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

r technical500 at
Fri Oct 1 23:35:49 UTC 2010


progress report on this problem, in case you think its resolved.

The neighbourhood wireless networks are being detected, and my wireless

modem is showing up, but I CANNOT use the internet.

thus it seems the USB wireless dongle is functioning, but there is
a problem connecting to the Huawei HG521 wireless modem.

according to the iwconfig output given below it seems the
wireless dongle is communicating with the Huawei, but

when I give the network name + password + select WPA+WPA2 Personal
I cannot use the internet from Firefox.

Any ideas why?

any ideas what I should do?

Also what is BSSID?

what is MAC address?

what is MTU?

what are the correct IPv4 Settings, eg for Method,

what are the correct IPv6 settings?

I wish someone would invent plug and play for these things.

its not exactly rocket science,

On 01-Oct-10 22:33:57 r wrote:


>some further info, here is the output of iwconfig:

>lo        no wireless extensions.

>eth0      no wireless extensions.

>wlan0     RTxx70 Wireless  ESSID:""  Nickname:"RT3070STA"
>          Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
>          Bit Rate:1 Mb/s   
>          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level:-55 dBm  Noise level:-97 dBm
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

>I had to cut and paste that from the shell to gedit,

>because if I did

>iwconfig >> somefile

>the lo and eth0 info went to the shell.

>is there a shell trick to capture all the shell output to a file?

>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.


>>> 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:-



>>ubuntu-users mailing list
>>ubuntu-users at
>>Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

>ubuntu-users mailing list
>ubuntu-users at
>Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list