As you can tell I am brand new to the forums and as you will soon find out, brand new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu and am attempting to connect to my wireless router, which is a NETGEAR WGR614 v.7. When I attempt to connect to the network it just spins for a while, asks for my password, then spins for a while longer before asking for the password again. This repeats endlessly. From what I can tell, I may have a driver problem. I downloaded the firmware (WGR614v9-V1.2.30_41.0.44NA.chk) on another computer and brought it over to this one using a thumb drive.
My questions are these: How do I tell if this is a driver issue? If it is, how might I install this firmware that I've gotten from NETGEAR or do I need something else?
I apologize if something similar to this was answered earlier, but I welcome any and all advice.