after some grate community support i found the solution to getting my wifi up and running .
As it happens my noobness was due to a bug in Ubuntu, bug 139070.
so some Ninja provided this work around :
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tar zxvf rt73-cvs-daily.tar.gz
sudo make install
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
append this to the end of the file:
# rt73 blacklisted drivers
now sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart and we shall be connected if
/etc/network/interfaces file is configured correctly, here is an example of
# WORKING STATIC AES/WPA CONFIG
#iface wlan0 inet static
#pre-up ifconfig wlan0 up
#pre-up iwconfig wlan0 essid 2WIRE
#pre-up iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
#pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=9
#pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK
#pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=AES
#pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=yourwpapasswd
#pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set TxRate=0
# WORKING DYNAMIC AES/WPA CONFIG
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
pre-up ifconfig wlan0 up
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 essid 2WIRE
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set Channel=10
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=TKIP
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=yourwpapasswd
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set TxRate=0
There we go rt73 working perfectly, now, lets watch and see if the Ubuntu
developers can add this wonderful driver to Gutsy and Heron...
ok kool ???????????????
this fix works grate until i reboot and then i cant get it working again and the only solution i have found is to reformat.