I've been experiencing wireless problems with my linksys wireless dongle for over a month now with hardy and as im beginning to nail down the specifics i've encountered another problem.

Im not sure if this is a bug in hardy or if there is a solution around it, but when I blacklist rt2500usb wlan0 disappears from iwconfig. I've attempted to manually input the connection information through network manager but that doesnt help either. So basically my wireless device disappears when I blacklist the native driver. Incidentally though when I run lsusb Ubuntu still picks up the dongle.

Please help someone, or give me a tried and proven method that will allow me to use the linksys wusb54gv4 in hardy without speeds slower than 10kb/s.