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I have a Linksys WUSB54GC usb dongle and I have exhausted every thing I know about making this thing work in linux. I am using Fedora 13. Since it is not ready I can not view any networks. Any ideas would be great.

lspci -v does not list the the item.

tail of the system log

Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: usb 1-7: New USB device found, idVendor=1737, idProduct=0077
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: usb 1-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: usb 1-7: Product: 802.11 g WLAN
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: usb 1-7: Manufacturer: Ralink
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: usb 1-7: SerialNumber: 1.0
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy3::radio
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy3::assoc
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy3::quality
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> found WiFi radio killswitch rfkill3 (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/ieee80211/phy3/rfkill3) (driver <unknown>)
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: rt2800usb 1-7:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'rt2800usb' ifindex: 6)
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/4
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): now managed
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 1 -> 2 (reason 2)
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason: 2).
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state:  starting -> ready
Jun  2 20:14:35 localhost NetworkManager[1367]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 3 (reason 42)

[root@localhost log]# iwconfig

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=8 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on

lsusb -v

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1737:0077 Linksys 
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x1737 Linksys
  idProduct          0x0077 
  bcdDevice            1.01
  iManufacturer           1 Ralink
  iProduct                2 802.11 g WLAN
  iSerial                 3 1.0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           67
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              450mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           7
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              5 1.0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x04  EP 4 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x05  EP 5 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x06  EP 6 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  bNumConfigurations      1
Device Status:     0x0000
  (Bus Powered)
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Exact same error with the newest Ubuntu as well –  MrStatic Jun 3 '10 at 2:27
    
can you also supply the lspci -v information for that device? –  James T Jun 3 '10 at 2:54
    
@James updated question. The dongle isn't listed under that. –  MrStatic Jun 3 '10 at 2:57
    
How about lsusb -v ? –  James T Jun 3 '10 at 2:59
    
@James added the linksys part –  MrStatic Jun 3 '10 at 3:08
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Your driver looks like it loaded properly.

If you do a iwlist wlan0 scan does it come back with a list of networks in the area?

have you tried manually connecting to a wireless network with something like this?:

 iwconfig interface key xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

I think that only works for WEP. You probably need wpa_supplicant to connect to WPA encrypted networks.

Thats about as far as I got before I switched to Ubuntu. All the wifi devices i've used automatically work with a nice gui (network manager?). This was years ago though... maybe its fixed and all you need is wpa_supplicant or something.

Edit:

Here is the link to the guy that used Ndiswrapper:

http://jefim.wordpress.com/2007/07/24/how-to-linksys-wusb54gc-wireless-and-ubuntu-linux-704-feisty/

Here is the link to Ralink if you'd like to try to compile their driver:

http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2

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scan results in nothing and I already tried to manually connect. And as stated in my comment Ubuntu did not work either. Same exact error. wpa_supplicant comes with the wireless tools now by default –  MrStatic Jun 3 '10 at 2:41
    
Ended up doing the ndiswrapper :( –  MrStatic Jun 9 '10 at 3:31
    
@MrStatic Glad to hear it worked! Why the frown? –  James T Jun 9 '10 at 3:43
    
Linux at this point should be able to support a large company wifi driver on its own lol –  MrStatic Jun 9 '10 at 4:11
    
@MrStatic Very true... especially since the manufacturer supplies the source. –  James T Jun 9 '10 at 4:16
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