I have this ralink 3290 wifi. it s not working well. I did the first reinstallation and had it working on the fly. now by rebooting wifi dies or is not alive at anyway.

here is some outputs

abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads$ lspci | grep Network
02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads$ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network UNCLAIMED     
       description: Network controller
       product: RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
       vendor: Ralink corp.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f0210000-f021ffff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       logical name: eno1
       version: 07
       serial: a0:d3:c1:63:0d:0d
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:31 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff memory:f0000000-f0003fff memory:f0010000-f001ffff

anybody to help me activate this correctly ? thank you by advance.

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    – Thomas Ward
    Dec 22, 2016 at 0:26
  • Could you please add the output of lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2 to see which driver is in use and the output of iw dev to see if there is a interface name.
    – Hölderlin
    Dec 23, 2016 at 5:18
  • jpst.it/QOxn
    – JFab
    Dec 25, 2016 at 9:21
  • Please edit your question and replace your long output with the short summary of lspci -nnk | grep -i network -A2, rfkill list and iw dev | grep Interface.
    – Hölderlin
    Dec 25, 2016 at 14:36
  • abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -i network -A2 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3290] DeviceName: Ralink WLAN Ralink RT3290LE Roma 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter [103c:18ec] abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill list abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~$ iw dev abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~$ iw dev | grep Interface abcdef@abcdef-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~$
    – JFab
    Dec 25, 2016 at 18:51

1 Answer 1


I am using asus X450cc and my wifi card it rt3290. This is what worked for me

I downloaded the rt3290 Driver from here, extracted it and entered the directory and ran

sudo ./run.sh

This requires a working ethernet connection.

Then I also tried How to install wifi driver Ralink RT3290 and How do I get an RT3290 wireless card to work?

Then I tried:

rfkill unblock all

I also tried:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
sudo reboot

Finally I tried:

sudo ifconfig enp3s0f0 up  #(here this is my logical name of wifi change it to your wifi name)
sudo pm-suspend

Now my wifi is working, although I still have a tiny problem; every time I boot into Ubuntu I need to suspend and resume, only then does my wifi work.

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