[ubuntu-uk] Nintendo Wifi USB Connector (Ralink rt2500) woes

Liam Wilson liamwilson93 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 00:41:50 UTC 2011

Well I managed ti fix it by turning the router off then on again, that
worked somehow, but yeah, they are all runing 10.10. Thanks for the
reply though, DaveG! :)

On 13 January 2011 23:53,  <daveg at boavon.plus.com> wrote:
>> Hi all;
>> I have a Desktop PC here running Ubuntu 10.10, and I'm trying to
>> connect to my Wireless internet connection through a Nintendo Wifi USB
>> connector (A re-branded Buffalo/Ralink rt2500 chipset). I know you can
>> connect to wireless networks with it, because I've given it to other
>> people to use as one, and they've done it just fine.
>> When I plug it into my desktop and turn it on, I click on the network
>> icon in the panel, and I can see all of the available wireless
>> networks, so I click on mine and i get the whole enter the password
>> stuff. Then, when it attempts to connect to the network, the icon gets
>> to the '2nd stage' (Where instead of going up and down, it goes just
>> up), and then disconnects.
>> Any idea what this could be so I can at least try to fix it? I've
>> searched on google and such, and there doesn't seem to be this
>> problem...
>> P.s: I've also tried the connector in other Ubuntu-powered PC's, and
>> get the same result...
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> Liam Wilson
> You dont say whether every instance of your trying is using the same
> update of Ubuntu - 10.10 but I'm guessing it may be.
> It may be worth a shot disabling the current network manager and trying
> wicd insead.  I have just found it more accepting to various networks,
> connectors and routers.  You dont have a lot to lose by trying.
> DaveG
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Liam Wilson

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