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    Ubuntu 9.04 not connecting to wireless


    Can anyone help a noob with getting my gateway laptop to access wireless internet? The wired internet is working fine, but Ubuntu 9.04 is not recognizing any wireless card or router. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Info from lspci in sticky thread posted below:

    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 03)
    Kernel modules: intelfb
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2843] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:2a08] (rev 03)
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b027 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Gateway Webcam
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    i915 67844 2
    drm 96424 3 i915
    binfmt_misc 16776 1
    ppdev 15620 0
    bridge 56212 0
    stp 10500 1 bridge
    bnep 20224 2
    input_polldev 11912 0
    joydev 18496 0
    lp 17156 0
    parport 42220 2 ppdev,lp
    snd_hda_intel 434100 3
    snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 83076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
    snd_seq_oss 37760 0
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    uvcvideo 63368 0
    snd_rawmidi 29696 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    video 25360 0
    psmouse 61972 0
    snd 62756 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
    soundcore 15200 1 snd
    pcspkr 10496 0
    serio_raw 13444 0
    compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo
    videodev 41600 1 uvcvideo
    snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    usb_storage 99648 0
    output 11008 1 video
    v4l1_compat 21764 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    iTCO_wdt 19108 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
    intel_agp 34108 1
    agpgart 42696 3 drm,intel_agp
    r8169 40836 0
    mii 13312 1 r8169
    fbcon 46112 0
    tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
    font 16384 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-15-generic

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    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:2a08] (rev 03)
    This is your card and sadly, it isn't well supported. You should be able to get it working with ndiswrapper.

    This post here describes how to get the card working in Ubuntu.

    If you do not have a CD with the driver on it, you can get it from the Netgear website, according to my googling. You may have a little difficulty extracting the driver from the exe file. I assume this is just a self-extracting zip. You can try right clicking and seeing if there is an option to extract, but I don't think there will be. You can try from the command line
    Code:
    unzip wn311t_4_2_setup.exe
    You can try cabextract if that doesn't work.
    You may need in install unzip and cabextract with
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install unzip cabextract
    Or lastly, you can run the setup in wine to get to the driver.

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