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    Re: wifi trouble

    well im back on my win7 comp. it was sure fun on ubuntu,,,while it lasted!!
    its fast when it works,but erratic,dont know what to expect.so im done for now.

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    Re: wifi trouble

    Hi, when you do a sudo command it asks for your password
    when you type it in, it does not echo back what you type.
    if the password was not correct, it would have said so.
    did you do the commands i sent last post when you connected?
    as in...
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rt2800usb nohwcrypt=1
      sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    and
    Code:
    sudo su
    echo rt28000usb >> /etc/modules
    exit
    sounds like its working to me,please make sure
    you do these commands.
    thanks
    Last edited by Hadaka; March 7th, 2013 at 07:20 AM.
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    Re: wifi trouble

    ok , i got cut off before i could finish them. ill try now.

    thanks again.
    ill be back later

    all worked but got disconnected part way thru upgrade.system suggested try--fix-missing but that was not recognized.
    i keep getting prompted to giv password for network,it interupts me when trying to type in sudo stuff.
    im on win7 now since ubuntu is off line again,cant keep on.
    when it decides to work its good but not steady.
    when off i just leave,go back and it might connect.
    btw when it did update,a lot of stuff came in. i had hope that would help,alas.
    so tomorrow,,,i try more.

    oh no, 2 am, still up...
    ubu is working again
    looking thru help file, cant make much sense of this new stuff,,yet

    now gone


    btw,kind of neat that i can come here on win and finish/edit a post from ubuntu comp! but i want out of win


    edit, 9:50 am, connected, no internet.
    also,how do i delete un neened nets in the area that show up and clutter up the mess i already have?
    Last edited by eyeneedhelp; March 7th, 2013 at 04:43 PM.

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    Re: wifi trouble

    Hi, please do these commands to hopefully keep you
    connected.
    **Important..read carefully before you save the edit

    open a terminal ctrl/alt/t and enter...
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/rt2800usb.conf
    at this point the gedit editor will come up.
    ** there can be NO typos with this,please check
    that it is correct BEFORE you click save.
    Enter this One line..
    Code:
    options rt2800usb nohwcrypt=1
    save and close gedit.
    then boot the machine.
    *IF it does not connect enter this command..
    Code:
    sudo su
    echo rt2800usb >> /etc/modules
    exit
    modprobe rt2800usb
    and also check it is correctly entered before
    hitting enter.
    thanks.
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    Re: wifi trouble

    Ok thanks,i just got home and i will need to hand write this as i have no connection but here on win7.

    i am curious about the disc data i have with the usb unit.what is the realtek 8187l linux that shows up with the linux stuff?

    i really wonder just what someone starting out fresh with a new install of ubuntu and the usb stuff i bought would go about using it?
    surely it could be used by someone not deep into the coding of linux,? or ?

    i asked the man i bought it from,who said he uses it,and have no answer so far.

    do i assume correctly that you and others on the forum are way beyond the level of casual computer users who do email and a little surfing?

    at this point i am a lot deeper than i really want to be in linux. as i mentioned, i paid my dues and enjoyed the depth of working inside the cbm and ibm hdwe and sw and interfacing,,,but no more!!

    so if this doesnt produce workable results,im going to thank you all once more and bail out and scrap it all and chock it up to another life lesson!

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    Re: wifi trouble

    Hi, the 8187 l is the chipset in the wifi unit, you dont have that
    you have the 5370. So this means widemac uses differnt chips
    for the same unit,which is not uncommon. The biggest reason
    this has been difficult is because you have zero internet connection
    with your linux machine. Once this is up and running,it can do
    pretty much anything a windows machine can,and more. Right now
    its frustrating to you because you are just learning. I would guess
    you did the same when you were learning windows. Hang in there
    you are almost there.
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    Re: wifi trouble

    geting errors,,etc is ?

    i typed exactly, stuck in next room trying a third time

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    Re: wifi trouble

    Hi, it's /etc backslash etc

    why dont you carry the windows laptop into the room
    with the ubuntu machine???
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    Re: wifi trouble

    editor reports "etc" is a dir and cancel is my option
    i think its a forward slash,but regardless i get an error and cant continue
    Last edited by eyeneedhelp; March 8th, 2013 at 03:36 AM.

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    Re: wifi trouble

    hi, that command i gave you is correct
    you really need to enter it correctly for it
    to work. here is the command again..
    mind the spelling and spacing..
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/rt2800usb.conf
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