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Old 08-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Cisco Linksys AE100 Wireless USB

Getting WiFi working is my very last issue I'm trying to fix. Been trying to get my Cisco Linksys AE1000 wifi dongle to work reliably, but it just doesn't want to cooperate. It looks like I'm having issues with driver compatibility. Here is my problem: I am able to connect to my access point, however I will randomly lose connection and have to reconnect manually. Also randomly, it seems like the drivers will crash and force me to unplug and replug the device before it will let me reconnect. My second issue is that the wifi will not connect on bootup using systemd/ errors are given so I don't know how to diagnose that problem. The error I get when the driver crashes is:

rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x308c with error -71.
Here is my info:
iw dev:
    Interface wlp0s26ulu3
    ifindex 4
    wdev 0x1
    addr 68:7f:74:72:2a:b8
    type managed
    channel 1 (2412MHz), width 20MHz (no HT), center1: 2412MHz
Bus 001 Device 003: ID: 13b1:002f Linsys AE1000 v1 802.11n [Ralink RT3572]
I tried following this guide on getting the Ralink drivers working, but when I modify the modprobe conf and run 'wifi-menu' I get an error saying that it cannot find "nl80211"

alias ra0 rt3572sta
blacklist rt2800usb
Any other ideas would be excellent. I bought a Cisco Valet connector, which has a different chip, hoping that there might be better compatibility...but it ended up not working at all. I'm using the latest ArchLinux
Old 08-07-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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For what it's worth, error -71 is a protocol error and it has been with us for a verrryyyy looong time. The problem appears to be a driver problem with the chipset, and not any particular manufacturer. Also, the problem spans distros and hardware (including the problem being reported on the Raspberry Pi).

There is some thought that the problem might be power supply related (which would explain its randomness), check out:


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