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So, I have a Linksys Wireless G [WUSB54G ver. 4] card that Ubuntu recognizes, even finds the Ralink RT2500 driver for, and it sees all the networks in range but when I try and connect, it attempts for quite a while and then just quits.

I was able to use this card problem free plug and play on... 11.10 or 12.04 (I cant remember which) and really loved using Ubuntu, when I upgraded this problem started occuring and I ended up just swapping back to Windows7 out of pure frustration. I'd very much like to switch back now.

I dont think it's a driver issue because Ubuntu does recognize the device. I suppose it could be an issue with my router? I dunno. Also, the wireless is totally open, no security or encryption on the router. So I dont think its an issue with that.

I dont have any way of getting an ethernet cable to my computer (router is on the other side of the house) but I can usb tether my computer if need be.

IfConfig Results:

alex@Jarvis:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:01:6c:18:24:85  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:97 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:97 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:8946 (8.9 KB)  TX bytes:8946 (8.9 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:17:a3:a4:cd  
          inet6 addr: fe80::212:17ff:fea3:a4cd/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:42 (42.0 B)  TX bytes:6109 (6.1 KB)
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