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    Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    Hi guys,

    I have a problem with my WUSB600Nv2 usb adapter.
    I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit, current kernel 3.1.4-030104-generic, GNOME 3.

    I have downloaded and compiled the RaLink 2.5.0.0 drivers successfully. The rt3572sta module is installed fine and I can actually scan networks using network-manager.

    I have 2 issues:
    - First issue comes when trying to connect to my WPA2PSK network. It just keeps asking for the password but will not accept.
    - Second when I cancel the password prompt my entire desktop freezes....I can move the mouse but nothing else works, not even CTRL+ALT+F1 so I have to switch off the power to my machine .

    Strange thing is, this adapter works absolutely flawlessly in Fedora 16 - scans and connects to all networks regardless of security and LED works.

    network-info.sh attached (seems to be too much info to post in code tags)
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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    I have the WUSB54GC and the rt8168 driver and long story short...until I
    Code:
    blacklisted the rt8169
    And shut down and then rebooted I could not get online.

    Been online since and doing ok.

    Not sure how to fix your desktop from freezin I'm sorry-
    Check yourself before you wreck yourself-


    -:- Slackware & Voyager Xubuntu 16.04 -:-


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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    Cheers for that UltimateCat, though no other modules seem to be loading - only the rt3572sta.

    There is some advice about blacklisting rt2800 but they never seem to get loaded on my system. I think everything looks like it could work, if only I an get over the authentication issue...?

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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    Managed to get it working again in Ubuntu 11.10 !!

    I think it seemed to be a combination of details here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...65/comments/85

    ...along with bits from here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1690402

    I say a combination because emory's (post 85) instruction didn't seem to work before. I have a feeling the missing piece was:

    Code:
    Create file /etc/udev/rules.d/10-wusb600nv2.rules
    Add the following lines:
    Code:
    # UDEV-Rule for wusb-600Nv2 ID 1737:0079
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="1737", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0079", RUN+="/sbin/modprobe rt3572sta"
    Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/rt3572sta.conf
    Add the following line:
    Code:
    install rt3572sta modprobe --ignore-install rt3572sta ; /bin/echo "1737 0079" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2870/new_id
    Blacklist other drivers
    Open /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Put the following lines at the end of the file:
    
    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    blacklist rt2870
    Reboot
    Gonna go ahead and -
    2.4.0.1
    make uninstall
    reboot

    2.5.0.0
    sudo su
    make clean
    make
    make install
    reboot

    ...just to see if the new driver will work because it will build an install properly.. (let's hope nothing breaks and I can get 2.4.0.1 working again if 2.5.0.0 doesn't work lol)

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    Talking Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    UPDATE

    OK so there is definitely an issue with 2.5.0.0 driver, it didn't want to connect like before. Reinstalled 2.4.0.1 and everything works fine again.

    2.5.0.0
    works
    -makes / builds
    -installs without errors
    -scans networks (ALL)
    -connects to unsecured networks

    doesn't work
    -connect to WEP / WPA2PSK secured networks (constantly asks for authentication and on my machine causes complete PC freeze when cancelling authentication prompt)

    Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
    3.1.4-030104-generic

    full system info attached from network-info.sh
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    OK so just to provide a fool-proof step by step guide for future reference here is what I did to have this WUSB600Nv2 working.
    That is:
    - configure/build the module for your current kernel
    - install the module
    - have the machine auto recognise the adapter and connect to wireless networks

    Please note: You can follow joho500 post (here) and simply substitute downloading the RaLink driver for emory's driver (here) . joho500 post contains a bit more information than I do, relating to configuring the module for specific settings for this device which I intentionally left out here because emory has already changed the config files in his pre-made package -

    Second note: if you already know about making modules just go to the bottom of this post


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    UNPLUG THE ADAPTER

    taken from http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...16&postcount=1

    1) Check your device to verify it's the WUSB600N version 2

    Code:
    lsusb |grep 1737
    This should return:

    Code:
    ...: ID 1737:0079 Linksys
    2) Download the 2.4.0.1 driver from emory's post in Launchpad.
    (direct link)
    For some reason the 2.5.0.0 (latest) driver from RaLink will not work with secured networks, even though I have managed to successfully build and install and recognise and scan without any problems (might look into this later, though not sure if 2.5.0.0 provides any improvements)

    taken from (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...65/comments/85)

    3) Extract the archive (it will unpack as ./2010_0709_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.1 so extract this where you really want it)
    I have a folder in my home directory called build , this is where I keep all my custom builds [kernels, drivers/modules, packages, etc.
    I renamed the directory 'WUSB600Nv2-2401' and put it in ~/build/ ]


    4) cd to the directory you just extracted
    I ran, in terminal, cd ~/build/WUSB600Nv2-2401/

    5) Clean up any precompiled files, build the module specific for you current kernel, install the module

    run as superuser for the next few parts
    Code:
    sudo su
    clean up
    Code:
    make clean
    compensate for idiocy as a work-around Ralink's broken clean target
    Code:
    find . -name "*.*o" | xargs rm
    build the module for your current kernel
    Code:
    make
    this should compile without any errors

    install the module
    Code:
    make install
    this should install without any errors

    taken from http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...16&postcount=1

    6) Have the module auto loaded:

    Create file /etc/udev/rules.d/10-wusb600nv2.rules
    Code:
    gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/10-wusb600nv2.rules
    Add the following lines:
    Code:
    # UDEV-Rule for wusb-600Nv2 ID 1737:0079
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="1737", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0079", RUN+="/sbin/modprobe rt3572sta"
    Save and exit

    Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/rt3572sta.conf
    Code:
    gedit /etc/modprobe.d/rt3572sta.conf
    Add the following line:
    Code:
    install rt3572sta modprobe --ignore-install rt3572sta ; /bin/echo "1737 0079" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2870/new_id
    Save and exit

    7) Blacklist the rt2x00 modules:
    Code:
    gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Add the following lines at the end of the file:
    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    blacklist rt2870
    Save and exit

    exit from superuser to keep your machine safe
    Code:
    exit

    8) Reboot and plug in your WUSB600Nv2 adapter - hope to god it works


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For those who know what they are doing and just want a shortcut just copy & paste the following which will:
    -create 'build' folder in your home directory
    -download + unpack emory's driver package
    -rename it to WUSB600Nv2-2401 and cd into the new directory
    -clean, build and install the module for your kernel

    Code:
    mkdir ~/build
    cd ~/build
    wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/408165/+attachment/1649708/+files/RT3572-WUSB600Nv2-2.4.0.1-kernel-2.6.35.tgz
    gunzip RT3572-WUSB600Nv2-2.4.0.1-kernel-2.6.35.tgz
    tar xvf RT3572-WUSB600Nv2-2.4.0.1-kernel-2.6.35.tar
    mv -i 2010_0709_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.1/ WUSB600Nv2-2401
    cd WUSB600Nv2-2401/
    sudo su
    make clean
    find . -name "*.*o" | xargs rm
    make
    make install
    Now you just need to create the .rules and .conf files to auto load the module when you insert your adapter (see step 6 above) and blacklist the rt2x00 modules (see step 7 above)

    All credits go to emory for providing the pre-configured 2.4.0.1 driver and to joho500 for detailing the .rules and .conf files, and providing a full step by step guide.
    Last edited by fubofo; February 23rd, 2012 at 03:48 PM.

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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    thankyouthankyouthankyou

    An ubuntu N00b

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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    Just glad I could help from one noob to another

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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    A big thank you from me as well.
    I'm completely new to Linux/Ubuntu and am having fun learning the basics - and am impressed with the capabilities.
    I had the same problem with WUSB600N - and have searched the net for a couple of days to find a solution - and your very clear instructions made my day!
    (I believe, that many of us download the latest RALINK drivers - which then causes the problem)

    Thank you !
    Last edited by larsstanley; May 1st, 2012 at 09:13 PM.

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    Re: Another WUSB600Nv2 problem

    No problem guys. I'm just as much of a noob lol

    You would probably be surprised to see that I have had issues with WUSB600Nv2 working for about 2 years over different Ubuntu releases and multiple kernels.

    Thought it best to keep a record for future use and for others (in the spirit of Linux)

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