I have this module RaLink RT3290 in my laptop which is an HP Pavilion. I cannot connect to an access point at home which is literally feet away (and other devices at home connect flawlessly, even at a greater distance).
The device works fine with WPA networks, since the one at my university uses WPA-Enterprise. However, at my home, I cannot connect to a WPA2 network. This is strange, since I can easily connect to my Android phone's hotspot which claims to be a WPA2. There are some networks to which it will connect flawlessly, and offers excellent download speeds when connected, however, it is impossible to connect to other networks.
I was using Windows 8.1 earlier (the default OS), and now I have shifted to Windows 10 (clean install). The same issue persists. ("Can't connect to this network"). This happens after I am asked to type the password.
I'm sure I have had this issue with other networks as well in the past.
There seems to be a problem with the module as suggests this thread. Anyone who figured out what is the case with RaLink RT3290?