Linksys WUSB600N on Ubuntu

Since I recently moved, I also needed to make a few changes to my home setup. Up till now, I always had a wall or a border where I could hide the CAT5/CAT6 cable for my boxen. But my new flat has doors everywhere. So I decided to buy two Linksys WUSB600N for my XBMC-box as well as for the NAS-box.

The setup was pretty straight forward, I didn’t have to fiddle with it too long. The only thing I had to do, was setup wpa_supplicant in /etc/network/interfaces, as the router supplied by my provider comes with WPA2 enabled (which is a good thing).

Additionally, I just reinstalled my NAS-box with Karmic Koala. That gave me a bit of trouble, since apparently since Jaunty they included new drivers for the ralink-devices (namely rt2800usb and rt2x00usb). These two sadly don’t work with the WUSB600N, so I had to blacklist them (/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ralink.conf in my case).