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Wireless slow then drops connection


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#1 Guest_RoutaSielu_*

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:26 AM

I really don't have any clue why they advert these things as "Linux compatible" if it won't actually work, or works only partially.

 

Can't get it to work at all in any circumstance when using 'traditional method with ifup'.

It will connect and allow throughput when using 'user controlled with Network Manager'.

 

This is what I see on screen:

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x327/jp52681/networkconnection_zpsc7cf47df.png

 

Connection will last about 30 - 60 seconds, sometime about 2 - 5 minutes. Then it shows as connected but has NO throughput at all. It is showing the device as b/g band in Network Manager, but it is an n band adapter and shows as such in Konsole.

juuso@linux-1zmf:~> /usr/bin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0b05:17ab ASUSTek Computer, Inc. USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter (rev. B1) [Realtek RTL8192CU]
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. M90/M100 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I ran other commands too and tried to post, but then connection just stopped responding. I had to reboot to other HDD to get on Windows so as to even be able to get on here and post. The adapter works just fine with connection of 144M in Windows XP Pro.

I see so many pages from google search about this with many other people having the same trouble with Asus USB-N13 adapter. Even with all the responses, none of them ever solves the problem. Now I've got such bad headache from trying to figure this out and I don't understand any of all this stupid code stuff. Looks like trying to read Chinese but don't know what a word of it means.

 

So what to do?



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#2 NickAu

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

Have you tried Windows drivers?

 

WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper - Community Help Wiki

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:50 AM

No.. the most I've tried to this point is following the directions for the fix shown here:

http://www.blog.paranoidpenguin.net/2013/07/how-to-install-the-asus-usb-n13-wireless-adapter-on-a-linux-system/

 

Been told to blacklist the kernel driver and use the one from Realtek site. My device is revision B1 so it uses Realtek chip, not RALink chip like revision A1 does.

 

The first 3 steps listed for blacklisting the kernel driver results in an error telling me no such file or directory exists.

Then tried to install the driver from Realtek site and get this readout:

juuso@linux-1zmf:~/Documents/RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911/driver/rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911> make
make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build M=/home/juuso/Documents/RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911/driver/rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911  modules
make: *** /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2
juuso@linux-1zmf:~/Documents/RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911/driver/rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911> su
Password: 
linux-1zmf:/home/juuso/Documents/RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911/driver/rtl8188C_8192C_usb_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911 # make install
install -p -m 644 8192cu.ko  /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install: cannot stat ‘8192cu.ko’: No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1

This is getting too time consuming and aggravating to switch back and forth between Linux and Windows just to get one device to work. What happened to being able to just plug it in and it just works??



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:00 AM

Try this it looks like you are running a Buntu type Linux.  I see no mention of sudo

 

 

It should look like this.

Connecting Asus USB-N13 Wireless Adapter


Edited by NickAu1, 27 June 2014 - 01:05 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:08 AM

I'm running OpenSuSE 13.1 KDE (thought that would have been evident by the screenshot I posted in first message)...

 

Even then still, last time I had working wireless in Ubuntu was back on 9.10 and that was with a cheap junk Azio PCI card type adapter (which, fried after 2 weeks of use). Then had a Belkin F5D7050 g band USB adapter work fine in OpenSuSE as well as Ubuntu. Just had to plug it in and it worked just like that.

 

Can't even get it to work on this old 32 bit P4 setup... may as well just give up cause I'll never get it to go when I switch up to 64 bit Phenom X4 machine in a few weeks.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:14 AM

Sorry saw KDE stuff, Figured it was Buntu based, My KDE and Linux on my laptop are  tweaked, and themed so much it can be almost called custom. As you may have noticed with KDE if you do not like the look of something you just change it.


Edited by NickAu1, 27 June 2014 - 01:16 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:19 AM

Well I can't use it at all period if I have no net connection and unfortunately I'm only allowed use of wifi here.

Guess I'm stuck with using WinXP with no anti-virus until I get the quad core system going. Then no clue what to use for OS on that one.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:32 AM

Then no clue what to use for OS on that one.

 

 

Unless you want to try other Linux operating systems The Latest Debian, MX14, Ubuntu, Mint 17 may work better, and maybe mess around or a cheap USB wifi.

Eg. I use this type on Linux without problems. .

Mini 150M USB WiFi Wireless LAN 802.11 n/g/b Adapter Nano Network 150Mbps RedG9

 

I would say Windows 7,


Edited by NickAu1, 27 June 2014 - 01:40 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:39 AM

I only have Windows XP disc and not going to spend money that I can't afford on any more Windows. Unless I download a copy from online?? But that's illegal and I prefer not to do such a thing.

 

I just don't understand why do they make these things to be 300Mbps but it never connects any higher than 86 or 144 at best. Then they claim it is Linux compatible (which I think everything should be) but then it doesn't work.

 

Really can't believe how people put so much more value in pieces of paper (money) than other human life.

 

I give up. Screw it all.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:07 AM

I just don't understand why do they make these things to be 300Mbps but it never connects any higher than 86 or 144 at best. Then they claim it is Linux compatible (which I think everything should be) but then it doesn't work.

 Good point.
 
Sometimes the Linux dev's just cant because the drivers are closed source, If this is the case, Sometimes  working drivers can be found in the driver manager, Repo, or as source so you can make your own, If the dev's cant get the source code they need to get the actual hardware and devise a work around, Most of these dev's work for free, Its Linux.  You could try Ndis wrapper,Network Driver Interface Specification - Wikipedia, allows you to 'Wrap" windows drivers.


Edited by NickAu1, 27 June 2014 - 02:08 AM.





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