

    I have a serious issue with Ubuntu 12.04. Installing a driver should never require an intricate set of commands (such as installing the ndiswrapper module) in the terminal.

    Anyway, I was able to resolve my wireless internet connectivity issues by borrowing my coworker’s usb adapter, which is a Cisco-Linksys WUSB54GC Compact Wireless-G USB adapter. I just plugged it in a USB port, and viola, I had a wireless connection. No further configuration was necessary. This really is the way things should work too - or to the worst just minimal configuration.

    My requirements are minimal. I only need a connection to the internet so that my two very young kids can watch Barney and Sesame Street videos. I don’t need a high connection speed that is required for gaming. So if anyone out there is in my situation, then I highly recommend that you purchase the Cisco-Linksys WUSB54GC Compact Wireless-G USB adapter. They are available at Amazon.

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