View Full Version : [ubuntu] WUSB600N(v.1) not working in 11.04
September 19th, 2011, 01:39 AM
I'm running an Ubuntu/Win7 dual boot.
The adapter works fine in Windows, but Ubuntu won't even detect the adapter (WUSB600N) as connected anymore.
When I first installed Ubuntu, it detected the adapter, and would hold a connection. However it was slow (~5-50kb/s), and would occasionally drop connection. In trying to troubleshoot it, I managed to make it so that Ubuntu now won't even detect the adapter, much less connect to any network.
I've tried looking around the forums for a similar problem, but from what I can tell the WUSB600N is supposed to have support out of the box in 11.04.
Any help would be much appreciated.
September 19th, 2011, 02:52 AM
Please open a terminal and run and post:
lsmod | grep rt2The pipe symbol | is on the right side of my US keyboard on the same key with \.
September 19th, 2011, 04:55 AM
Nothing is output after running the command.
I did double check that I had it input correctly.
September 19th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Nothing is output after running the command.
I did double check that I had it input correctly.Hey, I took my best shot to guess what was the driver in use and I missed; sorry. Now we'll have to do it the right way. Please post:
September 19th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 007 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 005 Device 002: ID 1532:0001 Razer USA, Ltd RZ01-020300 Optical Mouse [Diamondback]
Bus 005 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 003 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 001 Device 002: ID 1737:0071 Linksys WUSB600N Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 36959 0
ppdev 17113 0
vesafb 13761 1
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 336771 1
snd_hda_intel 33176 2
snd_hda_codec 103804 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13604 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96391 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
nvidia 10709116 40
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ndiswrapper 249811 0
snd 67382 13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,sn d_seq_device
k10temp 13119 0
edac_core 53845 0
edac_mce_amd 23464 0
sp5100_tco 13744 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_piix4 13303 0
lp 17825 0
parport 46458 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usbhid 46956 0
hid 91020 1 usbhid
firewire_ohci 40370 0
ahci 25951 2
firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
floppy 74120 0
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
libahci 26642 1 ahci
r8169 48022 0
pata_jmicron 12747 0
xhci_hcd 77643 0
September 19th, 2011, 08:29 PM
ID 1737:0071 Linksys WUSB600N Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network AdapterThis device is claimed by both rt2870sta and rt2800usb and they conflict. That leads to poor or no performance. That's probably what lead you to try ndiswrapper. As you have seen, it's performance is not much better. Let's try a temporary experiment. We'll unload ndiswrapper and load rt2870sta. Tell us if it works better; if so, we'll make it permanent.
sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo rmmod -f ndiswrapper
sudo modprobe rt2870sta
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
September 19th, 2011, 09:44 PM
That did the trick.
Probably not of any consequence but when bringing wlan0 down I was given this response:
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Everything else worked. The adapter is now detected in the network menu, and is holding a connection at regular speed.
Now to make it permanent?
September 19th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Additionally you may want to remove ndiswrapper and its config completely:
sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper
sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/*
sudo depmod -a
Reload the driver:
sudo modprobe -rf rt2870sta
sudo modprobe -v rt2870sta
Replug the stick and check:
lsmod | grep rt2
If two drivers, namely rt2870sta and rt2800usb are shown, blacklist the wrong one:
echo "blacklist rt2800usb" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and reboot or reload the driver rt2870sta again.
September 19th, 2011, 10:38 PM
I did all the above steps.
There were more than just 2 rt2 drivers (rt2800usb, rt2800lib, rt2x00usb, rt2x00lib) I blacklisted those as well.
Now after a restart rt2870 is the only driver showing up when running the 'lsmod | grep' line which I assume was the intent.
Is this now the permanent solution?
September 19th, 2011, 10:44 PM
rt2800usb normally is enough, you can delete the others from the list by hand via
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
September 19th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Having just un-blacklisted the rest of the drivers (with the exception of rt2800usb) it is once again only showing:
rt2870sta 450556 1
crc_ccitt 12667 1 rt2870sta
Which I assume is the whole idea. Is that all that is necessary?
September 19th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Yes, that should be the trick. Check:
sudo iwlist scan
ping -c 4 18.104.22.168
route -n #without cable
September 20th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Everything seems to be in good order.
Thanks for the help praseodym and chili555. It was much appreciated.
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