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    Angry Wifi on Dell Inspiron 9400 - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945

    Hi,

    I'm on this problem for several hours now...I think I need some help quick.
    I have installed Ubuntu Hardy LTS on a 32bit Dell Inspiron 9400. Everything but the Wifi works fine.

    Wifi Networks are found, but connecting to them is the problem. I'm constantly asked for the WEP Key. I enter it but can not connect. The Wifi has an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

    uname -r gives back: 2.6.24-23-generic
    ndiswrapper -l gives back: currently not installed

    When I try to install ndiswrapper: 0 updated, removed, new
    So I've installed ndisgtk (GUI for ndiswrapper) and the ndiswrapper utils 1.9

    When I try to open ndisgtk (System > Administration > Windows Wireless Drivers) it crashes/ opens and closes itself immediately.


    Here I am,...offline. Does anybody have some advice for me? Any ideas?
    Last edited by Jabz.biz; February 19th, 2009 at 02:05 PM.

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    Re: Wifi on Dell Inspiron 9400 - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945

    This may or may not be helpful, but I've had a similar problem before.

    In my case the problem was the signal not being strong enough, or too much interference. It's still an intermitent problem for me when my wireless signal isn't very strong.

    Try these as a start:

    - Move really close to your router and try again.
    - Change the channel on your router, and change the mode to g only, instead of b&g or auto. (This is what fixed it for me).

    Post back and let us know how these go.

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    Re: Wifi on Dell Inspiron 9400 - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945

    Hi, thanks for your reply.

    I'm pretty sure now, that this is a driver issue. See my post above, I have just added a few things. My latest problem is, that ndisgtk crashes when I try to open it for installing the needed driver.

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    Re: Wifi on Dell Inspiron 9400 - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945

    I have the same problem here. There are days that I cannot connect to the Network with Ubuntu. Everything works well when I switch to Windows, so I believe it's a driver issue.

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    Re: Wifi on Dell Inspiron 9400 - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945

    what kernel are you running?

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    Re: Wifi on Dell Inspiron 9400 - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945

    2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Thu Jan 29 19:24:39 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

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