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    Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2, Kernel 3.8.0-19


    Drivers that came with linux-firmware does not connect with AP but driver is there.

    I've tried the offical drivers http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downl...il.php?sn=5001 , but I get build error and is unable to continue.

    Ndiswrapper 1.58 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/ , module loads but I get a "loadndisdriver: load_driver(364): couldn't load driver netr28x." error

    compate-wireless gives me the same build error as the official driver,


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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Same problem here with an HP Pavilion G62 and a Ralink RT5390, worked fine under 12.10 now refuses to accept password for Wi-Fi and keeps asking for authentication. The Wi-Fi itself is fine as I can connect to it with my HP Touchpad. Using WPA.
    cards
    Looks like lots of other users are having similar problems with Ralink and Broadcom Wi-Fi chip sets.
    http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntuwp/tag/ralink/
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/27921...-ralink-rt5390
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2139740

    A shame as 13.04 otherwise looks very good.

    A bug report has been raised on Launchpad. Suggest you login and flag this bug as affecting you https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1173759.

    The more people who confirm it is causing them problem then the more likely it is that it will get fixed quickly.

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    FIX FOR RALINK WLAN DRIVER:

    1. download driver http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downl...il.php?sn=5001
    2 tar -xvf /home/ukbeast/USERNAME/Downloads/2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO_v2. bz2.bz2
    3 cd 2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO
    4 download patch http://gridlox.net/diff/rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch
    5 patch -p1 <rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch (if asks for directory point it to pci_main_dev.c)
    6 make sure /os/linux/config.mk reads HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
    7 make
    8 sudo make install
    9 modprobe rt5390sta

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Quote Originally Posted by ukbeast View Post
    FIX FOR RALINK WLAN DRIVER:

    1. download driver http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downl...il.php?sn=5001
    2 tar -xvf /home/ukbeast/USERNAME/Downloads/2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO_v2. bz2.bz2
    3 cd 2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO
    4 download patch http://gridlox.net/diff/rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch
    5 patch -p1 <rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch (if asks for directory point it to pci_main_dev.c)
    6 make sure /os/linux/config.mk reads HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
    7 make
    8 sudo make install
    9 modprobe rt5390sta
    It works for you ??
    I have the same problem but this solution doesn't work for me. I followed all steps but the wifi signal continues to be very low.
    Help me please.

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    Thank you ukbeast! Your solution worked for me. But I also had to blacklist the drivers which came with the distribution after following your steps, and installing the ralink driver. So Vyrgil, did you try to blacklist the modules? Try the following:

    first, follow ukbeast's post #4, then:

    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    At the end of the file, add these lines:

    # Blacklist conflicting kernel modules
    blacklist rt2800pci
    blacklist rt2800lib
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00pci
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    blacklist rt2860sta
    blacklist rt3090sta

    (I took that from the second half of the solution in
    http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/02/how-...or-ralink.html
    but I did not use his ppa).

    After that, I rebooted, and it worked fine for me, and my rt5390 in ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. Thank you ukbeast.

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Hey Folks,


    I am researching this topic because I have a HP G62 and in there is the wireless card by Ralink (RT5390) and just upgraded (with a clean install) from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04.

    In 12.10 wifi worked with no problems and now it connects and a few minutes later disconnects. And sometimes it connects again but is awfully slow too!

    I tried what is suggested in this thread but somehow it does not help at all for me. Can I provide any info that helps finding the problem? I'd be happy to solve this quickly.

    Thanks already, Chris

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Hi cspiegl,

    I (and I am sure others) would be very happy to help. My card is the same as yours. Are you using 32-bit or 64-bit? Because the patch is for 64-bit versions of ubuntu 13.04. What issues are you facing? I need more information to be able to help you.

    PS: I had to do make and make install again for the ralink proprietary drivers with the latest update, which contained a newer version of the linux kernel. But I just repeated the same old steps, and did not face problems this time.

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Hi malkdude,

    I am using the 64-Bit version. And I already tried 'loads' of alternatives including:

    * Downgrading the Kernel to 3.5.4
    * Upgraded the Kernel to 3.9
    * Installing the Driver (like Post #4 including Blacklisting from Post #6)
    * Installed the Firmware update which gets discussed here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1173759


    The things I can say till now (no matter which kernel):

    * Installing the Drivers gives full connectivity but drop connection regularly (this persists even after the firmware update)
    * Installing the Firmware Update gives me slow speed but (till now) no connection drop

    Hope this helps to debug a little more.

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    Re: Not Able to get wifi working under 13.04 (Ralink rt5390)

    Hi cspiegl,

    My experience has been different. For me the firmware for linux provide poor connectivity especially for weak signals. They used to drop a lot but after the firmware update they were not dropping (but still had poor connectivity with weak signals).

    However, installing the proprietary driver as suggested in this thread say, worked the best: it does not drop frequently and connects even with poor signal. The downside is I guess you have to compile it and install it with each kernel upgrade.

    I do not know how to debug your case. It seems that your problems are different. (I have a feeling you have tried too many things somehow, and perhaps made too many changes to some configuration files.) Yeah, I am not sure how to help you, but I have a feeling it might have to do with having modified some networking configuration files maybe? I doubt it would help, but I would try a sudo dpkg-reconfigure for maybe network-manager-gnome (assuming you are using gnome). Anyway, just one small suggestion for now.

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