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Thread: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

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    Exclamation rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    My Asus PCE-N13 (RT2860) wont connect to my wireless network after the 10.10 upgrade.

    This is a continuation of this thread in the development/testing forum that is now closed for posting since the release:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1579053

    It is also covered by this bug:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/653593

    The workaround to get G working was:
    Code:
    vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    
    blacklist rt2800pci
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    blacklist rt2x00pci
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    The last post in the thread was that:
    Blacklisting didn't work for me so I downloaded and built the module from Ralink's site and it works flawlessly including n.
    How do i do this?
    Last edited by 65 mustang; October 11th, 2010 at 03:57 AM.

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    Ok went here:
    http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2
    and downloaded:
    RT2860PCI/mPCI/CB/PCIe(RT2760/RT2790/RT2860/RT2890)
    untared and am reading on how to make and install. Looks like there is a readme file.

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    Below are some notes on how to set up the Ralink chipset. If anything isn't clear, let me know and I'll go over it with you.

    Code:
    Setting Up Ralink Wireless on Ubuntu
    ------------------------------------
    
    Step 1
    Download latest RT2860 driver source code from Ralink.
    
    
    Step 2
    Open and extract the downloaded file to your home directory - do not change the name.
    
    Open a terminal window and perform the following commands:
    
        cd ~/2010*
        gedit ./os/linux/config.mk
    
    
    Step 3
    Find the following lines (by default set to "n") and set them to be "y":
    
        HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
        HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
    
    Save and close the file.
    
    
    Step 4
    Back in the terminal window perform the following command:
    
        gedit ./common/cmm_wpa.c
    
    For the warning message choose "Western" then "Retry".
    
    Use the find command to locate "MIX_CIPHER_NOTUSE". Replace the entire line with this code:
    
        WPA_MIX_PAIR_CIPHER FlexibleCipher = WPA_TKIPAES_WPA2_TKIPAES;
    
    Save and close the file.
    
    
    Step 5
    Make sure gcc is installed (usually is by default but if not install it via synaptic) then from the terminal window perform the following commands:
    
        sudo make
        sudo make install
        sudo ifconfig wlan0 down    (on some hardware it is ra0)
        sudo rmmod rt2860sta
        sudo mv /lib/modules/2.6.*/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2860/rt2860sta.ko rt2860sta.ko.dist
    
    NOTE: Replace the * in the last command with the actual directory name of the current kernel (if you are unsure what it is, navigate to the directory in nautilus to check).
    
    
    Step 6
    Still in the terminal window perform the following commands:
    
        sudo depmod -a
        sudo modprobe rt2860sta
        sudo ifconfig wlan0 up        (on some hardware it is ra0)
    
    
    Step 7
    Check that network manager can now select networks and connect to them.
    
    
    Step 8
    Back in the terminal window perform the following command:
    
        sudo cp rt2860sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.*/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2860/
    
    NOTE: Replace the * in the last command with the actual directory name of the current kernel (if you are unsure what it is, navigate to the directory in nautilus to check).
    
    
    Step 9
    In the terminal window perform the following command:
    
        gksudo gedit /etc/modules
    
    Add "rt2860sta" on a line at the end of the file then save and close it.
    
    
    Step 10
    Reboot and check that wireless still works.
    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by scokem; October 11th, 2010 at 09:16 AM.

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    Thanks, this solved my issue.

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    I get an error on the rt2860sta.ko after make install: rt2860sta.ko no such file or directory...
    I searched for it and cannot find it...

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    hey guys, i got mine working in 10.10 by blacklisting the ones mentioned here and compiling the driver from the website. the driver compiled wouldnt work till i blacklisted the other drivers

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    I found that not using the Evolution Mail program cures everything.
    Allways got an error H2M_mailbox still holds MCU or something?

    So I check mail online.

    Ok, this message is not related to evolution mail, but strangly it helps. Only after a long time online, the sleep and resume and no luck.
    Last edited by Metteke; October 13th, 2010 at 10:02 PM.

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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    My card is now working in N mode for the first time ever.

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    An Interesting Observation Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    Hey everyone,

    I was going through the steps regarding the install of the rt2860sta driver on my MSI Wind U100 (32bit).

    When I got to the part in the instructions about copying the newly compiled driver, i.e.

    Code:
    "sudo mv /lib/modules/2.6.*/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2860/rt2860sta.ko rt2860sta.ko.dist"
    I thought to myself, just so I don't screw this up and confuse myself, I'm going to remove all but the most current kernel-image (in my case, 2.6.35-22-generic)

    Which i did, and just to be as thorough as possible I rebooted, so that I could execute the "kernel driver copy" command as simply and cleanly as possible.

    Much to my surprise, my previously ultra-non-responsive wireless card (rt2860) fired up immediately, automatically and robustly. It's connected, scanning all surrounding wireless signals, and really just in top form.

    It seems that the rt2860 kernel drivers from different kernel versions may, in some cases at least, be interfering with one another somehow. I wouldn't begin to know why, I'm just reporting this effect in my case.

    I hope this may be helpful in some way.

    Cheers, and thanks for the community help at any rate, I really appreciate it!
    Last edited by promet; October 17th, 2010 at 11:53 PM.
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    Re: rt3090sta/rt2860sta/rt2800pci problems

    Hello,

    I'm having the same problem as described by the original poster.

    I've downloaded the RT2860 driver from Ralink's website, but when I try to make I get [linux] Error 2

    Code:
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-generic'
    make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
    ben@due:~/Desktop/DPO_RT3070_LinuxSTA_V2.3.0.2_20100412$
    Any ideas what is stopping this?

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