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    Problems with rt2800

    Hi, i have a touchsmart 300 wich worked fine with the last version (lucig lynx) of ubuntu, (in fact i had to make a change in the /etc/Wireless directory to make my wirless work)
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /etc/Wireless
    sudo mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
    sudo gedit /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat
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    Now that i've upgraded the wireless card doesnt work any more, after some research in the forum I made the conclussion that the change in /etc/Wireless is affecting the dirvers that came with the new version (maverik). but before blacklisting( I dont know how to do that) whats your opinion, here there are some codes, feel fre to ask me for more.

    sudo iwconfig
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              
    diego@diego-desktop:~$ lspci | grep -i network
    02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3092 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R PCIe
    nm-tool
    Code:
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rt2800pci
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:26:82:76:CB:85
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        70:71:BC:40:21:5C
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           10 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    sudo lshw -C network
    Code:
     *-network DISABLED      
           description: Wireless interface
           product: RT3092 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R PCIe
           vendor: RaLink
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 00
           serial: 00:26:82:76:cb:85
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800pci driverversion=2.6.35-22-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
           resources: irq:17 memory:feaf0000-feafffff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 03
           serial: 70:71:bc:40:21:5c
           size: 10MB/s
           capacity: 1GB/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
           resources: irq:42 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:febff000-febfffff memory:fdffc000-fdffffff memory:febc0000-febdffff
    lsmod | grep rt2
    Code:
    rt2860sta             559618  0 
    rt2800pci              10233  0 
    rt2800lib              31970  1 rt2800pci
    rt2x00usb              11316  1 rt2800lib
    rt2x00pci               6993  1 rt2800pci
    crc_ccitt               1699  2 rt2860sta,rt2800pci
    rt2x00lib              31575  4 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00pci
    led_class               3393  1 rt2x00lib
    mac80211              266657  3 rt2x00usb,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
    cfg80211              170293  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    eeprom_93cx6            1789  1 rt2800pci

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Can you determine if it is scanning for or can see the available networks ?
    Try this in terminal
    Code:
    iwlist scanning
    Post results back here
    It's okay, I'm a limo driver

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Your card will work with either rt2860sta or rt2800pci and its dependents but probably not both. Let's blacklist the rt2800pci family and see if we get it working. In a terminal, please do:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Add four new lines:
    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2800lib
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    Proofread carefully, save and close gedit.

    Reboot and post back and tell us how it's working.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Your card will work with either rt2860sta or rt2800pci and its dependents but probably not both. Let's blacklist the rt2800pci family and see if we get it working. In a terminal, please do:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Add four new lines:
    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2800lib
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    Proofread carefully, save and close gedit.

    Reboot and post back and tell us how it's working.
    Will this do anything if he doesn't also blacklist rt2800pci and rt2x00pci? I have similar issues on an eeepc 901. Perhaps the difference is that it works fine on my home WEP network (except when waking up from hibernate). It hasn't worked at my work WPA network since I installed from the live CD.

    When I blacklist the pci items along with your 4, it won't connect on the WEP network. When I only blacklist your 4, it appears as if they load anyway. (children of the pci modules?)

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    UPDATE: I blacklisted rt2860sta on my machine. The WEP networking still worked. It came back after a hibernate cycle. Will try it on a WPA network tomorrow...

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Will this do anything if he doesn't also blacklist rt2800pci and rt2x00pci?
    You are correct; my bad. Those need to be blacklisted, too.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    thanks chili555 and not_a_phd, you and me were right, thanks to the other users which contributed to the answer, my wireless is now working.

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Quote Originally Posted by davm92 View Post
    thanks chili555 and not_a_phd, you and me were right, thanks to the other users which contributed to the answer, my wireless is now working.
    I am glad for you...Mine is sort of working at this point... It looks like I need to blacklist rt2860sta when I am at home, and blacklist the rt2800 and rt2x00 family when I am at work.

    I think the best way to handle this perhaps is with a script. I know how to remove these modules using the rmmod command. Do I insert the correct ones with insmod? if so, where do I locate the .ko files?

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Do I insert the correct ones with insmod? if so, where do I locate the .ko files?
    insmod, which requires the absolute path to the module, is not the handiest way to do this. I suggest:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rt2860sta
    It's hard to accept that one module works at home but not at work and vice versa; but I guess anything is possible.

    To find the location of any module, do:
    Code:
    modinfo yourmodule
    For example:
    Code:
    modinfo rt2860sta
    filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2860/rt2860sta.ko
    version:        2.1.0.0
    alias:          rt3090sta
    license:        GPL
    description:    RT2860/RT3090 Wireless Lan Linux Driver
    etc., etc.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Problems with rt2800

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    It's hard to accept that one module works at home but not at work and vice versa; but I guess anything is possible.

    I hear you. At this point it seems that neither driver-set provides a completely stable solution. I just tried to sleep the machine, and when it came back up, the wireless would not reconnect.

    I think I have seen some other threads in this category that address that issue, so I am off to find them!

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