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Issues with RT3290 PCIe Wireless

Postby rhyneandrew on Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 am

Hello everyone

I just installed Linux Mint 14 x86 with Cinnamon on a new hp pavilion g6 preinstalled with windows 8 and running a i5 cpu. I am not exactly a noob with linux, but I am not a pro either! The wireless card didn't work right out of the box. I ran
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lspci | grep Network
and found that the wireless card was a Ralink Corp Device 3290. After some research, I found this article: http://rricketts.com/installing-ralink- ... ntu-12-04/

After compiling the driver and installing it using those instructions (mint is an ubuntu derivative after all), I still haven't had any success.
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mintWifi produces the following output:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Ralink corp. Device 3290
      ==> PCI ID = 1814:3290
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 38:ea:a7:f0:ac:9d 
          inet addr:192.168.1.102  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: 2002:4ac1:25d6:0:3aea:a7ff:fef0:ac9d/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::3aea:a7ff:fef0:ac9d/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: 2002:4ac1:25d6:0:29f8:905:c9c3:8b30/64 Scope:Global
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:125 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:23465 (23.4 KB)  TX bytes:20777 (20.7 KB)

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:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1628 (1.6 KB)  TX bytes:1628 (1.6 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:      208.180.42.68
Address:   208.180.42.68#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.8
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.9
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.14
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.0
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.1
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.2
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.3
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.4
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.5
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.6
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.46.7


Here is my modules file:
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# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp
rt3290sta








Here is my blacklist file (relevant portion):
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#Wireless drives conflicting with rt3562sta
blacklist rt2800pci
blacklist rt2x00pci



LSPCI Output:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 3290
01:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. Device 3298
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)



Thanks for the help :shock:
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Re: Issues with RT3290 PCIe Wireless

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:16 am

I still haven't had any success.

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Re: Issues with RT3290 PCIe Wireless

Postby rhyneandrew on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:45 am

I still cannot see my wireless device nor can iwconfig or mintwifi, per the information listed. Thanks in advance for the help
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