[SOLVED] trouble getting rt2800usb drivers to work

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[SOLVED] trouble getting rt2800usb drivers to work

Postby winn » 2018-02-09 21:07

Hi all,

So I have followed the instructions for installing the rt2800usb drivers (https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb) on my desktop machine running Debian Stretch, and the device (Panda Wireless PAU06) appears to be recognized correctly, and I can even see my wireless network in the list, but when I attempt to connect to it (secured with WPA2-AES), it says "configuring interface" for a few seconds before saying the connection has been "deactivated."

It appears that the correct drivers are being used, as shown by this output from lshw:
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*-usb:0                   
       description: Wireless interface
       product: 802.11 n WLAN
       vendor: Ralink
       physical id: 7
       bus info: usb@1:7
       logical name: wlx9cefd5ff5469
       version: 1.01
       serial: 22:e4:7a:ea:c8:40
       capabilities: usb-2.00 ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=4.9.0-5-amd64 firmware=0.36 link=no maxpower=450mA multicast=yes speed=480Mbit/s wireless=IEEE 802.11


The wifi dongle works OK on a Windows 7 laptop and even works OK on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Stretch, so it doesn't appear to be a problem with the device itself.

Any further troubleshooting I can do here to figure out what the problem is?
Last edited by winn on 2018-02-09 22:58, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: trouble getting rt2800usb drivers to work

Postby sunrat » 2018-02-09 22:34

firmware-realtek installed?
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Re: trouble getting rt2800usb drivers to work

Postby winn » 2018-02-09 22:50

I just installed that package, rebooted, and tried again. Still no luck.

What's interesting is the error says that the wireless network "Could not be found" and then that the connection is "Deactivated," even though the wireless network clearly can be found since it appears in the list of networks when a scan is done.
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Re: trouble getting rt2800usb drivers to work

Postby winn » 2018-02-09 22:58

OK, finally found a solution: https://askubuntu.com/questions/902992/ ... s-changing

Basically, I had to edit this file:
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sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf


To add these lines:
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[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no


Then:
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sudo systemctl stop network-manager
sudo systemctl start network-manager


After that, it connects fine. So it wasn't the driver!
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