LED on Linksys WUSB54GC

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16-02-2011 10:37:02

I hope this is the right place to ask my question.

I've got a Linksys WUSB54GC WLAN USB interface (Ralink chipset using rt73 module) and I'm running Debian GNU/Linux 6.0. The LED very often randomly blinks although there is no traffic on the network. I checked this with Wireshark. Sometimes, but rarely, the LED stops blinking. In one word, the LED works completely unrelated to what is happening with the interface.

The issue is present in Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14 too. It was not present in Debian 5.0 with Linux 2.6.28. I checked an old live cd with Ubuntu 8.10 with kernel 2.6.27 and it was also OK. The LED is bahaving well with Windows drivers and Ndiswrapper too. So I guess that's an issue with Linux kernel's wireless driver. If I'm not wrong - rt2x00.

Has anybody observed a similar thing? Does anybody know how to help with this annoying blinking?