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    Angry Asus USB-N13 Freezes system on 12.10

    Hi! I recently bought the Asus USB-N13 [ralink 3072] because I read online that it does support linux.

    When I got the USB plugged it in my Ubuntu 12.10. The system automatically recognizes it and I was able to connect to my 802.1 G WPA 2 network with no problem.

    But I noticed really slow speed in the network. And what I realized after testing its speed is that:

    1. The dongle gives me full speed after plugging it in. But after about 5 minutes. The speed drops to only half of the full speed.
    2. Every time I unplug and plug the dongle back in, it always give me full speed in the beginning, and then slows down afterwards.

    So then I googled about the speed problem with this dongle and apparently found a lot of others having the speed problem like me.
    So following this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1986354
    I downloaded the latest driver from Ralink's website. http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_supp...ort.php?sn=501 and downloaded the exact same file that other link showed me.

    I also followed the instruction of the 3rd reply on the OP. After restarting, the system detects the network just fine and connected just fine. I also see a big increase in signal compare to the old driver, but after about 5-6 seconds, the system freezes and becomes unresponsive. I cannot even ctrl+alt+f1 or REISUB. The only way was to force power off and turn the PC back on.

    I tried this 3 times over and over again and the system alwasy lock up after 5-6 seconds.

    The system only lock up AFTER I am connected to a network. If there is no network for it to connect to, the system doesnt hang even when the dongle is plugged in.

    I had to use my HTC Sensation XL phone to tether to the computer to get Internet. Interestingly, I realized that while I am connected to the HTC AND connecting to a wireless network, the system doesn't lock up.

    So I only guess is that the system only locks up once it is using the internet from the N13 dongle.

    This is my lsusb:

    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bb4:0ffe HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.) Desire HD (modem mode)
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter (rev. A1) [Ralink RT3072]
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0461:4d64 Primax Electronics, Ltd 
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 047b:0011 Silitek Corp. SK-1688U Keyboard
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    uname -r

    Code:
    3.5.0-19-generic
    Code:
    lsmod | grep rt2870sta
    returns nothing

    iwconfig

    Code:
    usb0      no wireless extensions.
    
    ra0       Ralink STA  ESSID:"DmitriLC"  Nickname:"RT2870STA"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: B8:E6:25:BA:21:F9   
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Link Quality=97/100  Signal level:-68 dBm  Noise level:-80 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    ifconfig


    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:30:67:cb:90:c1  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:2417 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:2417 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:262222 (262.2 KB)  TX bytes:262222 (262.2 KB)
    
    ra0       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f4:6d:04:b1:64:2e  
              inet addr:192.168.1.65  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::f66d:4ff:feb1:642e/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:4799074 (4.7 MB)  TX bytes:850354 (850.3 KB)
    
    usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 6e:08:8a:86:36:2d  
              inet addr:192.168.42.123  Bcast:192.168.42.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::6c08:8aff:fe86:362d/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:48833 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2
              TX packets:32902 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:63767840 (63.7 MB)  TX bytes:5038089 (5.0 MB)
    modinfo rt5370sta

    Code:
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.5.0-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt5370sta.ko
    version:        2.5.0.3
    license:        GPL
    description:    RT2870 Wireless Lan Linux Driver
    author:         Paul Lin <paul_lin@ralinktech.com>
    srcversion:     B5F68EDB8F10C7E19E04080
    alias:          usb:v043Ep7A22d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v043Ep7A12d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v2001p3C1Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v2001p3C1Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v2001p3C19d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v2001p3C15d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v13D3p3329d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v13D3p3365d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp5372d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp5370d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p0050d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp3370d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1EDAp2012d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0586p343Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0586p341Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0586p341Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0789p0166d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07FAp7712d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v13D3p3321d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v13D3p3307d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v083ApA703d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v5A57p0282d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p821Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p3821d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p822Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p871Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p3871d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p3822d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p6899d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p870Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p3870d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p899Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v203Dp14A9d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0B05p1784d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v20B8p8888d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v203Dp1480d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v04BBp0948d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v04BBp0947d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v04BBp0945d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v5A57p0283d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v5A57p5257d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1D4Dp0011d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1D4Dp000Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1D4Dp000Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07D1p3C17d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07D1p3C16d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07D1p3C0Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07D1p3C0Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07D1p3C0Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07D1p3C0Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1EDAp2310d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1A32p0304d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v7392p4085d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v7392p7711d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07B8p3072d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07B8p3071d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v07B8p3070d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v2019p5201d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v2019pAB25d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1044p800Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v13D3p3305d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v13D3p3273d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1740p9709d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1740p9708d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1740p9707d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1740p9706d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1740p9705d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v1740p9703d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v083ApA702d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v083ApA701d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v083Ap7511d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v18C5p0012d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v14B2p3C12d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p005Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p0047d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p0048d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p0042d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p003Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p822Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p871Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p822Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p871Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v0DB0p3820d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp3072d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp3071d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp3070d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    depends:        
    vermagic:       3.5.0-19-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           mac:rt28xx: wireless mac addr (charp)
    lsmod | grep rt5370

    Code:
    rt5370sta             805498  1
    None of the commands I used with rt2870 returns anything, but I recognized that in etc/wireless there is a folder called RT2870STA

    I have added the following to etc/wireless/blacklist.conf

    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2800lib
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    blacklist 8192cu
    blacklist rtl8192cu
    I think I am just so close to make this dongle work properly. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Re: Asus USB-N13 Freezes system on 12.10

    Hello, are you by any chance running on x86_64? Since I've noticed the ralink drivers only work on 32 bit systems, not 64 bit.

  3. #3
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    Re: Asus USB-N13 Freezes system on 12.10

    Hi i have a 32bit 12.10 system. Im looking for a usb wifi adapter for Ubuntu and wondering if this one would work?

    Thanks,
    tahdas

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