[ubuntu-uk] Nintendo Wifi USB Connector (Ralink rt2500) woes
liamwilson93 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 18:35:30 UTC 2011
On 17 January 2011 13:41, Byte Soup <bytesoup at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Liam,
> Ive seen some odd behaviour with Ubuntu on a Toshiba laptop, not sure what
> hardware, but I set the wireless connection to use a static IP and the owner
> says that they havent had hardly any connection drops. I think some drivers
> have a problem with DHCP sync with some routers. Im sorry its not very
> specific, but my point is, sometimes its worth trying static IP to rule out
> DHCP issues.
Hi mark, I think it must be a problem with my router settings rather
than the chipset.
The reason i say that is because a friend popped round the other day
with his Acer aspire ZG8 netbook, and although he was able to
establish a connection, he wasn't able to send or recieve any data
until the router was - like before - switched off and on again. I'll
look into it, anyway.
> On 16 January 2011 00:41, Liam Wilson <liamwilson93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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