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    Exclamation Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    Okay, I've got the same newbie problem as the other newbies regarding wireless networking. I got it up and running a few months back, but the nimrod I rent from did something with his Verizon router and screwed everything up; we've got Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Dimension 4600C. Now I have to try getting my gf's Netgear WG111v3 back up & running. I've tried reinstalling all the ndiswrapper packages; the WB111v3 wireless dongle shows up as installed hardware, and I get the connection status bar at the top right, but I cannot connect to any web pages. So, from the beginning, can somebody please help get this working again? I realize everyone's machine is unique, and I have included some codes for diagnosis. Do I need to remove/reinstall any components? thanks for any help you may provide...

    Here's a list of commands; let me know what else you need:

    user@user-desktop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0b:db:8b:fa:84
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:18

    eth0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0b:db:8b:fa:84
    inet addr:169.254.9.223 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    Interrupt:18

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:20310 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:20310 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1020327 (996.4 KB) TX bytes:1020327 (996.4 KB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:22:3f:ee:bc:af
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1641 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2117 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:213729 (208.7 KB) TX bytes:257651 (251.6 KB)

    user@user-desktop:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    user@user-desktop:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    wg111v3 : driver installed
    device (0846:4260) present

    user@user-desktop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 05dc:a764 Lexar Media, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    user@user-desktop:~$ lshw
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    user-desktop
    description: Computer
    width: 32 bits
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    *-memory
    description: System memory
    physical id: 0
    size: xxxMiB
    *-cpu
    product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 1
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 15.2.9
    size: 18EHz
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up pebs bts cid xtpr
    configuration: id=0
    *-cache:0
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: 0
    size: 8KiB
    *-cache:1
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: 1
    size: 512KiB
    *-pci
    description: Host bridge
    product: 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp
    *-display UNCLAIMED
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-usb:0
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:1
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:2
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:3
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:4
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
    *-pci
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 82801 PCI Bridge
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1e
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
    version: c2
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
    *-communication UNCLAIMED
    description: Communication controller
    product: Conexant
    vendor: Conexant
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=64
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: BCM4401 100Base-T
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:01:01.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:0b:db:8b:fa:84
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master
    configuration: latency=0
    *-ide:0
    description: IDE interface
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master
    configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
    *-ide:1
    description: IDE interface
    product: 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master
    configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
    *-serial UNCLAIMED
    description: SMBus
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    *-multimedia
    description: Multimedia audio controller
    product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.5
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0
    *-scsi
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@4
    logical name: scsi4
    capabilities: scsi-host
    configuration: driver=usb-storage
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 2
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:22:3f:ee:bc:af
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+wg111v3 driverversion=1.52+NETGEAR Inc.,05/11/2007,5.1 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    user@user-desktop:~$
    user@user-desktop:~$

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    Your wireless card isn't connected to an access point and does not have an IP address assigned. Please consult the Ubuntu Wireless Troubleshooting Guide for troubleshooting this issue. Also, when you post output from a shell please enclose it in [code] tags.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    You really should consider upgrading to 9.10

    There was a sizeable jump in wireless compatibility from 8.04
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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    Sometimes you can't upgrade because 9.04 and above does not support some old hardware. I have a Thinkpad T60 that has a built in ATIx1300. ATI does not make a driver for this card that will work in 9.04 and above because these distros use a higher version of X window system that does not come in 8.10 and below. I have to use 8.04.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    Yeah... like I said, it's my gf's comp, not mine. Thanks for the input--we'll give it a shot and see what happens...

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by strAlan View Post
    Your wireless card isn't connected to an access point and does not have an IP address assigned. Please consult the Ubuntu Wireless Troubleshooting Guide for troubleshooting this issue. Also, when you post output from a shell please enclose it in [code] tags.
    Well, THAT was a little more confusing & frustrating. Not easy learning this after being a PC for so long!

    I went through this guide and still can't get it working. Can I just remove all networking components and try over? I'm really not computer-stupid, I just have all kinds of things going on around where I'm staying and it's easy to lose concentration around here. None of the Troubleshooting seemed to work. I can ping the DNS, but not the router. I can't seem to assign the IP address manually. What do I need here?

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

    You need to tell us at what point of the troubleshooting you failed. When you say you can ping the DNS but not the router, do you mean you can ping a DNS server or you can ping a machine by it's FQDN? Were you able to ping a machine on your network or outside your network?

    When you say you can't assign an IP address manually - what is happening when you attempt it? Are you using NetworkManager or are you using /etc/network/interfaces?
    Last edited by MaindotC; September 12th, 2010 at 12:39 AM.

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