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Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:59:52 am »
I asked a question on Ubuntu's launchpad in the following link:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/208994

And I got an answer from this forum. But I don't know what exactly to do. So I ask this question here again, with more details in the previous link.
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 10:16:56 am »
[EDIT]

IGNORE THIS POSTING, AND SEE MY NEXT POSTING BELOW.

[END EDIT]

Can you open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), then run these commands and post the output back here:
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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ifconfig
and
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iwconfig
and
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iwlist scanning
and
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rfkill list

Be aware .. the first command will prompt fro your password .. enter it and hit enter .. you won't see anything echoed to screen whilst you type your password (not even ******) but it is going in .. also be aware that command will take a frew seconds to complete.

and remember, Linux commands ARE case sensitive .. so that's a capital C in the first command.
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 11:21:08 am »
OK, ignore the above posting .. I got the vendor:device ID string from your launchpad posting :)

The Vendor:Device ID string for your wireless adapter is 1814:3290 which means it has an Ralink RT3290 chip .. so you need the rt3290sta drivers.

So enter these commands in sequence to download and install them (you will NEED to be connected to the internet with an ethernet cable whilst you do this), it may also be best to copy/paste the commands into the terminal:

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
wait for that command to finish and leave you back at an $ prompt, then run:
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cd ~
then:
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wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508.tar.gz
then:
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tar -xvf DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508.tar.gz
then:
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cd ~/DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508
then:
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sudo su
enter your password when prompted and hit enter (the prompt should change from $ to #), then:
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make
then when that finishes:
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make install
then:
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exit
then:
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sudo modprobe rt3290sta

Did your wireless spring to life ? .. if so, does it survive a reboot (ie. does wireless still work after a reboot) ?
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 12:00:38 pm »
Thank you very much. Problem solved.

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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 12:03:14 pm »
You're welcome :)

Can you pease edit your first posting in this thread, and change the "Subject" line to:-

Ralink wireless card does not work (SOLVED)

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 12:09:23 pm »
One more question. It does not survive after reboot. I think I can solve this problem by myself. Thanks.
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 12:38:36 pm »
Run this command:
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sudo gedit /etc/modules

add a NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:-

rt3290sta

SAVE the file .. and reboot to test.



Any driver modules listed in /etc/modules are automagically loaded at bootup :)

And thanks for marking the topic (SOLVED) :)
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 01:05:55 pm »
Run this command:
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sudo gedit /etc/modules

add a NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:-

rt3290sta

SAVE the file .. and reboot to test.



Any driver modules listed in /etc/modules are automagically loaded at bootup :)

And thanks for marking the topic (SOLVED) :)

Thanks, it works.

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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 01:07:44 pm »
You're welcome .. again ;)
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 01:36:39 am »
Hello I've follow your tutorial to install the driver and it work but every time I go on Firefox i get a kernel panic ? Can you help me please

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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 01:46:52 am »
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
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ping -c 5 google.com
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 02:00:08 am »
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PING google.com (74.125.228.34) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from iad23s06-in-f2.1e100.net (74.125.228.34): icmp_req=1 ttl=54 time=51.6 ms
64 bytes from iad23s06-in-f2.1e100.net (74.125.228.34): icmp_req=2 ttl=54 time=43.1 ms
64 bytes from iad23s06-in-f2.1e100.net (74.125.228.34): icmp_req=3 ttl=54 time=41.4 ms
64 bytes from iad23s06-in-f2.1e100.net (74.125.228.34): icmp_req=4 ttl=54 time=50.3 ms
64 bytes from iad23s06-in-f2.1e100.net (74.125.228.34): icmp_req=5 ttl=54 time=42.6 ms

--- google.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4006ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 41.470/45.864/51.661/4.268 ms

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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 02:02:25 am »
OK, so it doesn't appear to be a networking issue .. which distro/version are you running ?

Does it work with another browser ?
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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 02:10:41 am »
Ubuntu 12.10, The wierd thing is everything is working perfectly when I'm connect wired !

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Re: Ralink wireless card does not work [SOLVED]
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 02:16:07 am »
OK, is this a USB wireless adapter ?

Can you post he output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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ifconfig
and
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iwconfig
and
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iwlist scanning
and
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rfkill list
and
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lsusb
and
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lsmod
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