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    Question Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    Hello,

    I am installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop computer that connect to internet via Tenda W311U. According to the company's webpage and the driver I downloaded from it, this device uses RT3070 chipset.

    What I did so far is compile the driver with two security fetures turned on and insert the mod into system. At some point I see my SSID from command iwlist ra0 scanning. But after restart I am back to no where.

    I am connecting with cable not, it is a ugly line on the floor which I would really like to remove.

    Any help/suggestion is appreciated.

    Code:
    lsusb
    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 413c:2003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c05b Logitech, Inc. M-U0004 810-001317 [B110 Optical USB Mouse]
    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 001 Device 003: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
    Code:
    lsmod | grep rt
    rt5370sta             797094  0 
    parport_pc             28152  1 
    parport                46345  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    Code:
    iwconfig
    ra0       Ralink STA  
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0
    
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    Last edited by johnyy; June 13th, 2013 at 05:09 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
    This device should work without any compiling in 13.04 using the driver rt2800usb:
    $ modinfo rt2800usb | grep 3070
    alias: usb:v148Fp3070d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias: usb:v8516p3070d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias: usb:v07B8p3070d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    Unless, of course, something else is wrong. Let's try it:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r rt5370sta
    sudo modprobe rt2800usb
    Was a wireless interface created, ideally wlan0?
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Does it scan?
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    After you detach the ethernet cable, does it connect? Are there any informative messages?
    Code:
    dmesg | grep -e rt5 -e rt2
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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    Thanks for your quick reply!

    I forgot to mention it's because rt2800usb wasn't working properly so I started to try another driver.

    The Connection Manager says I am connected but I can't get internet. Not even 192.168.0.1 which is the gateway for the AP.


    iwconfig
    Code:
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"YHome"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442 GHz  Access Point: C8:3A:35:4E:87:38   
              Bit Rate=45 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
              Link Quality=69/70  Signal level=-41 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:5  Invalid misc:8   Missed beacon:0


    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan is scaning properly

    Code:
     Cell 02 - Address: C8:3A:35:4E:87:38
                        Channel:7
                        Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                        Quality=69/70  Signal level=-41 dBm  
                        Encryption key:on
                        ESSID:"YHome"
                        Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                                  24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                        Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                        Mode:Master
                        Extra:tsf=00000026c2569f66
                        Extra: Last beacon: 1116ms ago
                        IE: Unknown: 000559486F6D65
                        IE: Unknown: 010882840B162430486C
                        IE: Unknown: 030107
                        IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                        IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                        IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                            Group Cipher : TKIP
                            Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                            Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                        IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                        IE: Unknown: 2D1AFE181BFFFF000001000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: 3D16070F0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                        IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F02C0000
                        IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
    dmesg | grep -e -rt5 -e rt2
    Code:
    [  295.862560] rtusb init rt2870 --->
    [  295.863403] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
    [ 3941.507251] usbcore: deregistering interface driver rt2870
    [ 3946.807043] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"YHome"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: C8:3A:35:4E:87:38
    Bit Rate=45 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:on
    Link Quality=69/70 Signal level=-41 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:5 Invalid misc:8 Missed beacon:0
    Looks pretty solid! Now let's dig deeper:
    Code:
    ifconfig
    route -n
    nm-tool
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    cat /etc/network/interfaces
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    Tried the following after disabling Ethernet

    ifconfig

    Code:
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:b0:8c:06:ca:d4  
              inet addr:192.168.0.200  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::2b0:8cff:fe06:cad4/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:363 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:29973 (29.9 KB)  TX bytes:58352 (58.3 KB)
    route -n
    Code:
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    0.0.0.0         192.168.0.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
    192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     9      0        0 wlan0
    nm-tool
    Code:
    - Device: wlan0  [YHome] -------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rt2800usb
      State:             connected
      Default:           yes
      HW Address:        00:B0:8C:06:CA:D4
    
    
      Capabilities:
        Speed:           135 Mb/s
    
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
    
      Wireless Access Points (* = current AP)
        Kole:            Infra, 00:24:A5:15:6E:7B, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 72 WPA2
        Doraemon:        Infra, B0:48:7A:BF:94:1A, Freq 2417 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 55 WPA
        *YHome:          Infra, C8:3A:35:4E:87:38, Freq 2442 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 79 WPA2
        calahk:          Infra, 64:70:02:52:B8:4E, Freq 2427 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 55
        Now24:           Infra, 30:85:A9:6A:31:F2, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 62 WPA2
    
    
      IPv4 Settings:
        Address:         192.168.0.200
        Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
        Gateway:         192.168.0.1
    
    
        DNS:             203.185.0.33
        DNS:             203.185.0.34
        DNS:             203.185.0.35
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    Code:
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 127.0.1.1

    cat /etc/network/interfaces
    Code:
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    allow-hotplug wlan0

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    inet addr:192.168.0.200
    Is this a static IP you set up or did the router give you that one by DHCP?
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    allow-hotplug wlan0
    I wonder what that is about?? Please comment that last part out; thus:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
    Add a hashmark:
    Code:
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    #allow-hotplug wlan0
    Proofread, save and close gedit. Reboot and let us hear your report:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rt2800usb
    ping -c3 192.168.0.1
    ping -c3 www.google.com
    All your other readings look great.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    DHCP gave me 192.168.0.200 for the wireless card
    and 192.168.0.100 for the Ethernet card.

    Amazing the wifi is working now! Thank you very much! I spent quite a few hours trying to install a proper driver and gotten nowhere.

    Final question:
    What does allow-hotplug wlan0 do and why it is preventing the wifi traffic to go through?

    Aside from that, bravo! And thanks again.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    What does allow-hotplug wlan0 do and why it is preventing the wifi traffic to go through?
    I haven't any idea. I'm sort of a zombie killer kind of technician; if I don't understand it (and Google doesn't help me much), I comment it out (kill it!!) and see what happens. It seems to have worked!

    Please mark the thread Solved. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads
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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    Reading this, I guess I'm lucky that mine (a Tenda W311M, which I bought home from the shop about 2 hours ago) worked with Ubuntu straight out of the box. What makes it better is that it wouldn't run on Windows 7 without drivers on the CD. Ha!

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 wireless problem, RT3070 (Tenda W311U)

    Quote Originally Posted by dvdhudson33 View Post
    Reading this, I guess I'm lucky that mine (a Tenda W311M, which I bought home from the shop about 2 hours ago) worked with Ubuntu straight out of the box. What makes it better is that it wouldn't run on Windows 7 without drivers on the CD. Ha!
    Lucky you..

    I spent at least 4 hours trying to compile and install a new driver without success.

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