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Old 02-22-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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rt2870/wusb600n v.2 not detected by ubuntu 9.10

I have a Linksys wusb600n v.2/rt2870 that Ubuntu isn't dececting ndiswrapper is installed and appears to have taken well to the XP drivers but the card itself is still not being detected. I looked at the Linux drivers for it but i have no idea how to install the tar.tar.something file(i cant even find the ralink site anymore). I went to and downloaded the file but had no idea how to move forward with the rest of the process. I even managed to make my way up to the library to get a couple of books but the latest one was written in 2006. I installed root and tryed a few commands but nothing made sence.

plz help me

(p.s. please make instructions as detailed as possible for i am code retarded)

Old 02-22-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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Is this the help you are trying to follow? Which part do you not understand exactly?
Linksys WUSB600N working in hardy and ibex
I've noticed a few posts from people frustrated with the WUSB600N and the lack of support for it in Ubuntu/Linux so I thought I'd set the record straight for those searching the forums for answers.

The Linksys WUSB600N doesn't work in Ubuntu out of the box (current as of the release of Ibex)
Also it does not play nice with ndiswrapper (frequent disconnects, no 5Ghz support, no WPA2 support)

I was able to get it working with 5ghz and WPA2 by following steps that I found here:
Credit goes to the original author.

I've downloaded and modified the driver source for your convenience.

Step 1 - Download the modified driver source here:
Step 2 - Extract WUSB600N.tar to a folder
Step 3 - Open a terminal and navigate to the newly created WUSB600N folder
Step 4 - type "sudo make" without quotes
Step 5 - Copy the file:
sudo mkdir /etc/Wireless
sudo mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA
sudo cp RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat
Step 6 - open the WUSB600N/os/linux folder and type "sudo insmod rt2870sta.ko" again without quotes.

The wireless card should now be working.


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