View Full Version : [ubuntu] problem getting wifi working

September 15th, 2008, 03:41 AM
i have a intel PRO wireless adapter 3945ABG i have the windows wireless driver package installed on ubuntu, and i have found what i think is the driver needed, w39n51.inf and the folder and files holding it named "Drivers" i can install the driver with the program in ubuntu, it finds the hardware, and immediately locks the computer up and my caps lock light keeps blinking, i can hold FUNCTION and f2 that usually turns off my laptops wifi card as i bot up, and thus turn it off, and the system boots up perfectly fine, until i try to turn it on again. i even went to the intel site for my drivers and i got the same driver set. and im dual booting windows and i have already unchecked the option in power management that allows windows to turn off my wifi card, and still nothing.

more so i have an aircard that i would prefer to use, its the 595u aircard thru sprint, and i need a way to install its drivers and programs, unless theres an alternative of some kind?

im very green on linux, this is the first time ive ever installed it let alone used it or even looked at a linux desktop, any help is greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!

September 15th, 2008, 06:41 PM
First How are you installing the windows drivers in Linux?

Have a read here http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/making-intel-wireless-3945abg-work-better-on-ubuntu-hardy/

September 15th, 2008, 06:54 PM
He is using Nidwrapper (I think) to do that.