Problem with Asus USB N-13 Wireless Adapter on Linux Mint

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leobehe
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Problem with Asus USB N-13 Wireless Adapter on Linux Mint

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Noob here. I'm running Linux Mint 14 and I'm trying to set up an Asus N13 wireless USB adapter. The computer recognizes the adapter, and it works when I plug it in, but after a couple minutes, the connection just stops working and I have to take the adapter out and plug it back in for it to start working. Anyone have any experience with this? Any help is appreciated.

From terminal: ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0b05:17ab ASUSTek Computer, Inc. USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter (rev. B1) [Realtek RTL8192CU]
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 413c:2105 Dell Computer Corp. Model L100 Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 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 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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Re: Problem with Asus USB N-13 Wireless Adapter on Linux Min

Post by trapperjohn »

I currently use the N13 without problems with Mint 13. I have had problems with the N13 on some distributions. Usually, it was the driver that caused the headaches.

With your N13 plugged in, you can view the driver(s) that are loaded with:

lsmod | grep rt

My working installation shows that rt2800usb/lib and rt2x00usb/lib are active.

On some distributions I have seen rt2870sta loaded (and had it work). But, if both rt2800... and rt2870... are loaded they will conflict.

What do you see when you run lsmod?

You can force the use of one or the other:

use rt2870sta :
sudo modprobe -r rt2800usb
sudo modprobe -r rt2x00usb
sudo modprobe rt2870sta

use rt2800...
sudo modprobe -r rt2870sta
sudo modprobe rt2800usb
sudo modprobe rt2x00usb


Try each and see if one or the other works better.
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