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Thread: Lemony Snickets... a series of unfortunate hardware profiles (WIFI)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    South Africa
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Lemony Snickets... a series of unfortunate hardware profiles (WIFI)


    Fantastically and improbably I have very incompatible (ie with ubuntu) pieces of hardware on both my Desktop and laptop. Since the linux gods did not seem to bless me with any specific programing skills I am stuck with the following problem. (I must admit I have been a noob since a long,long time ago in a land far, far away)

    OK, my wifi does not seem to be working. Here is the low down:

    lucid lynx
    Netgear N300 usb(WN111v2)

    lucid lynx
    Broadcom BCM43xx (think it is BCM4311)

    Ive managed to get the WN111v2 using ndiswrapper and when i plug it in the wireless connection activates my wireless profile i have created, but i do not see any other wireless networks in the area.

    Next my laptop, Ive used the drivers given when you go to Sytem/Hardware Drivers for my bcm43xx and it seems to work. When i restart the laptop the same happens with the desktop. The network profile activates and it says it is connected. But i can also not see any other networks in the area and accordinly I cannot see the network created on the desktop.

    I also tried to see if both connections were active by checking whether my PS3 could pick up any wifi signals, but it did not.

    Also I when I disconnect both the laptop and desktop, the Wifi profiles disappear on each.

    Help a poor soul

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Williams Lake
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Lemony Snickets... a series of unfortunate hardware profiles (WIFI)

    Do you have a wireless router? If you don't take your laptop somewhere where there is public wifi access and try it there.

    btw you won't see anything from your ps3 unless you have setup ad hoc wireless networking.

    To setup ad hoc networking, have a look here
    Last edited by cariboo; May 14th, 2010 at 09:13 PM. Reason: added info


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