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sleepy-time-demon
June 1st, 2009, 10:19 PM
Does anyone know how to install the wireless driver for the Gateway M-6750?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04, and am more then willing to work under terminal. It just gets annoying to use Windows Vista for the wireless.

Thanks.

Steelmourne
June 2nd, 2009, 04:50 AM
post the report from terminal after this command: sudo lshw -C network

mapes12
June 2nd, 2009, 08:56 AM
There appears to be a large amount of posts regarding poor wifi support in 9.04. A fresh install of 8.10 or 8.04 may solve the problem. Alternatively, here are some links that may be helpful:

http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/products/wireless/

http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

http://madwifi.org/

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=794815

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...3d3c3468508d45

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide

Mark

linux_nood
June 3rd, 2009, 01:22 AM
hey install ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope is better that just the 9.04 .......i have a gateway and Jaunty runs really good no problems....

ready4thebreak
June 3rd, 2009, 02:22 AM
what wireless chipset are you using? I have a ML6732 and mine has a Realtek 8187B, but I see your's is an N card, so look at the bottom of the laptop and it should say which chipset you have.

albinootje
June 3rd, 2009, 02:42 AM
Does anyone know how to install the wireless driver for the Gateway M-6750?

It will be very useful (for us to try to help you) to post the output of the following here :


sudo lshw -C network
lspci
lsusb

sleepy-time-demon
June 3rd, 2009, 03:26 AM
There appears to be a large amount of posts regarding poor wifi support in 9.04. A fresh install of 8.10 or 8.04 may solve the problem. Alternatively, here are some links that may be helpful:

http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/products/wireless/

http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

http://madwifi.org/

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=794815

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...3d3c3468508d45

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide

Mark

It didn't work in 8.04 or 8.10, which is why I'm trying again now.


what wireless chipset are you using? I have a ML6732 and mine has a Realtek 8187B, but I see your's is an N card, so look at the bottom of the laptop and it should say which chipset you have.

Doesn't say, though I know it's a Realtek. More info is below though.


hey install ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope is better that just the 9.04 .......i have a gateway and Jaunty runs really good no problems....

I've installed Jaunty. I've just needed to configure this last step.


It will be very useful (for us to try to help you) to post the output of the following here :


sudo lshw -C network
lspci
lsusb


All three plus their outputs:


paul@paul-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for paul:
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:e0:b8:e4:82:a8
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=10.10.20.12 latency=0 link=yes module=r8169 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 0e:0b:07:97:33:5c
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
paul@paul-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 2a08 (rev 03)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
paul@paul-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0458:0007 KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b027 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Gateway Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
paul@paul-laptop:~$

albinootje
June 3rd, 2009, 01:00 PM
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 2a08 (rev 03)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)


Thanks.
Here's someone with a solution :
http://www.joewein.net/blog/2008/03/10/first-impressions-of-vista-and-ubuntu/

Jump to : "Update, 2008-03-18:
The Marvell TOPDOG wireless adapter is now working with Ubuntu"

ready4thebreak
June 3rd, 2009, 06:46 PM
ok so you have a slightly different chipset than mine. You can always use the Ndiswrapper to see if it works for the card. It didn't work for me, so I resulted to another method. So try out Ndiswrapper(you can find it in Applications> Add/Remove...) and if it doesn't work we can try something else.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#head-e9add4bb153f00b8e2d11146b690f4f09336889b

And according to Realtek's site it supports Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 both x86 and x64, I'd recommend trying these drivers BEFORE trying Ndiswrapper.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=7&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

sleepy-time-demon
June 3rd, 2009, 10:08 PM
albinootje, I haven't got a clue where the Windows XP driver IS for this computer, so I need help finding that as well since Gateway doesn't provide Windows XP drivers.

ready4thebreak, I don't know how to compile drivers and install them. Could you please help me with that too?

I'm sorry guys, this is the first piece of a long puzzle I've been trying to solve for a while. I might have used Ubuntu for now a year and a half, but only now I'm trying to get the wireless going and might have a chance. And I'm sad to say this stuff is going over my head unless you could give me a step-by-step, including where to download it, please and thank you.

albinootje
June 3rd, 2009, 10:24 PM
albinootje, I haven't got a clue where the Windows XP driver IS for this computer, so I need help finding that as well since Gateway doesn't provide Windows XP drivers.

According to the link I've posted earlier, the driver would have the name : NetMW14x.inf

Search for that on your machine in case you have a dual-boot installation, or cdrom if you have.
If you can't find them there, search for that on the net.

See the link I gave earlier for step-by-step instructions, and see here for more of the same instructions, but with perhaps more useful information :

http://austringer.net/wp/index.php/2009/01/27/linux-and-marvell-topdog-wireless/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575785&page=2

The first step in installing Ndiswrapper would be this :


sudo apt-get install ndisgtk

And make sure you download the 32-bit driver if you use Ubuntu 32-bit, or.. the 64-bit driver if you use Ubuntu 64-bit.

Good luck!

albinootje
June 3rd, 2009, 10:36 PM
See here : http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4420231&postcount=14

Download that zip file, and move or copy it to /tmp, and open a terminal, then use the following :


cd /tmp/
unzip wn511t_3_0_setup.zip
sudo apt-get install cabextract
cabextract wn511t_3_0_setup.exe
cd Disk1/
sudo apt-get install wine
wine ./Setup.exe

Start installing it with wine, until it crashes in the end (don't worry, it's not important, you only need those files installed).

Then go into that new directory :


cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/NETGEAR/WN511T/
cp NetMW14x.inf ~/Desktop

Now the file should be on your desktop.

If you never used Wine before, remove the .wine/ directory (Open the file manager, press ctl-h to make hidden files/directories visible, and remove only .wine/, after that press ctl-h again).

From there continue with the instructions from the earlier links.

sleepy-time-demon
June 4th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Alright, it's installed now, thanks. However, now I need to configure it.

Documentation reads Open the Networking Admin tool (System | Administration | Networking)

but there is no file there by that name. I'm not sure if I said this before but I'm using Janty, so might it be under a different name then?

albinootje
June 4th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Alright, it's installed now, thanks. However, now I need to configure it.


In Jaunty/9.04 it's under -> System -> Preferences -> Network Connections.

sleepy-time-demon
June 6th, 2009, 02:58 AM
THANKS GUYS, It works perfectly! Thanks a million!

chmbrs
August 7th, 2009, 02:21 AM
this guide worked for me. read carefully and follow all the steps carefully. it works great and works on start up.


. Network Manager applet only

* If you are using the nm-applet to configure Wireless Network, ndiswrapper will not be started by the network manager alias setting. Ensure the ndiswrapper module is loaded at system startup:

Edit /etc/modules file to add an entry for ndiswrapper at the end of the file In Ubuntu,
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gksudo gedit /etc/modules

chmbrs
August 7th, 2009, 02:21 AM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

that's the complete guide

indrewjones0870
February 17th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Help! I am a new Linux user, relatively computer savvy. I have a gateway m-6750 laptop dual booted with vista and linux ubuntu 9.1. I have followed all the steps with no luck. Up on the bar where it shows your connection, when i right click usually it would say enable networking, enable wireless. However, mine only has the enable networking option. Can someone please help me get wireless?
thanks