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macfflei
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Wifi Problem Compaq cq58-278sa

Post by macfflei » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:38 am

Hi all, I recently bought a Compaq cq58-278sa laptop, took the w8 HD out and put a new HD in with linux mint 14 64b mate installed. Everything worked like a dream for about 1 month. Then the wifi keep dropping out, it was very intermittent at the beginning then it happend all the time. It droped out after 5min, I had to reboot in order to reconnect! I became very annoyed. I tried to manually install the reltek rt5390 driver, no joy. I then suspected the wifi card, but I tried the windows 8 HD and it worked fine. I then switched routers from a BT home hub 1.5 to a netgear router and the problem has now gone away. Could this be a channel issue on the BT hub router why is it working with windows 8 and not with linux mint?

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Re: Wifi Problem Compaq cq58-278sa

Post by TBABill » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:28 am

It very well could be a router issue. I'm curious....are you now using the RT2800 driver or the RT5390? You can find out via

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lsmod

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Re: Wifi Problem Compaq cq58-278sa

Post by macfflei » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:33 am

From the below it looks like rt2800 - As I said when using the netgear rourter I get no issues.
I am currently at my mothers who also has a br hub v1.5. Same issue here it keeps droping out! Could it be an issue with the BT HUB or does the below tell you a different story?

Module Size Used by
pci_stub 12622 1
vboxpci 23157 0
vboxnetadp 25670 0
vboxnetflt 23442 0
vboxdrv 320372 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
parport_pc 32688 0
ppdev 17073 0
bnep 18140 2
rfcomm 46619 0
bluetooth 209199 10 bnep,rfcomm
binfmt_misc 17500 1
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32007 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 77876 1
joydev 17457 0
snd_hda_intel 33491 3
snd_hda_codec 134212 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96580 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
ip6t_REJECT 12574 1
snd_rawmidi 30512 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
xt_hl 12521 6
snd_seq 61521 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ip6t_rt 12558 3
snd_timer 29425 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
nf_conntrack_ipv6 14054 7
nf_defrag_ipv6 13158 1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
ipt_REJECT 12541 1
uvcvideo 76749 0
hp_wmi 18048 0
xt_LOG 17349 10
videobuf2_core 32851 1 uvcvideo
snd 78734 16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
videodev 120309 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
sparse_keymap 13890 1 hp_wmi
videobuf2_vmalloc 12860 1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops 13368 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
xt_limit 12711 13
xt_tcpudp 12603 19
xt_addrtype 12635 4
coretemp 13400 0
kvm_intel 132759 0
kvm 414070 1 kvm_intel
ghash_clmulni_intel 13180 0
cryptd 20403 1 ghash_clmulni_intel
xt_state 12578 14
mac_hid 13205 0
i915 520519 2
arc4 12529 2
ip6table_filter 12815 1
soundcore 15047 1 snd
lpc_ich 17061 0
drm_kms_helper 46784 1 i915
drm 275528 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13413 1 i915
video 19335 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 18484 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ip6_tables 27207 2 ip6t_rt,ip6table_filter
microcode 22803 0
wmi 19070 1 hp_wmi
rt2800pci 18528 0
rt2800lib 58685 1 rt2800pci
crc_ccitt 12667 1 rt2800lib
rt2x00pci 14475 1 rt2800pci
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 12665 0
nf_conntrack_broadcast 12589 1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
rt2x00lib 54891 3 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00pci
mac80211 539908 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
psmouse 95552 0
serio_raw 13215 0
nf_nat_ftp 12649 0
nf_nat 25254 1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ipv4 14480 9 nf_nat
mei 40690 0
nf_defrag_ipv4 12729 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
cfg80211 206566 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
eeprom_93cx6 13302 1 rt2800pci
nf_conntrack_ftp 13359 1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack 82633 8 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp
iptable_filter 12810 1
ip_tables 26995 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 29711 13 ip6t_REJECT,xt_hl,ip6t_rt,ipt_REJECT,xt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,xt_addrtype,xt_state,ip6table_filter,ip6_tables,iptable_filter,ip_tables
lp 17759 0
parport 46345 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp

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Re: Wifi Problem Compaq cq58-278sa

Post by TBABill » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:52 am

I've seen several complaints about your particular wireless device, but changing to a Netgear router is interesting that your card works fine with it. I'm wondering if it's possible to change channels on the BT router and achieve the same result or if something unique to the BT is just finicky with the driver. I don't know how to solve that but it definitely points to the BT router. Many users rolled the RT5390sta in order to get rid of connection problems but you had mentioned that wasn't working for you so I'm not sure what to do from there.

Do you have the ability to change settings on the router at your mom's to see if a different channel will work better?

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Re: Wifi Problem Compaq cq58-278sa

Post by macfflei » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:14 am

May be the whole router things is a pure coincidence and that I need to update the driver! May be I didn't update the driver properly before.
How do I go about installing the rt5390 driver properly? I have changed the channel to 1 on the router, so far so good!
Below is how I attempted to install the driver. I had no errors, however how come it is still showing the rt2800 in the lsmod?
Thanks

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms patch fakeroot unzip

wget http://ubuntuone.com/4OstD6VI9dLGPAc9YwHCYR

unzip 4OstD6VI9dLGPAc9YwHCYR

cd angepasster-2011_0406_RT5390_RT5392_Linu­x_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO/

sudo make

sudo make install

sudo modprobe -v rt5390sta

sudo depmod -a

sudo update-initramfs -u

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Re: Wifi Problem Compaq cq58-278sa

Post by macfflei » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:26 am

Further to the above it has now disconnected again after changing the channel. May be I haven't been on the netgear long enough to give it good test, but it was very promising.
Is there any any settings with in the BT router that I could tweak or could be causing the problem? I hate intermittent faults!
Thanks

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