[fixed] Fail to insert dummy STA entry for the AP (error -17)

error

  • My linux couldn’t connect to WiFi
  • dmesg in terminal shows

      [ XXX.XXXXXX] wlan0: failed to insert Dummy STA entry for the AP (error -17)
    
  • same problem described here

configuration

  • LMDE 201201 (with update 4)
  • linux kernel 3.2.0-2-486 (see yours with uname -r in terminal)
  • wireless NIC: RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R
  • wired ethernet: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E

fixes

  1. patching kernel
  2. use NDISWrapper instead of linux driver · source
  3. my way
    • disconnect Wired Ethernet
    • restart
    • connect to WiFi (no more error)
    • connect Ethernet
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