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

Byte Soup bytesoup at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 20:08:02 UTC 2011


One more thing to check actually, because this caught me out before, do you
have another device on your LAN that might be running a DHCP server, like a
NAS drive?

On 18 January 2011 18:35, Liam Wilson <liamwilson93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> > -Mark
> >
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks!
> --
> Liam Wilson
>
> > 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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>
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