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I am new and tried the CD and XP and ubantu coexist without difficulty but my wireless card Netgear WG511V2 wireless card does NOT work!, bummer. I don't want to ...
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    Just joined, ubantu nearly works on my Compaq 2800T laptop!


    I am new and tried the CD and XP and ubantu coexist without difficulty but my wireless card Netgear WG511V2 wireless card does NOT work!, bummer.

    I don't want to buy another card and not sure how I can get this card to work...

    any help will be greatly appreciated.

    gychang

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    Which version of Ubuntu do you use?
    Open a terminal (Applications->Accessories) and type:
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release
    Close it with ctrl+c.
    Then type:
    Code:
    uname -r
    Post the output of the commands here.

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    Compaq 2800T and ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by L4Linux View Post
    Which version of Ubuntu do you use?
    Open a terminal (Applications->Accessories) and type:
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release
    Close it with ctrl+c.
    Then type:
    Code:
    uname -r
    Post the output of the commands here.
    thanks so much, this is great, Ubuntu is amazing.

    answers are :
    "ubuntu"
    "8.10"
    "intreped"
    "2.6.27-7-generic"

    Would really like to switch from Win-Ubuntu...

    gychang

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    Go to System->Administration->Hardware drivers and let it install the drivers it says. You will have to connect to the internet with an ethernet cable first.
    Another thing you can try is:
    Open System->Administration->Network and go to wireless tab. Click add and give the configuration you gave to windows. If no card is shown, type in terminal
    Code:
    lspci
    to see if the adapter is recognized. If it is recognized, it means that you don't have the driver. You can use the windows driver instead, with the help of ndiswrapper. To install it type in terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndisgtk
    and run it from System->Administration->Windows wireless drivers

    There is documentation for ndiswrapper in Ubuntu here

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    Quote Originally Posted by L4Linux View Post
    You can use the windows driver instead, with the help of ndiswrapper. To install it type in terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndisgtk
    and run it from System->Administration->Windows wireless drivers

    There is documentation for ndiswrapper in Ubuntu here
    I will have to use the windows driver and follow your suggestion.

    gychang

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