DISABLED Wireless Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090] not working on Asus EEE PC 1001HA in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Asked by Kieht Eames on 2010-05-25

I am a complete newbie trying to get ubuntu netbook (2.6.32-22 generic) to run on my Asus EEE PC 1001HA.

I have installed it correctly and all works well except the wireless!
The OS runs really well but I keep strangling the cat with my network cable.
I have searched the net and there are many suggestions but I don't understand them!!

I want to be able to point my mouse at a file and instal the drivers and be able to use my netbook. I realise this probably isn't going to happen but would be really grateful if someone could give me some idiot type instructions for the installation of the driver.

The wireless card is a ralink RT 3090 and I can find windows drivers but not the correct files to be added as a windows driver.

I would really like to make this work but brick wall head and collision are all words that come to mind. Sorry if I am stoopid but if I was really bright I wouldn't be writing this so you would have nothing to read!

MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE,

K

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2010-05-27

Can you please give the output of:

sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scan | head -n 15

Thanks

Hi,

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your wireless card, please follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from the https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu website in Firefox into the Linux Terminal. Do NOT copy-paste from the Email message into the Terminal, as that will only copy PART of the command. The command STARTS with the word sudo and ENDS with the word restart. So please copy-paste the ENTIRE command below from Firefox into a Terminal, press <enter>, then enter password when sudo asks for password, then press enter again.

Tip: If you have a wheel mouse or 3 button mouse you do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press the wheel or middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!

sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep irmware ; dmesg | grep ipw; dmesg | grep eth; dmesg | grep ath; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep wl; dmesg | grep witch; iwconfig; grep b43 /etc/modprobe.d/*; grep wl /etc/modprobe.d/*; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output) on this thread. The troubleshooters here need to see the full Terminal output from running the above command.

Regards,

Mark

"Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from the https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu website in Firefox into the Linux Terminal."

Am I missing something here ( i feel more stupid than ever) but the link only goes to a list of questions?

Sorry if I am being daft

Keith

We just need the output of:

sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep irmware ; dmesg | grep ipw; dmesg | grep eth; dmesg | grep ath; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep wl; dmesg | grep witch; iwconfig; grep b43 /etc/modprobe.d/*; grep wl /etc/modprobe.d/*; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Hope this means something to you!!!

  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt3090 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=RT2860 Wireless
       resources: irq:17 memory:fbff0000-fbffffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
       vendor: Atheros Communications
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: e0:cb:4e:45:67:cc
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.1-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.64 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:28 memory:f7fc0000-f7ffffff ioport:ec00(size=128)
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04 LTS"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c5] (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090]
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6335 Alcor Micro Corp. SD/MMC Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5108 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
=======================================================
                                system 1001HA
/0 bus 1005HA
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
/0/4/5 memory 24KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/4/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/18 memory 1GiB System Memory
/0/18/0 memory 1GiB DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1b multimedia N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 wlan0 network RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
/0/100/1c.3 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1c.3/0 eth0 network Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
/0/100/1d bus N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.7 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 160GB ST9160301AS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 72GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 72GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 5004MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 47MiB EFI (FAT-12/16/32) partition
/0/1 scsi4 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 512MB SCSI Disk
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sdb1 volume 488MiB Windows FAT volume
Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:27:30 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] AMI BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00ff780] ff780
[ 0.237823] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.295145] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
[ 0.414088] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 0.515428] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.516458] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.517211] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.518086] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.518852] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.710034] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.717484] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.819994] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.294356] usb-storage: device found at 3
[ 11.882455] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 12.797907] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 Camera (13d3:5108)
[ 0.193360] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\] (Node c08ce7dc), AE_NOT_FOUND
[ 17.430961] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 27.984055] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 0.710022] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.710034] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.193327] ACPI Error (dswload-0659): [USB0] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND
[ 0.284224] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 0.368638] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.373628] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.382319] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 13.933964] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x37
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 RT2860 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
          Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:-87 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
sudo: hwinfo: command not found
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.

Thanks
Keith

Just wondered if having the ethernet connected would make a difference so this is same without ethernet in,,,,,,

[sudo] password for keitheames:
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt3090 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=RT2860 Wireless
       resources: irq:17 memory:fbff0000-fbffffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
       vendor: Atheros Communications
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: e0:cb:4e:45:67:cc
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.1-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:28 memory:f7fc0000-f7ffffff ioport:ec00(size=128)
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04 LTS"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c5] (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090]
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6335 Alcor Micro Corp. SD/MMC Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5108 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
=======================================================
                                system 1001HA
/0 bus 1005HA
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz
/0/4/5 memory 24KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/4/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/18 memory 1GiB System Memory
/0/18/0 memory 1GiB DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1b multimedia N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 wlan0 network RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
/0/100/1c.3 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1c.3/0 eth0 network Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
/0/100/1d bus N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.7 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 160GB ST9160301AS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 72GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 72GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 5004MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 47MiB EFI (FAT-12/16/32) partition
/0/1 scsi4 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 512MB SCSI Disk
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sdb1 volume 488MiB Windows FAT volume
Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:27:30 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] AMI BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00ff780] ff780
[ 0.237823] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.295145] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
[ 0.414088] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 0.515428] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.516458] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.517211] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.518086] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.518852] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.710034] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.717484] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.819994] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.294356] usb-storage: device found at 3
[ 11.882455] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 12.797907] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 Camera (13d3:5108)
[ 0.193360] ACPI Error (psparse-0537): Method parse/execution failed [\] (Node c08ce7dc), AE_NOT_FOUND
[ 17.430961] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 27.984055] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 3378.611082] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Down
[ 3386.075637] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 3432.599409] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Down
[ 0.710022] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.710034] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.193327] ACPI Error (dswload-0659): [USB0] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND
[ 0.284224] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 0.368638] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.373628] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.382319] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 13.933964] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x37
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 RT2860 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
          Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:-87 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
sudo: hwinfo: command not found
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]
keitheames@ubuntu:~$

But I am sure you knew that!!!!

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #8

Lets see which driver is actually loaded and post the output:
lsmod

keitheames@ubuntu:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 3249 1
nls_cp437 4919 1
vfat 8901 1
fat 47767 1 vfat
binfmt_misc 6587 1
ppdev 5259 0
joydev 8708 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203168 1
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
snd_hda_intel 21877 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
i915 282354 4
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
uvcvideo 56990 0
psmouse 63245 0
drm 162471 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
soundcore 6620 1 snd
intel_agp 24177 2 i915
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
serio_raw 3978 0
atl1c 28083 0
video 17375 1 i915
rt3090sta 674216 0
agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
output 1871 1 video
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
usb_storage 39425 1
ahci 32008 1
keitheames@ubuntu:~$

Hope this helps.

keitheames@ubuntu:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 3249 1
nls_cp437 4919 1
vfat 8901 1
fat 47767 1 vfat
binfmt_misc 6587 1
ppdev 5259 0
joydev 8708 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203168 1
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
snd_hda_intel 21877 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
i915 282354 4
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
uvcvideo 56990 0
psmouse 63245 0
drm 162471 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
soundcore 6620 1 snd
intel_agp 24177 2 i915
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
serio_raw 3978 0
atl1c 28083 0
video 17375 1 i915
rt3090sta 674216 0
agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
output 1871 1 video
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
usb_storage 39425 1
ahci 32008 1
keitheames@ubuntu:~$

Hope this helps.

Please try the suggested workarounds in this bugreport:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/541620

Make sure to first read ALL the remarks in the report before trying anything.

I must be more stupid than I thought. Sorry people you have a real thickey here.

I do not understand the work around. What do I need to type in/download?

Sorry to be so stupid.

sudo -i mkdir -p /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/; touch /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat; service network-manager restart; exit

I simply searched the page for the word workaround, and there it was. This search of web pages isn't a linux thing, its just common sense.

The solution is always easy if you know the answer.

I presume I just type this into terminal do I?

Sorry to be thick but it is a whole new world to me. The first time I reflashed a phone I was terrified I would brick it now I am quite happy to do it for work collegues who are terrified to do it for themselves.

Thanks for your help.

Yeah just load up a terminal, copy the command and paste it to terminal

tried that, rebooted machine as well, as it made no noticable difference.

If I go to the network symble next to the battery and right click it shows Wired network disconnected as is the wireless.

If I left click all three options are enabled.

Now I really don't knnow what to do. BUY WINDOWS 7? Sorry!

All sorted thank you all very much.

It would be nice if you let us know how you got it solved.

Darren emailled me this
No problem Keith.

Just click this

https://launchpad.net/~markus-
tisoft/+archive/rt3090/+files/rt3090-dkms_2.3.1.3-0ubuntu0~ppa1_all.deb

and choose to open with the package installer then reboot.

AND HEY PRESTO ALL WORKING. Now I can start to learn how to use it properly.

Thanks again to all

ok thanks for the clarification!

 my Asus EEE PC 1000H

who can help me use wifi ?

I use Ubuntu netbook edition

nguyen, please create your own question