I'm having problems connecting via my rt73 USB card. Its an edimax 7318usg.
I've followed the excellent article by ottovoncat. And have been digging around a bit myself so I've tried installing various drivers, including the serialmonkey latest, the old version and the 3.0.2 version from

The problem I'm having is that I can only establish a connection on a small percentage of attempts either with wireless assistant, or via console. Whereas windows will get straight to it EVERY time. I have to remove the card and dhcpcd it a few times I might get the connection after a few attempts with BT. Its the same with bt3beta and final. Oh and I'm using virtual machine.

Any ideas whats going on here?