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    Unhappy Dual Boot: Win Wifi OK, Ubuntu wifi OK yesterday, not today

    I am having Wifi troubles with a new Ubuntu 11.04 installation.

    It is a dual boot PC, and the same Hercules wifi dongle works perfectly with Windows XP, and reports a strong wireless signal. I use an old WEP security, it's always been enough.

    The Wifi worked when I set up 11.04, and I downloaded some fixes. Today it will not work.

    It keeps asking repeatedly for "Authentication Required by wireless network" even though this has been saved. I re-enter the code manually, and the process repeats again after about 1 minute. After about 3 attempts, it stops and says "disconnected".

    But it's not HW, since Win XP goes on working.

    What sort of problem can I be looking for? A driver issue? Strange that it should work yesterday. Maybe a fix was downloaded that caused a driver problem?

    I have 2 other 11.04 PCs here. Can I download a driver manually and move it to the wifi-failing PC?

    My level is a bit above beginner, but I can get lost easily if your advice is too technical.

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    Re: Dual Boot: Win Wifi OK, Ubuntu wifi OK yesterday, not today

    As background, I note that the Hercules USB dongle is this one:

    http://www.hercules.com/us/wifi/bdd/...g-hwgusb2-54-/

    I have had this dongle for about 3-4 years, so one might hope there are Ubuntu compatible drivers around.

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    Re: Dual Boot: Win Wifi OK, Ubuntu wifi OK yesterday, not today

    Time ran out.

    I read elsewhere on this site that the D-Link GW510 worked 'out of the box' so I dug out an old PCI card, and indeed it seems to be fine.

    But I would be interested in anyone's solution to my original Hercules driver problem. After all, Wifi dongles are easier than PCI cards for testing.

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    Re: Dual Boot: Win Wifi OK, Ubuntu wifi OK yesterday, not today

    Just closing old threads

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