edimax ew-7318usg with rt73 driver won't connect

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4954


18-08-2008 10:56:37

I have loaded the RT73 driver to use with my Edimax usb adaptor. the card seems to function fine and will associate with a router when I type
sudo iwconfig rausb0 essid *****

I enter the password as
sudo iwconfig rausb0 key s'************'

and obtain a ip address with
sudo dhclient rausb0

which gives me
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 11287
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http//www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0 unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0 unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/rausb0/001f1f129ee2
Sending on LPF/rausb0/001f1f129ee2
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on rausb0 to port 67 interval 5
DHCPREQUEST of on rausb0 to port 67
DHCPACK of from
bound to -- renewal in 381732548 seconds.

but then I am unable to browse the internet.
I have a built in card which works fine and ubuntu's network manager shows both cards and the list of ap's avaliable for each but the edimax ap show zero signal and don't connect.

anyone have any idea?


18-08-2008 11:09:09

And especially the section "information"

Secondly, I am willing to claim that you are using the in-kernel rt73usb driver instead of the legacy rt73....


18-08-2008 15:55:14

no, still no luck though now the network manager doesn't recognize the edimax.
I probably should note that the adaptor does work for monitoring and packet injection works, but would like to use it to connect aswell as it has better reception


18-08-2008 16:44:43

Well then I would like to point the following out again
And especially the section "information"[/quote3k6h67iz]


19-08-2008 11:15:00

Sorry I should have read more thoroughly next time, you must be sick of these sort of posts. well here's the info I've attached the syslog debug information as a zip file.

nick@nick-laptop~/Desktop/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.1/Module$ modinfo rt73.ko
filename rt73.ko
license GPL
description Ralink RT73 802.11abg WLAN Driver - k2wrlz modifications 3.0.1
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion D76371745081AFF72D5B80F
alias usbv1740p7100d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv2019pAB50d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv2019pAB01d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0769p31F3d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0DF6p90ACd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0DF6p9712d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv18E8p6238d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv18E8p6229d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv18E8p6196d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv148Fp2671d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv148Fp2573d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0DB0pA874d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0DB0pA861d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0DB0p6874d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0DB0p6877d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv13B1p0023d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv13B1p0020d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv06F8pE020d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv06F8pE010d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1472p0009d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1044p800Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1044p8008d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv15A9p0004d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv07D1p3C07d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv07D1p3C06d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv07D1p3C04d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv07D1p3C03d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv07AAp002Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv14B2p3C22d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1371p9032d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1371p9022d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1631pC019d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv050Dp905Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv050Dp905Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv050Dp705Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv050Dp7050d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0411p00F4d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0B05p1724d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv0B05p1723d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv1690p0722d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias usbv07B8pB21Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
depends usbcore
vermagic 2.6.24-19-generic SMP mod_unload
parm debugDebug mask n selects filter, 0 for none (int)
parm ifnameNetwork device name (default rausb%d) (charp)
parm firmNamePermit to load a different firmware (default rt73.bin) (charp)
parm txPowerTuningAdds the given value to the card's default Transmit Power. CAN DAMAGE YOUR HARDWARE! (int)

nick@nick-laptop~/Desktop/rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.1/Module$ uname -a
Linux nick-laptop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 210146 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

hardware is Edimax ew-7318usg

As I stated before everything works, packet injection, monitoring associating to ap and usually I can get the IP address with dhclient though that didn't seem to work last time but then when I try browse the internet - nothing also network manager shows all the ap's under the usb dongle as having no signal and tries but is unable to connect to them

Thanks for any help


19-08-2008 11:24:57

no, still no luck though now the network manager doesn't recognize the edimax.
I probably should note that the adaptor does work for monitoring and packet injection works, but would like to use it to connect aswell as it has better reception[/quote2aja28cb]
Have you removed
If not, start with it.

Forget the networkmanager.

the output of
is necessary to step forward.


19-08-2008 11:41:00

k2wrlz modifications 3.0.1[/quoterwjsrwmq]
Well, you are using drivers originally designed here but heavily modified by another project.
Nobody here knows how work these drivers or what has been changed.

So, return to the same topic. IMPORTANT READ BEFORE POSTING!!![/urlrwjsrwmq]
Section Supported drivers, you can read [quoterwjsrwmq]We provide support for the following drivers which are downloaded from our website
We don't provide support for drivers which have not been released by this project, this means we don't support the drivers downloaded from the Ralink website or any other project and we don't support the Windows, MacOS or BSD drivers.
If you downloaded the driver from another website, then that is the website where you should raise support questions.[/quoterwjsrwmq] Sorry, but you have to ask there. Good luck.

You can also try to use a driver from this site and then people here can help you.


19-08-2008 18:07:25

woohoo, problem solved.
Sorry I didn't realise that the drivers weren't from this website, your drivers work like a charm.
everything except for network manager but I can live without that when I need to use the external wifi key.
Thanks all