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c_riggan
November 18th, 2008, 10:05 AM
I have searched the forums first, but havent really found anything helpfull.

I have an HP m9400f desktop with a Lite-on card. I am daul booting Vista Premium 64bit and Ubuntu 8.10 64bit

The problem is, I can not connect to the internet with my wireless card..

Under Vista, the Lite-On card runs with Ralink drivers.

I am not sure what to do at this point, I have tried configuring my wireless settings with the SSID and BSSID and the WEP encryption code. Yet I still get no connection. Is there not a way to scan for existing wireless networks like I did in Vista?

I can not connect via wired connection because the router is on the other end of the house (cable modem and router by Motorola)

If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Chris

Ayuthia
November 18th, 2008, 03:10 PM
I have searched the forums first, but havent really found anything helpfull.

I have an HP m9400f desktop with a Lite-on card. I am daul booting Vista Premium 64bit and Ubuntu 8.10 64bit

The problem is, I can not connect to the internet with my wireless card..

Under Vista, the Lite-On card runs with Ralink drivers.

I am not sure what to do at this point, I have tried configuring my wireless settings with the SSID and BSSID and the WEP encryption code. Yet I still get no connection. Is there not a way to scan for existing wireless networks like I did in Vista?

I can not connect via wired connection because the router is on the other end of the house (cable modem and router by Motorola)

If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Chris

Can you go into the Terminal and post the results of lshw -C network?

c_riggan
November 19th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Can you go into the Terminal and post the results of lshw -C network?

Yes, thank you, here it is:


*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: RaLink
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00:0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan 0
serial: 22:08:77:33:d5:42
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driver version=2.3 frimware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

Ayuthia
November 19th, 2008, 02:48 AM
I guess I also need lspci -nn. Some of the RaLink cards will work, but for some reason or another the driver is not loading. Usually lshw -C network will display the driver but it looks like it is not loading so we need to see the model number of the card to see which driver it needs.

c_riggan
November 19th, 2008, 03:42 AM
I guess I also need lspci -nn. Some of the RaLink cards will work, but for some reason or another the driver is not loading. Usually lshw -C network will display the driver but it looks like it is not loading so we need to see the model number of the card to see which driver it needs.

the output of lspci -nn:


chris@chris-desktop:~$ sudo lspci -nn

[sudo] password for chris:

00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03ea] (rev a1)

00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge [10de:03e0] (rev a2)

00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus [10de:03eb] (rev a2)

00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03f5] (rev a2)

00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller [10de:03f1] (rev a3)

00:02.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller [10de:03f2] (rev a3)

00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge [10de:03f3] (rev a1)

00:05.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio [10de:03f0] (rev a2)

00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE [10de:03ec] (rev a2)

00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet [10de:03ef] (rev a2)

00:08.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)

00:08.1 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)

00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e8] (rev a2)

00:0b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e9] (rev a2)

00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e9] (rev a2)

00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1200]

00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map [1022:1201]

00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller [1022:1202]

00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1203]

00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control [1022:1204]

01:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Agere Systems FW323 [11c1:5811] (rev 70)

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series [1002:9598]

02:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RV635 Audio device [Radeon HD 3600 Series] [1002:aa20]

04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]

chris@chris-desktop:~$



Thanks for the help...

Ayuthia
November 19th, 2008, 03:08 PM
You might try looking at this bug report:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/210725

At the end there is a message from Matthieu Baerts that provides a possible solution. It looks like he compiles a test version of the driver from this link:
https://launchpad.net/%7Estgraber/+archive/+files/rt2860-source_1.8.0.0-0ubuntu1~ppa2_all.deb

Hope that helps.

c_riggan
November 19th, 2008, 04:36 PM
You might try looking at this bug report:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/210725

At the end there is a message from Matthieu Baerts that provides a possible solution. It looks like he compiles a test version of the driver from this link:
https://launchpad.net/%7Estgraber/+archive/+files/rt2860-source_1.8.0.0-0ubuntu1~ppa2_all.deb

Hope that helps.

Thank you very much. I figured it out. I DLed the RaLink RT2860 drivers from the ralink website using my vista os, and copied a thread to the notpad. Then rebooted into Ubuntu and installed those drivers and had to edit the config file for them to allow WPA. Then it worked.. took me the better part of 2 hours to get it all dont right though.

Thanks again for your time and help.. I didn't realise that the card used a RaLink chipset until you noted that..

Chris