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    Ralink RT2501/RT2573: Can't get wireless to work

    Hello everyone!

    I recently installed Ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS. However i can not for the life of me get the wireless internet connection to work.
    I might add that I am a complete noob when it comes to Ubuntu.
    The usb-wireless thingy I'm usin connects just fine in windows 7, so its not a hardware related problem.
    I am also fairly certain that the correct driver is installed.

    I have no idea what to type in the different fields in the Network Connections window.


    Network Connections window:
    http://i.imgur.com/Z9OHuKq.png
    http://i.imgur.com/6FEG9rb.png
    http://i.imgur.com/YC9c7Yw.png
    http://i.imgur.com/KUvfLql.png

    ifconfig, iwconfig
    http://i.imgur.com/fsxCjHh.png
    http://i.imgur.com/qv17sh3.png
    http://i.imgur.com/TxUU553.png

    Can anyone help?
    Last edited by wildmanne39; February 2nd, 2014 at 01:54 AM. Reason: Removed very large images

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    When you click on the Connections menu top right of your screen, do you see your router? By your description, i am not sure if your usb-wireless thingy is a dongle that supports wireless connection, or one of those USB devices you plug into a Desktop to connect to a wireless connection. Can you please be speciefic?
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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    It says CNet Wireless-G Long Range USB Adapter? It
    It connects to the usb-port and connects to the internet
    Yes I do see the router.
    When I try to connect to it nothing happens and after i while it requests the password again :/
    Last edited by audun2; February 1st, 2014 at 08:42 PM.

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    This is what it looks like

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    Sounds like you wrote the password wrong first time round. In the Network tab(the top right of your screen), click on "Edit connections". From there, navigate to the wireless tab. Your router should be listed, select it and click Edit. It will open a new window, from which you go to the "Wireless Security" tab. Click "Show password", and check if you wrote it right. Gotta go to bed now, will check again tomorrow
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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    Please use thumbnails or url's when posting images because many people have slow internet connections and cannot load pages with large images.
    Thanks

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    Hi, copy and paste this command in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) please:
    Code:
     wget -N -t 5 -T 10 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    It will download a script and create a file named (wireless-info.txt, or wireless-info.txt.tar.gz) in your home folder with wireless information so we can see the condition of your wireless at this time and the Mac address, WPA key and WEP key are removed for your security, then reply back, click on the paper clip and attach the wireless-info.tar.gz file as a zip file.

    If you do not have ethernet either then follow the directions at this link for running the script without internet.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12350385
    Thanks

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    Here's the contents of the wireless-info.txt

    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    
    Linux spaken-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M 3.8.0-29-generic #42~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 14 16:19:23 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
    Release:    12.04
    Codename:    precise
    
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-EP45-DS5 Motherboard [1458:e000]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0781:5575 SanDisk Corp. 
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 093a:2521 Pixart Imaging, Inc. 
    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
    
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
              
    
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    
    rt73usb                31676  0 
    crc_itu_t              12707  1 rt73usb
    rt2x00usb              20779  1 rt73usb
    rt2x00lib              55503  2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
    mac80211              630977  2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
    cfg80211              525244  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    
    State: disconnected
    
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rt73usb
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
    
      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:        <MAC address removed>
    
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    
    
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    
    
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    
    no-auto-default=<MAC address removed>,
    
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    
    
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    
    ***** modinfo *****
    
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.ko
    license:        GPL
    firmware:       rt73.bin
    description:    Ralink RT73 USB Wireless LAN driver.
    version:        2.3.0
    author:         http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
    srcversion:     246FEEC23EA0D5DB663C1D3
    alias:          usb:v0586p3415d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0CDEp001Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v7167p3840d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v2019pAB50d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v2019pAB01d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0471p200Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v6933p5001d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0769p31F3d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p9712d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p90ACd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p002Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p0027d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0DF6p0024d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
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    alias:          usb:v050Dp705Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v050Dp7050d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0B05p1724d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0B05p1723d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v1690p0722d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v18C5p0002d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v0EB0p9021d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v148Fp9021d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v14B2p3C10d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v07B8pB21Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v07B8pB21Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v07B8pB21Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v07B8pB21Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    alias:          usb:v07B8pB21Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    depends:        rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,crc-itu-t
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption. (bool)
    
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00usb.ko
    license:        GPL
    description:    rt2x00 usb library
    version:        2.3.0
    author:         http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
    srcversion:     B2734411C831D4AF35167D6
    depends:        rt2x00lib,mac80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00lib.ko
    license:        GPL
    description:    rt2x00 library
    version:        2.3.0
    author:         http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
    srcversion:     F3B7F97865D53E7B0E71194
    depends:        mac80211,cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-29-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    
    
    
    
    ***** udev rules *****
    
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/0000:03:00.0 (r8169)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    
    # USB device 0x148f:0x2573 (usb)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    
    [  334.193860] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [  382.263788] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    
    
    ****************** done ******************

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    Hi please copy and paste for accuracy all commands one line at a time:

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/pm/power.d/wireless
    (this will create or edit a configuration file that will override the default power management behavior) and enter the following:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 power off
    above exit0, then save gedit, close.

    Then:
    Code:
    echo "options rt73usb nohwcrypt=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rt73usb.conf
    sudo modprobe -rfv rt73usb
    sudo modprobe -v rt73usb
    Reboot
    Does it connect now?
    Thanks

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    Re: Can't get wireless to work

    It didn't work :/

    But now I see this in the taskbar:
    https://i.imgur.com/ILOBbZy.png
    Last edited by audun2; February 4th, 2014 at 11:08 PM.

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