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April 28th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Hi, im kinda new so explain it slowly. I bought a D-Link DWL-G650 but it wont work when i plug it into my laptop with ubuntu. Any help would be appreciated.

April 28th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Please tell us which chipset this card has. Open a terminal Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and, with the card inserted, do:
sudo lshw -C networkYou will get some data about your ethernet connection, if any, and your wireless. Post the wireless details and we'll get you going.

April 28th, 2008, 12:46 AM
I entered in what you said, and entered my sudo password and it came up with this:

PCI (sysfs)

description: AR5001-0000-0000
product: Wireless LAN Reference Card
vendor: Atheros Communications, Inc.
physical id: 0
version: 00
slot: Socket 0
resources: irq:11
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 42
serial: 00:08:02:ba:a4:7e
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k4-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=66 link=no maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 module=e100 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
description: Wireless interface
product: AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wifi0
version: 01
serial: 00:40:05:54:0c:23
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath_pci latency=168 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 module=ath_pci multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

April 28th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Looks good so far. Let's now see:
sudo iwconfig wifi0
sudo iwlist wifi0 scanThen we'll proceed.

April 28th, 2008, 01:21 AM
I enter the terminal and enter my password and it shows this:

blake@blake-laptop:~$ sudo iwconfig wifi0
[sudo] password for blake:
wifi0 no wireless extensions.

blake@blake-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wifi0 scan
wifi0 Interface doesn't support scanning.



April 28th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Come on, wireless, no more hiding!

Please go to System-> Administration -> Network and unlock by giving your password. Is the little box next to Wireless checked? Check it, if not. Select Properties and check Enable This Connection. Did your wireless spring to life?

April 28th, 2008, 01:42 AM
What does it look like if its checked?

April 28th, 2008, 01:43 AM
And should roaming mode be enabled?

April 28th, 2008, 01:48 AM
I un-checked roaming mode and entered in my settings for the wireless network, but when i start mozilla it has a Page Load Error???

April 28th, 2008, 01:49 AM
By the way, im using 8.04

April 28th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Roaming mode should be checked if you will roam, that is, travel from Starbucks to airport to motel, etc. and want to roam from network to network. If most of your activity will be sitting at your desk at home, in my opinion, you don't want or need it.

Are you sure your settings are correct? ESSID is strictly case sensitive. Using any encryption? WEP, WPA or Klingon?

Did you give it a few seconds to try to connect? By the way, I'd suggest DHCP until we're sure all the other settings are correct.

April 28th, 2008, 02:11 AM
I gave it some time to connect, my router is strictly DHCP and it uses 64bit HEX, i entered the correct ESSID (Although in my other windows machine it is called an SSID)

P.S. I accidently told it WEP Ascii instead of WEP Hexidecimal, but it still refuses to connect.

April 28th, 2008, 02:22 AM
in my other windows machine it is called an SSIDThat's so last year. Hpefully, for you Windows will soon be a fading memory!

Let's go back to the terminal:
iwconfigMake sure the wireless interface is actually wifi0.
sudo iwconfig wifi0 essid <your_ESSID>
sudo iwconfig wifi0 key <your_10_character_HEX>
sudo dhclient wifi0Sometimes, interfaces won't respond properly to dhclient, and require:
sudo ifup wifi0Let us know.

April 28th, 2008, 03:00 AM
this is what happened when i typed

blake@blake-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"HOME" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:17 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-90 dBm Noise level=-90 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

And this after ur second command

blake@blake-laptop:~$ sudo iwconfig wifi0 essid HOME
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wifi0 ; Invalid argument.

I have a strange feeling that u should be usin Ath0 instead of wifi0.

P.S. i got the wireless working by using ath0 instead of wifi0

June 5th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I have the exact same problem with the exact same card specs, only I still cant seem to configure it to work. This is my first foray into linux, so I'm a bit lost. Thinking about trying the madwifi drivers but wanted to give a little system tweaking a try first.

June 16th, 2008, 12:45 PM
I have the same card - but not the same problem I think. I can see the my router (also Dlink) but I cannot connect because my router wants 64/128 bit hex and the Network Manager in Kubuntu does not have that option....how do I get the Network Manager to install more options?

June 17th, 2008, 03:00 AM
OK, I have got this card to work with Wireless Assistant....howeve, I can use Kopete and send IMs....but I cannot get Firefox to work with it...It just gives me an Offline Mode - try again!!

Very frustrating...

June 17th, 2008, 03:53 AM
OK, I have got this card to work with Wireless Assistant....howeve, I can use Kopete and send IMs....but I cannot get Firefox to work with it...It just gives me an Offline Mode - try again!!

Very frustrating...

ok solved it by clicking work>offline .....darn!!

June 27th, 2008, 02:17 PM
ok, erm, just went through the codes and stuff in the terminal, and basically, it wasnt working with wifi0 or whatever was similar to that.. if people cant get that to work, try wlan0 as that made mine work.