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5.0 out of 5 stars works under ubuntu after A LOT of black magic, October 4, 2010
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This review is from: Medialink Wireless-N USB Adapter - 802.11n, 2.4 ghz - Compatible with Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (150 Mbps) (Personal Computers)
This review is specifically for those who consider getting it for a linux box. Yes it works. No it's NOT EASY to install it on Ubuntu 10.4 . There are countless blogposts and threads about enabling this chipset on linux. I spent about 5 hours trying and following different instructions. I tried most of them to no avail. Most of them work if you only connect to unsecured wireless. Connecting to password-protected one still doesn't. What finally worked was this:

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There is a backports package called linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic and the rt2870sta driver in it will connect to wpa2-psk encrypted networks. So you can install that backport package to get a fix. I still think it's necessary to manually add the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf change to blacklist rt2800usb as well as create the /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat file with the word Default in it.

On my system this works.

By the way, that backports package also contains an update rt2800usb module. I tried using it and it still will not connect to my wpa2-psk network.

However, this package should get updated as new changes are made to the wireless stack, so using it will give us a shot.

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I hope this saves some time to some (un)lucky ubuntu user.
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Initial post: Oct 13, 2010 11:23:50 AM PDT
The URL of your successful site got censored. Perhaps you could try a search string from the site?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2010 1:51:45 PM PDT
VG aka says:
here's a copy-paste of that post:
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There is a backports package called linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic and the rt2870sta driver in it will connect to wpa2-psk encrypted networks. So you can install that backport package to get a fix. I still think it's necessary to manually add the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf change to blacklist rt2800usb as well as create the /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat file with the word Default in it.

On my system this works.

By the way, that backports package also contains an update rt2800usb module. I tried using it and it still will not connect to my wpa2-psk network.

However, this package should get updated as new changes are made to the wireless stack, so using it will give us a shot.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2010 1:55:00 PM PDT
Thank you!
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