I am having problems getting my wireless adapter (TP-Link WDN3200) to function on a fresh install of Ubuntu. Right now I have internet as I connected through ethernet in a different part of the building but in my room wireless is my only option. I simply CANNOT connect to hidden network that operates in our home. All other devices that I've used connect to it without a problem using the same PW and security details, including this computer with a Windows 7 install. I am at a loss. For now I shall leave some of the details I've picked up on while troubleshooting this problem.
Quick rundown of the main issues -
- Wireless adapter gets very hot even when idle.
- Hidden network profile displays "Out of Range" in Network Manager
- I can see other networks being detected by the device in Ubuntu.
- If I use any of the iwconfig commands to override the adapter settings, the terminal returns the message "Device or resource busy."
Ps. I suspect it has something to do with the Dual Band settings of the adapter. I had similar issues on my Windows install and until I found proper drivers I was unable to connect and experienced the same heating up of the adapter. If there is a way to force 2.4Ghz on Ubuntu that may solve it as I had to do that on Windows.
I am all ears from this point! As this location isn't the most suitable for internet access I will try to get back to replies not more than a day later.
lsmod rt2800usb 28672 0 rt2x00usb 20480 1 rt2800usb rt2800lib 90112 1 rt2800usb rt2x00lib 49152 3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb crc_ccitt 16384 1 rt2800lib nls_utf8 16384 1 isofs 40960 1 rtl8xxxu 69632 0 arc4 16384 0 rtl8192cu 65536 0 rtl_usb 20480 1 rtl8192cu rtl8192c_common 49152 1 rtl8192cu rtlwifi 69632 3 rtl_usb,rtl8192c_common,rtl8192cu mac80211 659456 7 rtl8xxxu,rtl_usb,rtlwifi,rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rtl8192cu cfg80211 499712 3 mac80211,rtlwifi,rt2x00lib
sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Wireless interface physical id: 1 bus info: usb@1:7 logical name: wlx647002279cb2 serial: 64:70:02:27:9c:b2 capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2800usb driverversion=4.4.0-31-generic firmware=0.29 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
sudo iwconfig wlx647002279cb2 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off lo no wireless extensions. enp0s18 no wireless extensions.
rfkill list all 5: phy5: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
lsusb 72 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5572 Wireless Adapter
Additionally here is a pastebin link with all of this info and more as suggested by the website. http://pastebin.com/LXcvEVnw