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    Wireless just wont seem to work

    I have a Netgear WN511t Wireless card connecting to a wireless N router. For some reason, I cannot get wireless to work. There is not even an option for wireless in my network manager, any help is appreciated. Once i get wireless to work, this is going to be my main operating system. here is the info that I know to get. I am hooked to a Ethernet cable right now.

    This is my lshw -C network
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: BCM4401 100Base-T
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:0d:56:e8:a3:cb
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 ip=192.168.1.6 latency=32 module=ssb multicast=yes
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
    vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: cap_list
    configuration: latency=0

    My iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    And my ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:56:e8:a3:cb
    inet addr:192.168.1.6 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:2826 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:2423 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:3093420 (2.9 MB) TX bytes:405377 (395.8 KB)
    Interrupt:7

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2000 (1.9 KB) TX bytes:2000 (1.9 KB)

    I have installed and did everything i could think of with NDIS wrapper... any other suggestions is welcomed

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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    Check #48 in the Ndiswrapper card list website
    Last edited by jualin; August 2nd, 2008 at 06:22 PM. Reason: wrong number
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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    To make sure that #49 applies to you, post the results of
    lsusb
    lspcmcia
    when you write it on the terminal. You can check my signature for help on Ndiswrapper.
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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    Its the number 48 one i am using the newest drivers...think that can make a difference?

    lsusb is
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c01b Logitech, Inc. MX310 Optical Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    lspcmcia is
    Socket 0 Bridge: [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:02:04.0)
    CardBus card -- see "lspci" for more information

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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    LSPCI is

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
    02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 2a02 (rev 03)

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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    So you are using the PCMCIA one?
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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    Try installing the driver supplied on the Ndiswrapper website. Maybe that will help you. However the card is not showing with the lspcmcia command. What have you tried so far to make the card work?
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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    Right, its a PCMIA WN511T

    I followed the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...0at%20start-up

    to the best of my abilities.

    I have the drivers installed and the NDISWrapper interface says they were installed..

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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    Try running
    sudo ndiswrapper -l
    on the terminal. Download the driver from the Netgear Website suggested in #48 and then let me know when you are done to try installing this new driver.
    Last edited by jualin; August 2nd, 2008 at 06:50 PM. Reason: forgot to add "sudo"
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    Re: Wireless just wont seem to work

    Remember that we need to remove the driver first
    sudo ndiswrapper -e <driver name>
    , and then install the new driver that you just downloaded from the Netgear website that I mentioned.
    Last edited by jualin; August 2nd, 2008 at 06:50 PM. Reason: "sudo" was missing
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