RT2860 wireless card not working in Ubuntu 8.10

Asked by avalon on 2009-02-28

Wireless enabled but does not find wireless connections

I have the LG R40S laptop. The wireless is enabled but it keeps sayin its disconnected and does not show any wireless connections.
I ran a suggested command in the terminal and it outputed UNCLAIMED. Can someone help me?
I have a 802.11 wireless lan card

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Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2009-03-15
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2009-03-15
Last reply:
2009-03-15
Lee Colling (sava8420) said : #1

Open a terminal by pressing alt+F2 and typing gnome-terminal. Once in terminal type:

sudo lshw -C network

It will ask you for your password, type it in and don't worry about it not appearing as you type, it shouldn't. Hit enter, then post the results of that and will be better able to help you.

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #2

Thanks alot for helping me

*-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:e0:91:38:89:67
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.22 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no module=sky2 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: RaLink
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: pan0
       serial: 76:8d:59:10:c7:b0
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #3

wait sorry .... i had to connect using my ethernet cable to get internet connection ... this is the one without wireless

  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:e0:91:38:89:67
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.22 duplex=full firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no module=sky2 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: RaLink
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: pan0
       serial: ba:f6:bf:5d:15:9d
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

Lee Colling (sava8420) said : #4

Alright you see the *-network UNCLAIMED? That is where your wireless should be listed but you do not have the drivers needed for your card as of yet. Ok so first off we're gonna need to know the make and model of wireless card that you are trying to use. Post the results of the following two commands in a terminal:
lspci
lsusb

Unless you can identify the hardware visually then just tell the Make, exact model no., version numbers if applicable.

Hi,

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using a LAN cable.

Then please follow this procedure:

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

Step 2: Run the following commands (copy-paste each line below to the Terminal then hit <enter> after each line)

sudo iwlist scanning
nm-tool
iwconfig
ifconfig
sudo lshw -C network
lspci -nn
lsusb
uname -a
dmesg | grep ound
dmesg | grep witch

Step 3: Post results (cut/paste terminal output from each command) here

Regards,

Mark

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #6

avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ sudo iwlist scanning
[sudo] password for avalon:
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: disconnected

- Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type: Wired
  Driver: sky2
  State: unavailable
  Default: no
  HW Address: 00:E0:91:38:89:67

  Capabilities:
    Supported: yes
    Carrier Detect: yes
    Speed: 100 Mb/s

  Wired Settings

avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:e0:91:38:89:67
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:576 Metric:1
          RX packets:8583 errors:0 dropped:139 overruns:0 frame:139
          TX packets:7601 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4269623 (4.2 MB) TX bytes:702446 (702.4 KB)
          Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:246 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:246 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:15408 (15.4 KB) TX bytes:15408 (15.4 KB)

avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ lpsci -nm
bash: lpsci: command not found
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ lspci -nm
00:00.0 "0600" "1002" "7930" "1854" "0123"
00:01.0 "0604" "1002" "7932" "" ""
00:04.0 "0604" "1002" "7934" "" ""
00:06.0 "0604" "1002" "7936" "" ""
00:07.0 "0604" "1002" "7937" "" ""
00:12.0 "0106" "1002" "4380" -p01 "1854" "0123"
00:13.0 "0c03" "1002" "4387" -p10 "1854" "0123"
00:13.1 "0c03" "1002" "4388" -p10 "1854" "0123"
00:13.2 "0c03" "1002" "4389" -p10 "1854" "0123"
00:13.3 "0c03" "1002" "438a" -p10 "1854" "0123"
00:13.4 "0c03" "1002" "438b" -p10 "1854" "0123"
00:13.5 "0c03" "1002" "4386" -p20 "1854" "0123"
00:14.0 "0c05" "1002" "4385" -r14 "1854" "0123"
00:14.1 "0101" "1002" "438c" -p8a "1854" "0123"
00:14.2 "0403" "1002" "4383" "1854" "0123"
00:14.3 "0601" "1002" "438d" "1854" "0123"
00:14.4 "0604" "1002" "4384" -p01 "" ""
01:05.0 "0300" "1002" "7942" "1854" "0123"
02:00.0 "0200" "11ab" "4353" -r15 "1854" "0123"
08:00.0 "0280" "1814" "0781" "1814" "2790"
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ luusb
bash: luusb: command not found
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ lsusb
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
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 0c45:62c0 Microdia Pavilion Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ uname -a
Linux LG-Avalon 2.6.27-7-generic #1 SMP Fri Oct 24 06:42:44 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ dmesg | grep ound
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f7ec0] 000f7ec0
[ 0.708031] ..... (found apic 0 pin 0) ...
[ 0.921301] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
[ 2.372684] pcieport-driver 0000:00:04.0: found MSI capability
[ 2.373049] pcieport-driver 0000:00:06.0: found MSI capability
[ 2.373400] pcieport-driver 0000:00:07.0: found MSI capability
[ 2.728310] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 2.806522] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 3.869986] No dock devices found.
[ 3.972316] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 5.964304] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 6.125244] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 6.284234] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 6.444241] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 6.709235] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 17.434835] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device LG Webcam (0c45:62c0)
[ 20.082077] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 23.642132] apm: BIOS not found.
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ dmesg | grep witch
[ 0.864084] ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
[ 0.932044] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
[ 0.932897] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 1
[ 15.057251] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input4
[ 15.057383] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
[ 783.613457] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 783.624088] SMP alternatives: switching to SMP code
[ 783.720024] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 1
[ 785.165362] ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:e0:91:38:89:67
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.22 duplex=full firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no module=sky2 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: RaLink
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: pan0
       serial: ba:f6:bf:5d:15:9d
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #7

sorry the place i am in now doesnt have an ethernet cable option

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #8

sorry the place i am in now doesnt have an ethernet cable option

Hi,

Please copy-paste output of following command in order to avoid typing mistakes:

lspci -nn

So it is lspci -nn and not lspci -nm

Regards,

Mark

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #10

Sorry about the typo there.

avalon@LG-Avalon:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 7930 Host Bridge [1002:7930]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS7932 PCI Bridge [1002:7932]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:7934]
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS7936 PCI Bridge [1002:7936]
00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:7937]
00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389]
00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a]
00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b]
00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c]
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 1250 [1002:7942]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4353] (rev 15)
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink Device [1814:0781]

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #11

can anyone help me out

Hi,

Please try this installation procedure:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linux/+bug/210725/comments/152

- Download rt2860-source_1.8.0.0-3_all.deb from http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/rt2860-source/download

wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/r/rt2860-source/rt2860-source_1.8.0.0-3_all.deb

- install source .deb:

sudo dpkg -i rt2860-source_1.8.0.0-3_all.deb

- compile
sudo aptitude install debhelper module-assistant
sudo module-assistant auto-install rt2860

- install the module
sudo modprobe rt2860sta
this should activate the new wireless interface without reboot

- to load the module automatically on each reboot, add rt2860sta to /etc/modules

sudo gedit /etc/modules

- add the following line to the end of the /etc/modules file:
rt2860sta

- reboot and retest wireless

- if that does not work, you should consider upgrading to Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04 alpha) Alpha 5, which should support your RT2860 wireless card out of the box.

Download location here:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/jaunty/alpha-5/jaunty-desktop-i386.iso

Regards,

Mark

Hi Avalon,

If this issue is now solved, please set this thread to solved.

Thanks,

Regards,

Mark

avalon (friendlyavi) said : #14

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

Sourav (sourav-r-mohanty) said : #15

Hi,

Try using package named b43 , find it in adept-manager or synaptic .

regards,
Sourav mohanty

andre (andrew-dorrell) said : #16

FWIW I found that in Ubuntu 8.10 the firmware for the 2860 was not in /lib/firmware. Once I downloaded the firmware from ralink and copied it to this folder my wireless started working automagically. Seems like somebody forgot something