TalkTalk + Huawei HG521 + Ubuntu 10.04.01 i386 + misery, ANY IDEAS?

r technical500 at
Fri Oct 1 20:15:27 UTC 2010

On 01-Oct-10 17:01:04 Alan Pope wrote:
>On 1 October 2010 16:48, r <technical500 at> wrote:
>> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0df6:003f Sitecom Europe B.V.

>Ok, so you're not alone in this. If you google for the 0df6:003f
>sequence of digits and the word Ubuntu you'll find others who have the
>same issue. The following blog post I stumbled upon seems to detail
>some quite technical details for fixing it. Shouldn't need to move the
>machine for this.


reading the above I did the following:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

and at the end put:

blacklist rt2800usb
blacklist rt2x00usb
blacklist rt2x00lib

from the shell I did:

lsmod | grep rt

sudo modprobe rt2870sta

on rebooting, 2 wireless networks are shown, 1 is this one.

I gave the password, but Firefox wont load Google.

according to Administration--Network Tools,

there is continual data transmitted and received,

Link speed: 54Mbps, State: Active, MTU: 1500, 

however Ping doesnt work with say or

"The address '' cannot be found
Please enter a valid network address and try again. Close"

>> and with the Ethernet cable everything functioned immediately without

>Its possible you might get it working without the detail in that blog
>post, but I am not 100% convinced of that.

>> unfortunately I then reinstalled Windows and Ubuntu wasnt on the boot

>For future reference if you install Windows after Ubuntu and it scrubs
>the boot screen, this page fixes that:-



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