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Wireless USB Network Adapter Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. does not work in Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS

Asked by Richard Smith on 2012-03-23

I run Ubuntu 10.04.

I have a Linksys wifi adapter that runs fine and required minimal set up to get running.
I plugged it in, entered the password and it worked.

I have bought a faster Ralink wifi adapter and so far have had no success with it.
This came with a cd but I don't understand how to install the driver or whether I need to.

Can someone point me in the right direction.

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Richard Smith
Solved:
2012-06-06
Last query:
2012-06-06
Last reply:
2012-03-26
Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

In a terminal, please run the following and paste the results back here:
lspci -vnn -s $(lspci | fgrep -i network | cut -d" " -f1)
This will give us the hardware you are running.
Generally, the older ralink chips have a driver supplied in the staging area,
/lib/modules/2.6.32-39-generic/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2860/rt2860sta.ko
which works (but works better with wicd instead of network-manager because wicd
reconnects faster after dropouts). A config file may be missing -- /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat which is a part of the source download from the vendor -- Since the legal channels are set in that file, not sure how the device runs without it, but I think it might.
Since Ubuntu 11.04, the rt2900pci driver handles the older ralink chips, and the vendor driver is not needed except for newer chips. Check the blacklisted drivers in /etc/modules.d/* and make sure you only have either the ralink driver or the rt2800pci driver, not both.

Hi,

Please first connect your wired network adapter 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:

If you are using the Gnome interface, open the Terminal console via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

If you are using the Unity interface, the easiest way to open the Terminal is to use the 'search' function on the dash. Or you can click on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the installed section, and find it in that list of applications. A third way, available after you click on the 'More Apps' button, is to go to the search bar, and see that the far right end of it says 'All Applications'. You then click on that, and you'll see the full list. Then you can go to Accessories > Terminal after that.

So the methods in Unity are:
Dash > Search for Terminal
Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal
Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Terminal

Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure 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 lsmod. 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 apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; 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 | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'wpa|icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod

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.

Step 4: Please also specify the exact model and make of your newer wireless adapter (if known) on this thread.

Regards,

Mark

Richard Smith (richardasmith) said : #3

Thanks Ubfan, that solved my question.

Richard Smith (richardasmith) said : #4

Apologies Ubfan, this did not solve my problem.

Here is the output from the command you suggested.

There is clearly a problem with command.

richard@richard-desktop:~$ lspci -vnn -s $(lspci | fgrep -i network | cut -d" " -f1)
lspci: option requires an argument -- 's'
Usage: lspci [<switches>]

Basic display modes:
-mm Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format)
-t Show bus tree

Display options:
-v Be verbose (-vv for very verbose)
-k Show kernel drivers handling each device
-x Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space
-xxx Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only)
-xxxx Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only)
-b Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus)
-D Always show domain numbers

Resolving of device ID's to names:
-n Show numeric ID's
-nn Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers)
-q Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS
-qq As above, but re-query locally cached entries
-Q Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS

Selection of devices:
-s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]] Show only devices in selected slots
-d [<vendor>]:[<device>] Show only devices with specified ID's

Other options:
-i <file> Use specified ID database instead of /usr/share/misc/pci.ids.gz
-p <file> Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap
-M Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only)

PCI access options:
-A <method> Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list)
-O <par>=<val> Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list)
-G Enable PCI access debugging
-H <mode> Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2)
-F <file> Read PCI configuration dump from a given file
richard@richard-desktop:~$

One last time:

Hi,

Please first connect your wired network adapter 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:

If you are using the Gnome interface, open the Terminal console via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

If you are using the Unity interface, the easiest way to open the Terminal is to use the 'search' function on the dash. Or you can click on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the installed section, and find it in that list of applications. A third way, available after you click on the 'More Apps' button, is to go to the search bar, and see that the far right end of it says 'All Applications'. You then click on that, and you'll see the full list. Then you can go to Accessories > Terminal after that.

So the methods in Unity are:
Dash > Search for Terminal
Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal
Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Terminal

Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure 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 lsmod. 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 apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; 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 | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'wpa|icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod

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.

Step 4: Please also specify the exact model and make of your newer wireless adapter (if known) on this thread.

Regards,

Mark

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #6

Nothing wrong with the command, even a cut and paste from your email worked on my system. Try Mark's script, that'll give all the info we need. Possible issues with the command are 1) no cut command!!! unlikely, that is in coreutils and is always present, 2) running a non-bash shell (or older bash?), ...

Richard Smith (richardasmith) said : #7

richard@richard-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; 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 | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'wpa|icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for richard:
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  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Atheros Communications
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: 14:da:e9:6c:4a:cc
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.1-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.2 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:27 memory:febc0000-febfffff ioport:ec00(size=128)
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan1
       serial: 7c:dd:90:0a:db:bc
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan1 No scan results

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller [8086:2e30] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2e32] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c0] (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1063] (rev c0)
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 002: ID 1267:0210 Logic3 / SpectraVideo plc
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 18e3:9106 Fitipower Integrated Technology Inc
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
==========================================================
                                   system System Product Name
/0 bus P5G41T-M LX
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3400 @ 2.60GHz
/0/4/5 memory 64KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/4/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/27 memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/27/0 memory 2GiB DIMM Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
/0/27/1 memory DIMM [empty]
/0/1 processor
/0/1/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/1/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/100 bridge 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller
/0/100/2 display 4 Series Chipset 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 eth0 network AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet
/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 PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 6488MB FUJITSU MPC3064A
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 5867MiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 318MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 318MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/100/1f.1/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom disk CD5233E
/0/100/1f.2 storage N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller
/0/2 scsi4 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk SCSI Disk
/0/2/0.0.1 /dev/sdc disk SCSI Disk
/0/2/0.0.2 /dev/sdd disk SCSI Disk
/0/2/0.0.3 /dev/sde disk MS/MS-Pro
/0/2/0.0.3/0 /dev/sde disk
/1 wlan1 network Wireless interface
Linux richard-desktop 2.6.32-39-generic #86-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 13 21:47:32 UTC 2012 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
[ 0.198528] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.208349] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.208353] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.208377] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.216031] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 0.220966] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 17 devices
[ 0.277180] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 0.296173] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.296197] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.296463] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.296483] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.296663] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.296682] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.296849] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.296867] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.297032] usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.297051] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.342934] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.342939] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.345458] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.619854] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.703848] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 0.838165] usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.844301] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 0.844392] usb-storage: device found at 3
[ 0.844394] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 1.056019] usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.223515] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1.234550] usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
[ 1.249684] input: PS/2+USB Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input4
[ 1.249779] generic-usb 0003:1267:0210.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [PS/2+USB Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input0
[ 1.249800] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 1.249803] usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver
[ 5.824241] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 34.598946] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 36.348379] No ACPI video bus found
[ 36.469823] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 36.979203] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 58.044084] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 58.044295] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 58.322968] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Down
[ 59.874520] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 68.776010] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 298.740027] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[ 298.889923] usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 299.352110] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::radio
[ 299.352139] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::assoc
[ 299.352167] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::quality
[ 299.352670] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
[ 299.437243] rt2870sta: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 299.448087] rtusb init --->
[ 299.448159] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
[ 299.518410] udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan1
[ 299.520430] rt2800usb 1-6:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
[ 299.778982] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
 Release Date: 05/16/2011
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: System manufacturer
 Product Name: System Product Name
 Serial Number: System Serial Number
 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
 Product Name: P5G41T-M LX
 Serial Number: MT7016054617742
 Manufacturer: Chassis Manufacture
 Serial Number: Chassis Serial Number
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
 Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible
 Manufacturer: Manufacturer0
 Serial Number: SerNum0
 Manufacturer: Manufacturer1
 Serial Number: SerNum1
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan1 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=15 dBm
          Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on

install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
23: PCI 100.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1969_1063
  Unique ID: rBUF.lmHJaKV+eqB
  Parent ID: qTvu.4chw4Z9dkyF
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:01:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Attansic Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x1969 "Attansic Technology Corp."
  Device: pci 0x1063
  SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0x83fe
  Revision: 0xc0
  Driver: "atl1c"
  Driver Modules: "atl1c"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xfebc0000-0xfebfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xec00-0xec7f (rw)
  IRQ: 27 (4200 events)
  HW Address: 14:da:e9:6c:4a:cc
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001969d00001063sv00001043sd000083FEbc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: atl1c is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe atl1c"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)

49: USB 00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at usb.122]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_148f_3070_1_0_if0
  Unique ID: MtLc.i+8+cNT5FUE
  Parent ID: k4bc.9T1GDCLyFd9
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 1-6:1.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Ralink 802.11 n WLAN"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x148f "Ralink Technology, Corp."
  Device: usb 0x3070 "802.11 n WLAN"
  Revision: "1.01"
  Serial ID: "1.0"
  Driver: "rt2800usb"
  Driver Modules: "rt2800usb"
  Device File: wlan1
  Features: WLAN
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  HW Address: 7c:dd:90:0a:db:bc
  Link detected: no
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 2.484
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "usb:v148Fp3070d0101dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFF"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: rt2800usb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe rt2800usb"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: rt2870sta is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe rt2870sta"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #42 (Hub)
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See http://procps.sf.net/faq.html
root 763 0.0 0.1 18896 4012 ? Ssl 22:10 0:00 NetworkManager
root 796 0.0 0.1 4836 2280 ? S 22:10 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -s
root 1541 0.0 0.0 2232 1008 ? S 22:11 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient-ce805871-75f5-4511-b920-369c81d06412-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
richard 1929 0.0 0.0 3324 872 pts/0 S+ 22:20 0:00 egrep --color=auto wpa|icd|etwork
Module Size Used by
joydev 8740 0
rt2870sta 461811 0
arc4 1153 2
rt2800usb 31531 0
rt2x00usb 9639 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 27573 2 rt2800usb,rt2x00usb
led_class 2864 1 rt2x00lib
mac80211 205434 2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211 126528 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
crc_ccitt 1339 1 rt2800usb
binfmt_misc 6587 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203472 1
snd_hda_intel 22069 0
snd_hda_codec 74297 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 70694 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26722 0
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 1999 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
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 19130 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i915 289683 2
drm_kms_helper 29329 1 i915
snd 54244 12 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
drm 163779 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
soundcore 6620 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
video 17375 1 i915
output 1871 1 video
intel_agp 24375 2 i915
agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
ppdev 5259 0
atl1c 27955 0
parport_pc 25962 1
asus_atk0110 9017 0
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 36110 0
hid 67288 1 usbhid
usb_storage 40033 0
richard@richard-desktop:~$

First you need to blacklist the rt2800usb driver using this Terminal command:

echo blacklist rt2800usb | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

This blacklisting of the rt2800usb driver is recommended here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/460323

Then reboot and retest wireless. If it is not working yet, then try installing the newest rt3070 drivers using this link:

https://launchpad.net/~logari81/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=lucid

Then reboot and retest wireless. If that does not help, then try installing the newest version of the package "linux-firmware" as suggested here by Martin Pitt:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+source/linux/+bug/580926

"Martin Pitt wrote on 2010-06-09: #10
Accepted linux-firmware into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!"

If all those steps still do not help, then change wireless encryption from WPA (or WPA2) to WEP encryption, as suggested here

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/460323/comments/35

Then retest wireless.

Source: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/114346

Richard Smith (richardasmith) said : #9

Hi,

I have blacklisted the driver and that hasn't worked.

I am trying to install the new driver with some difficulty.

Note, I can see my wireless modem on network connections,
and it says it is connected, however Firefox can't talk to it.

Regards, Richard.

Richard Smith (richardasmith) said : #10

Installed 12.04 LTS which has solve the problem.