View Full Version : [SOLVED] wireless network connection troubleshooting

July 9th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Just installed ubuntu 11.04 on an old pc. At first, I was unable use my wireless usb adapter (netgear wpn111), but was successful after installing ndiswrapper-common and ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 manually. cool! then I updated all packages successfully via synaptic package manager and rebooted.

now I have lost network connectivity. the os still sees the wireless usb adapter, but I have no connectivity. the indicator applet shows an exclamation point.

How can I troubleshoot this? are there logs? can I fallback to a previous good state?

I am new to ubuntu, but experienced in unix. note: my pc only has 1/2 GB memory if that matters. but, hey, it worked once!


July 9th, 2011, 05:28 PM
I simply unplugged the usb dongle and rebooted the machine. Now I have connectivity.