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    WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    Hello,
    I currently cannot connect to the internet with my USB wifi adapter.
    It's an Netgear WG111v3
    Ubuntu says it's connected and I have an IP address, but I can't even ping the gateway.
    It works fine on windows.
    Searching on google has led me to believe it's a driver issue, but I am not able to install it.

    Some stuff I think might be important:
    ifconfig:
    Code:
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:f2:b7:e4:b1  
              inet addr:192.168.2.101  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::226:f2ff:feb7:e4b1/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:968 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:141 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:152175 (152.1 KB)  TX bytes:25124 (25.1 KB)
    lsusb:
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111v3 54 Mbps Wireless [realtek RTL8187B]
    Thanks for your advice

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    This link may help you as it seems to have a solid work around. Check it out and let me know if it works for you.

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    No it did not help, after the installation of the WinXP driver using ndisgtk I get "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found."
    When I reboot the interface wlan0 disappears.
    Could it be because of this?

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    Ndiswrapper is WELL superseded for this card and many others. Avoid!!! Now you have it installed you are going to have issues getting the correct driver installed unless you uninstall and do some blacklisting. Not a great start.

    There is TONS of info and howtos available for getting this card working. Have a dig through this:

    http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/se...1v3+ubuntu&ql=

    First off, you should do an update via a ethernet cable. See if you are offered the correct driver (which probably won't install as you have the ndiswrapper stuff in the way) and check 'Additional Drivers'.

    To all users: dig deep before going anywhere near ndiswrapper. As mentioned, it is no longer used for the majority of cards ... and that means 95+ percent. The last major problem was with Broadcom cards but since the STA and B43 drivers arrived, ndiswrapper is rarely seen and is pretty much obsolete, at least in Ubuntu.

    PS: The link you were provided with appears to be for a totally different card: A Realtek RTL8187B. Have no idea why this was suggested as your card is not only a different model, but a totally different make! Netgear ... This might help:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=732827

    Also, could you open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and post here the results of this command:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Cheers. It appears from a couple of the links I've looked at the driver may have been in the kernel since 2.6.** I'll assume you're using 12.10? If so you might like to give 12.04 LTS a whirl. Much stabler at the moment and a better ride for a newcomer to learn the Ubuntu ropes.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; November 11th, 2012 at 12:50 AM.

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    First off, you should do an update via a wireless cable.
    Perhaps you meant Ethernet cable?
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    Perhaps you meant Ethernet cable?
    Indeed. Post edited. Thanks for that, just got up!

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    I understand. I've lately been noticing the adverse affects of posting between waking up and getting my coffee.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    Ok I'll give 12.04 a try since it seems I need to reinstall the OS to get rid of ndiswrapper anyway.

    I had installed all available updates using the ethernet cable, but it still didn't work.

    Here is the result of "sudo lshw -C network" just in case it's useful somehow:
    Code:
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 06
           serial: 00:25:22:cd:54:f7
           size: 100Mbit/s
           capacity: 1Gbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8168e-3_0.0.4 03/27/12 ip=192.168.2.105 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
           resources: irq:45 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:d0004000-d0004fff memory:d0000000-d0003fff
      *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           bus info: usb@2:1.4
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:26:f2:b7:e4:b1
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8187 driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.2.101 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
    And as you said there is tons of infos available, but most are from 2010 and before, and quite confusing (to me at least)

    Many thanks for your help I'll post again after I've installed 12.04

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    Re: WG111v3 wi-fi connection issue

    Yes it worked once I installed 12.04.
    Thank you guys very much!!

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