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ID 148f:2573, Ralink RT2501 Wireless USB, RT73. Problem.

Postby Dredge on Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Hi. I've recently installed for the first time Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 32 bit. When installing this OS from an usb I was connected to the internet by an ethernet cable, after installing and booting I ran update manager, then I tried to use my ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless USB Adapter. Using Network Manager Applet I tried to log into my wpa2 wireless connection, which I'd got many troubles to connect. At first, it randomly "tried" to connect poping up messages like "WirelessNetwork Disconnected" and then loading wireless connections and then disconnecting again, then my connection went out from the applet and it just stopped and did nothing. After looking in every forum on the net, I found no answer. I tried blacklisting, reinstalling the driver (which I couldn't and didn't, cause the rt73 driver doesn't build in newer kernels), and other things I don't remember which didn't worked out. After that, I just unplugged the usb and plugged it into another usb port, and after some time passed it randomly worked and connected to my connection, badly it didn't last. After 5 minutes it just poped that "Wireless Network Disconnected" and stopped working. It seems I can get it to work sometimes by plugging and unplugging it, but it keeps not working properly.

OS: Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 32 bit.
Kernel: 3.2.0-23
Adapter: 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless USB Adapter
Driver Installed: rt73usb
Wireless Encryption: WPA2


I don't know what's wrong on this, my other devices are runing cool n smooth. I've searched for an anwser not only on this forum but on the wide web, and it seems I can't get a fixing answer. Help is much appreciated. Thanks.


sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan5     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
         
eth0      no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:90:00:12:41 
          inet addr:192.168.137.116  Bcast:192.168.137.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21e:90ff:fe00:1241/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:6369 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6595 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:5339765 (5.3 MB)  TX bytes:897997 (897.9 KB)
          Interrupt:43 Base address:0x2000

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:929 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:929 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:87053 (87.0 KB)  TX bytes:87053 (87.0 KB)

wlan5     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:06:4f:50:00:f5 
          inet6 addr: fe80::206:4fff:fe50:f5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:330 (330.0 B)  TX bytes:7035 (7.0 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:      192.168.137.1
Address:   192.168.137.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.66
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.78
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.64
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.71
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.67
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.72
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.70
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.68
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.65
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.73
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.227.69


sudo lshw -C network
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  *-network               
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       bus info: usb@1:5
       logical name: wlan5
       serial: 00:06:4f:50:00:f5
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt73usb driverversion=3.2.0-23-generic firmware=1.7 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


lsmod | grep -e rt7 -e rt2
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rt73usb                27029  0
rt2x00usb              20061  1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib              48858  2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
mac80211              436455  2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211              178679  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
crc_itu_t              12627  2 rt73usb,firewire_core


lsusb
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Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 018: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0461:4d2b Primax Electronics, Ltd Wireless Laser Mini Mouse (HID)


/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
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# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
blacklist snd_aw2

# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
blacklist i2c_i801

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
blacklist snd_pcsp

# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
blacklist pcspkr

# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
blacklist amd76x_edac
blacklist rt2500usb
blacklist rt2x00usb
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Re: ID 148f:2573, Ralink RT2501 Wireless USB, RT73. Problem.

Postby remoulder on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:21 pm

Try entering in a terminal
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echo "options rt73usb nohwcrypt=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rt73usb.conf

Reboot and see if it helps?
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Re: ID 148f:2573, Ralink RT2501 Wireless USB, RT73. Problem.

Postby Dredge on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi, thanks for the reply!
I did what you said, then rebooted. From the original usb port I got no changes, from the usb port that occasionally works out, I got it to connect, but I had no internet connection at all.

I'm actually connected in the machine through and ICS from a laptop, tested what you said with the ICS ethernet cable unplugged and only the usb wifi adapter running.

Thanks anyway! Appreciate the support.
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Re: ID 148f:2573, Ralink RT2501 Wireless USB, RT73. Problem.

Postby Dredge on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:19 pm

This thread is still open. Any advice or support in how making my usb WiFi work? Thanks.

Edit:
Hi. Apparently it seems I can connect to my modem now, but I can't connect to the internet at all.
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Re: ID 148f:2573, Ralink RT2501 Wireless USB, RT73. Problem.

Postby alancads on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:15 pm

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