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Old 01-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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I need to find my usb wifi adapter and setup each time I powerup the computer. Why?

To WLAN experts:
I have Lupu501 on a Asus EEE PC 2G surf 7" with an 800mhz celeron CPU with a usb ralink 802.11 n adapter besides the built-in wifi g adapter.
When I start up the machine. It seems to find three cards:
1. lo ethernet built in nic which I don't use, as driver ATL2.
2. wlan0 the external n as driver rt2800.
3. wlan1 the built-in g as driver ath5.
None of which connect. I then load module rt2800 and unload it. Load ath5 and unload it. Then load module rt2870sta and unload it and reload it until it finally says to save it. It seems that it needs driver rt3070. If you need more information let me know.
It seems like a long procedure to make it work.
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Try turning off the internal pci wireless g card in bios maybe. Might be a conflict there with loading wireless drivers maybe. Is this a frugal or full install also?

You might want to look through this thread below also.
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It was a full install. I don't think there is a bios on the eee.

I tried to put the rt3070sta driver on and the whole system crashed. So, I am now running again from the newly booted lupu501 and haven't installed it yet. I'll let you know more later.

... AFTER NOT THINKING THAT THERE WAS A WAY TO get into the BIOS I discovered one. Having then disabled the on-board NIC and WLAN, it seems to remember the settings of the External wireless adapter and works fine now.

Thanks Rokytnji, sorry I doubted you.

Last edited by bfourmph; 01-31-2011 at 09:51 PM. Reason: Final conclusion to problem comments.


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