I've been trying to a get a connection with a RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg for months, off and on, and I think its not me, its the card, or the driver. Per usual, the most irritating part, I'm duel boot, and it works fine under Windows.
I've tried Debian 7, Xubuntu 12.04 and most recently Ubuntu Studio 14.04, although I should probably try the normal, non realtime kernel a few times to be sure.
While all of these seem to detect the card and do the right stuff.. I can't see any SSIDs to connect to and there is one in range, because I'm using it right now.
I've tried everything I can think of, but I am certainly not a hardware driver coder.. I'm a LAMP developer
$ uname -a
Linux deweds 3.13.0-24-lowlatency #46-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Apr 10 194023 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
rfkill list all
0 phy0 Wireless LAN
Soft blocked no
Hard blocked no
S~$ lsmod | grep rt2
rt2500pci 27332 0
rt2x00pci 13287 1 rt2500pci
rt2x00mmio 13603 1 rt2500pci
rt2x00lib 55307 3 rt2x00pci,rt2500pci,rt2x00mmio
mac80211 638865 2 rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci
cfg80211 496328 2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
eeprom_93cx6 13344 1 rt2500pci
$ sudo lshw -C network
description Wireless interface
product RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg
vendor Ralink corp.
physical id 0
bus info firstname.lastname@example.org
logical name wlan0
width 32 bits
capabilities pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration broadcast=yes driver=rt2500pci driverversion=3.13.0-24-lowlatency firmware=N/A latency=32 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources irq16 memoryfe400000-fe401fff
Card appears to be correctly setup behaves normally ..
[code3ktnaob2]sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results despite trying a dozen times. [/code3ktnaob2]
Am I overlooking something? A reddit thread on the topic[/url3ktnaob2] I started may shed more light. Any insight would be greatly apreciated