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imagoth2004
November 27th, 2008, 01:03 AM
So I originally posted this issued on launchpad, and I still haven't heard from anyone, so I decided to post here... Originally when I installed Ubuntu my wireless works. However, it drops connection a LOT. Usually when there is a sudden change in the environment (walking between the line of my router in the living room and to the wireless card in my room, or when I close the door.) so I figured it might help if I installed the drivers that came with my cd. So I installed ndisgtk, and the other two programs it automatically puts on when you install it with Synaptic Package Manager. I copied the drivers (all of them on the disc) to a folder I made on the root of the file system. Then I used Windows Wireless Drivers when it installed during the ndis stuff, and it installed fine... So I figured that's all I needed to do since that's all it said online, so I went to reboot, and when I got back into the system it says that my wireless isn't connected at all. I checked iwconfig, and it's non-existent. So I uninstalled the driver, and rebooted then still nothing. Then I uninstalled the 3 ndis programs, and still nothing. I'm still a beginner with anything linux related, so help a /b/rotha out?

PC: Compaq Presario: SR1911X
Wireless model: Dell wireless 1450 Wireless USB adapter: 413c:8104
Ubuntu 8.10
Kernel: 2.6.27-7-generic x86_64

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0e:a6:f6:b5:ce
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:23

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:800 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:800 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:55840 (55.8 KB) TX bytes:55840 (55.8 KB)

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

Module Size Used by
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nls_cp437 15232 1
vfat 21120 1
fat 64824 1 vfat
binfmt_misc 18700 1
bridge 64544 0
stp 11268 1 bridge
bnep 23168 2
rfcomm 51104 0
sco 20612 2
l2cap 33280 6 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth 70820 6 bnep,rfcomm,sco,l2cap
ppdev 16904 0
powernow_k8 23684 0
cpufreq_ondemand 16400 1
cpufreq_userspace 12420 0
cpufreq_powersave 10368 0
cpufreq_stats 14468 0
freq_table 13568 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_conservative 16392 0
container 12288 0
video 28948 0
output 11776 1 video
wmi 15808 0
pci_slot 13704 0
sbs 22288 0
sbshc 14592 1 sbs
battery 21128 0
iptable_filter 11520 0
ip_tables 28176 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 31752 1 ip_tables
ac 13448 0
parport_pc 44200 0
lp 19588 0
parport 50096 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 20736 0
psmouse 51612 0
serio_raw 14596 0
pcspkr 11136 0
k8temp 13568 0
snd_hda_intel 489264 3
snd_usb_audio 107776 1
snd_pcm_oss 52608 0
snd_mixer_oss 25088 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 99208 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 17680 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_usb_lib 27264 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 16904 1 snd_usb_audio
ndiswrapper 253696 0
snd_seq_dummy 11524 0
snd_seq_oss 42368 0
snd_seq_midi 15872 0
snd_rawmidi 34176 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
wacom 29824 0
snd_seq_midi_event 16768 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
evdev 20512 9
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soundcore 16800 1 snd
i2c_nforce2 15752 0
nvidia 7804864 36
i2c_core 36128 2 i2c_nforce2,nvidia
button 15904 0
shpchp 42140 0
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ext3 150544 1
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mbcache 17924 1 ext3
usb_storage 92864 1
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crc_t10dif 10240 1 sd_mod
libusual 31784 1 usb_storage
sr_mod 24644 0
cdrom 47784 1 sr_mod
sg 45408 0
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hid 59072 1 usbhid
sata_nv 35208 2
pata_amd 22020 0
ata_generic 14212 0
pata_acpi 13568 0
forcedeth 68112 0
libata 200160 4 sata_nv,pata_amd,ata_generic,pata_acpi
ohci_hcd 34972 0
ehci_hcd 48908 0
scsi_mod 183160 5 usb_storage,sd_mod,sr_mod,sg,libata
dock 18464 1 libata
usbcore 175376 10 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,ndiswrapper,wacom,usb_st orage,libusual,usbhid,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
thermal 27424 0
processor 47800 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 13576 0
fbcon 51200 0
tileblit 11264 1 fbcon
font 17152 1 fbcon
bitblit 14592 1 fbcon
softcursor 10496 1 bitblit
fuse 68288 3

imagoth2004
November 27th, 2008, 07:54 AM
:/ It's a shame no one is helping here. I decided to just reinstall ubuntu and run off of the generic driver it's using. Is there a way to make ubuntu change drivers, or at least give me a less confusing installation guide on what to do. I'm really getting sick of losing connection when I walk through my door to use the bathroom.

imagoth2004
November 28th, 2008, 04:08 AM
I'm srsly at the point of just going back to XP. Even though I hate Windows as long as I have a steady, normal speed connection without having to unplug the adapter ever 5-10 min I'd be willing.

Dareajoe
November 28th, 2008, 05:11 AM
How can I make my dell wireless 1450 wireless USB adapter not lag so much.....?In a game such as Runescape by Jagex Ltd, I get a very annoying 8 second delay whenever I command my character to move to a targeted position. Please help...!thanks..

Ayuthia
November 28th, 2008, 11:00 AM
:/ It's a shame no one is helping here. I decided to just reinstall ubuntu and run off of the generic driver it's using. Is there a way to make ubuntu change drivers, or at least give me a less confusing installation guide on what to do. I'm really getting sick of losing connection when I walk through my door to use the bathroom.

If you are losing connection when you are walking through your door, it sounds like your wireless is getting interference. Are there other routers out there that are using the same channel or are there any electronic devices that might be causing the interference? Even though you are having no problems in Windows, Windows is using a different driver so the results are different.

imagoth2004
November 28th, 2008, 11:51 PM
Problem solved. I looked more into it, and found that the only driver for the wireless adapter (the one I'm using) Is 32-bit only. So I installed the 32-bit OS, and reinstalled ndiswrapper. Everything is fine now. No drops or anything. It would be nice if someone could remake the ndiswrapper list and post if it's a 32 or 64 bit driver though. :/