Hi,
I just bought a Powerlink Hermes PL-18N usb wifi adapter, with chipset rt3072. I've spent all weekend attempting to set it up. I've made progress, but (hopefully) my final problem is that when I try to connect to my WPA2 wireless network with Wicd, I receive the error message "Connection Failed: Bad Password". Other times I receive the error "Unable to get IP Address". Sometimes I can connect if the router I am attempting to connect to is unencrypted.

I have installed the latest firmware from Ralink's website and "fixed" rt3070sta drivers. These drivers did not work (and neither did rt2870sta), so I have been using the built in rt2800usb drivers. Monitor mode works, packet injection works, but I cannot connect to the internet.

dmesg output after attempting to connect:
Code:
phy0 -> rt2800usb_load_firmware: Error - Failed to write Firmware to device.
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x7010 with error -71.
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x7010 with error -71.
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x7010 with error -71.
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x7010 with error -71.
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x7010 with error -71.
phy0 -> rt2x00usb_regbusy_read: Error - Indirect register access failed: offset=0x00007010, value=0xe29a7d18
lsmod | grep rt
Code:
parport_pc             18091  0
parport                24431  2 parport_pc,lp
rt3070sta             536019  0
rt2800usb               9208  0
rt2800lib              24480  1 rt2800usb
rt2x00usb               6595  2 rt2800usb,rt2800lib
rt2x00lib              30502  2 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
led_class               1787  2 ath5k,rt2x00lib
mac80211              207141  3 ath5k,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
rtc_cmos                7838  0
rtc_core               11455  1 rtc_cmos
iTCO_vendor_support     1441  1 iTCO_wdt
rtc_lib                 1534  1 rtc_core
agpgart                22961  3 drm,intel_agp
cfg80211              120768  3 ath5k,rt2x00lib,mac80211
iwconfig wlan1 (the interface in question)
Code:
wlan1     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=20 dBm
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
ifconfig wlan1 up results in : SIOCSIFFLAGS: Protocol error

Using the rt3070sta drivers will result in the interface being named ra0 but similar issues arise.


I hope I've included enough information, I've searched google and this forum and tried MANY solutions. Thanks in advance for any help I can get, you guys are the bee's knees