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Connection Problem

Postby beginner on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:53 am

I know this question might sound absurd but, do I need to do something with my drivers? I am always getting disconnected from my wifi ( disconnect, then connected again after 3 seconds) but that is nothing happening in my mom's laptop(windows). This kind of thing wasn't happening to me when I was in windows and I think my linux settings(or whatever you call it is busted. Help me please!
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Re: Connection Problem

Postby SiKing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:35 pm

This is absolutely "normal" behaviour for crappy Linux drivers.
BTW: the blame does not lie with the Linux or Open Source world, the blame is entirely with the WiFi hardware vendor not releasing either 1) decent drivers, or 2) documentation to their stuff so that someone out there would write a decent driver.
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Re: Connection Problem

Postby dwasifar on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:35 pm

beginner wrote:I know this question might sound absurd but, do I need to do something with my drivers? I am always getting disconnected from my wifi ( disconnect, then connected again after 3 seconds) but that is nothing happening in my mom's laptop(windows). This kind of thing wasn't happening to me when I was in windows and I think my linux settings(or whatever you call it is busted. Help me please!


For what it's worth I do not agree with the previous reply. In my experience flaky wireless is not "normal." Let's see if we can't get you some actual help now that the ranting's been taken care of.

Can you give us a little information about your wireless hardware? Do you happen to know what wireless chipset your machine has? If not, please open a terminal window, type in sudo lshw, and post the results here. Then we can start narrowing down the issue.
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Re: Connection Problem

Postby beginner on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:17 am

Thank you for replying. Someone told me in xchat that it may be because of my service providers and not with my computer settings or whatsoever. so here is what sudo lshw showed me.





description: Notebook
product: HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC (LV803PA#UUF)
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version: 0589110000252B00000310100
serial: 5CH1331TSQ
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 vsyscall32
configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook family=103C_5335KV G=N L=CON B=HP S=PAV sku=LV803PA#UUF uuid=3AE9AC5E-D433-35F2-021D-101F74134BB8
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 1611
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 0
version: 96.39
serial: PCCPA01HT1B1T5
slot: Base Board Chassis Location
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 0
version: F.12
date: 04/26/2011
size: 1MiB
capacity: 1984KiB
capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int9keyboard int10video acpi usb
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: a
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 2GiB
capacity: 2GiB
*-bank:0
description: SODIMM [empty]
physical id: 0
slot: DIMM1
*-bank:1
description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1066 MHz (0.9 ns)
product: M471B5773DH0-CH9
vendor: Samsung
physical id: 1
serial: 00218138
slot: DIMM2
size: 2GiB
width: 8 bits
clock: 1066MHz (0.9ns)
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: AMD E-350 Processor
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 11
bus info: cpu@0
version: AMD E-350 Processor
serial: NotSupport
slot: Socket FT1
size: 800MHz
capacity: 1600MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 100MHz
capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor ssse3 cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch ibs skinit wdt arat hw_pstate npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save pausefilter cpufreq
configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=2
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 12
slot: L1 Cache
size: 128KiB
capacity: 128KiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 13
slot: L2 Cache
size: 1MiB
capacity: 1MiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: Family 14h Processor Root Complex
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
resources: irq:41 memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:3000(size=256) memory:90200000-9023ffff
*-multimedia:0
description: Audio device
product: Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 1.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:42 memory:90244000-90247fff
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: Family 14h Processor Root Port
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:16 ioport:2000(size=4096) ioport:90000000(size=1048576)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 06
serial: 10:1f:74:13:4b:b8
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:40 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:90004000-90004fff memory:90000000-90003fff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: Family 14h Processor Root Port
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:17 memory:90100000-901fffff
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: RT5390 [802.11 b/g/n 1T1R G-band PCI Express Single Chip]
vendor: Ralink corp.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 00
serial: 94:39:e5:0b:ae:d6
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800pci driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=0.34 ip=192.168.1.33 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:17 memory:90100000-9010ffff
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
version: 40
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ahci latency=64
resources: irq:19 ioport:3118(size=8) ioport:3124(size=4) ioport:3110(size=8) ioport:3120(size=4) ioport:3100(size=16) memory:9024e000-9024e3ff
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:9024d000-9024dfff
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 12.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:17 memory:9024c000-9024c0ff
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 13
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:9024b000-9024bfff
*-usb:3
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 13.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:17 memory:9024a000-9024a0ff
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SBx00 SMBus Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 42
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0
resources: irq:0
*-multimedia:1
description: Audio device
product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
version: 40
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=64
resources: irq:16 memory:90240000-90243fff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
version: 40
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
version: 40
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
*-usb:4
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 16
bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:18 memory:90249000-90249fff
*-usb:5
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 16.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:16.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
resources: irq:17 memory:90248000-902480ff
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 43
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=k10temp
resources: irq:0
*-pci:5
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 105
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:6
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 106
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.5
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:7
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 107
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.6
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:8
description: Host bridge
product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 108
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.7
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-scsi
physical id: 1
logical name: scsi0
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: Hitachi HTS54755
vendor: Hitachi
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: JE3O
serial: J2150050C83WLC
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=4096 signature=000eaf78
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: fd3e2c99-f984-4862-a898-3997969bebcf
size: 464GiB
capacity: 464GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2013-01-18 18:08:48 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-01-23 14:59:30 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-01-23 14:59:30 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 1640MiB
capacity: 1640MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 1640MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-battery
description: Lithium Ion Battery
product: GB06055
vendor: 11-85
physical id: 1
slot: Primary
capacity: 55080mWh
configuration: voltage=10.8V
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Re: Connection Problem

Postby beginner on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:42 am

I searched in forums and found this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1645716 I wanted to try if this might just work but I get error 1 and error 2 in 'make'.someone told me that maybe the kernel does not support what i am about to compile. so are there any other suggestions for my original problem?
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Re: Connection Problem

Postby dwasifar on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:20 pm

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. But kudos for tackling the build-from-source process on your own.

I'm also sorry to see you have that Ralink wireless. Those cards have been a problem generally, not just for Linux users but for Windows users too.

Here is a download page for Linux drivers for the various Ralink products:

http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_download ... php?sn=501

You want the entry for RT539x. See if that gives you anything useful. If not, you might want to think about trying the Windows driver using ndiswrapper; I understand they did eventually fix the Windows driver. Here's a link to get you started with ndiswrapper if you want to try it. http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-ndis ... ant-howto/
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