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    problems with Asus USB-N13 on Ubuntu 11.10

    I got the Asus USB-n13 to work on my 10.4 installation by adding the command:

    blacklist rt2800usb

    to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    in su mode.


    I'm trying to upgrade my system to a more modern version of Ubuntu, so I went through the upgrade process from 10.4 to 11.10.

    Now I see the same failure I saw with 10.4. The Wireless USB stick isn't powered up, and can't be used to connect to my wireless network.

    lsmod doesn't show any rt2/rt3 devices.

    lsusb shows an ID of 0b05:1784 for the ASUS Wireless adapter:

    gavin@matango:~$ lsmod | grep -e rt2 -e rt3
    gavin@matango:~$ lsusb
    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:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 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
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:1784 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter [Ralink RT2870]
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0557:8021 ATEN International Co., Ltd
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0557:2213 ATEN International Co., Ltd CS682 2-Port USB 2.0 DVI KVM Switch


    I tried adding additional devices to the blacklist:


    gavin@matango:~$ tail /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    # EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
    # from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
    # continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
    # really needed.
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    blacklist rt2800usb


    blacklist rt2x00lib
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2870sta
    gavin@matango:~$

    and added rt3070sta to /etc/modules

    but I still see the same problem after restarting the system.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could try?

    Regards,
    Gavin

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    Re: problems with Asus USB-N13 on Ubuntu 11.10

    First of all, If you are upgrading, why not upgrade to the later long term support version 12.04 LTS or, even better, the latest version 13.10? There has been a lot of progress made in drivers in two years!

    Second, you blacklisted any, every and all possible candidates for a driver for your device! We are not surprised that it doesn't work! Third, unless you compiled it yourself, rt3070sta doesn't exist in 11.10; check:
    Code:
    modinfo rt3070sta
    It probably says:
    chili@Think410:~$ modinfo rt3070sta
    ERROR: Module rt3070sta not found.
    I suggest you upgrade and use rt2800usb.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D.

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    Re: problems with Asus USB-N13 on Ubuntu 11.10

    Chilli555:

    Thanks so much for your quick response!

    I blacklisted the set of drivers based on a response to a posting for a similar problem that someone else had.

    I followed your good advice and upgraded Ubuntu from 11.10 to 13.10.

    I can now see the Wireless USB stick get powered up, and join my home wireless network.

    Thanks again!

    Gavin

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    Re: problems with Asus USB-N13 on Ubuntu 11.10

    Awesome! Glad it's working.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D.

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