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Thread: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Dear Pepe,

    Due to the fact that WEP is not considered to be safe any more I suggest to use WPA for all WiFi connections. All my WiFi access points (actually I operate three of them at different locations) use WPA. And I also recommend everybody to change the admin password for the WiFi access points.

    Security first, you would also do not leave your car parked unlocked in Paris, London, Berlin, New York or wherever (to be political correct I just mention cities that came to my mid and I do not think that they are more or less dangerous than others).

    Best regards

    Sven
    Last edited by Sven6210; May 23rd, 2010 at 05:00 AM. Reason: Correction

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    I suspect you might have meant "I hardly suggest to use WEP for any WiFi connection." Which is my understanding.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Quote Originally Posted by NigelLH View Post
    I suspect you might have meant "I hardly suggest to use WEP for any WiFi connection." Which is my understanding.
    You are absolutely right, I updated my above quote. Now it should be O.K.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Thanks a million Sven! Complicated but worked

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Is it really that complicated

    I am glad it worked for you.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven6210 View Post
    Is it really that complicated

    I am glad it worked for you.

    Not complicated, but still doesn't work for me.

    I'm only able to access my WNR3500 802.11N with WEP. Any thoughts? I've tried WPA (TKIP) and WPA2(AES) but no joy.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucidLuvah View Post
    Not complicated, but still doesn't work for me.

    I'm only able to access my WNR3500 802.11N with WEP. Any thoughts? I've tried WPA (TKIP) and WPA2(AES) but no joy.

    Thanks!
    Unfortunately I can not help you. The above described way has worked very well for my EeeBox B202. Are you sure you did every step according to the manual? It rather sounds to me that you do not use the newly compiled module.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven6210 View Post
    After successfully installing gcc please execute the following commands step by step in a terminal window.


    sudo make
    sudo make install
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
    sudo rmmod rt2860sta
    Hello Sven,

    my problem is after typing the last command
    sudo rmmod rt2860sta
    this error appears:

    ERROR: Module rt2860sta does not exist in /proc/modules

    I followed every step of your first posting, whats wrong?

    i am using an acer revo r3610 but it have the same wlan chipset.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    Quote Originally Posted by Holger74 View Post
    Hello Sven,

    my problem is after typing the last command
    sudo rmmod rt2860sta
    this error appears:

    ERROR: Module rt2860sta does not exist in /proc/modules

    I followed every step of your first posting, whats wrong?

    i am using an acer revo r3610 but it have the same wlan chipset.

    Dear Holger,

    Please let me summarize:

    I understand that you successfully run "sudo make"
    I understand that you successfully run " sudo make install"
    I understand that you successfully run " sudo ifconfig wlan0 down"
    I understand you get the following error message when running "sudo rmmod rt2860sta"

    ERROR: Module rt2860sta does not exist in /proc/modules

    Is that right?

    In that case I would like to ask you - even if it sounds stupid - whether you are sure you are using the "Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset"? And whether you are using Ubuntu 10.04? If you are sure for both questions, what happens if you just proceed with the description (continue with step 6). If the module "rt2860sta" does not exist you should not have any trouble running the other commands. And theoretically it should work.

    Best regards and good luck

    Sven

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ralink RT2860 WiFi chipset (e.g. EeeBox B202)

    I am new to Ubuntu and linux so I apologize in advance for what are probably lame questions.

    I have attempted this fix to get my eeePC 901 to connect to the internet properly (it links once in a while).

    I reached Step 5 but cant seem to enter the

    sudo make
    sudo make install
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
    sudo rmmod rt2860sta

    When I enter the first line I a message requesting a password. After I enter my password I get the message ***** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    Not sure what to do.

    Ubuntu so much faster and stable than XP (where wireless works fine) but without wifi, practically useless to me

    Are there any "simple" fixes for people like me?

    Thanks,
    Charles





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