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This computer had Windows Vista. The hole drive was formated, and Ubuntu 11.04 installed. I have tried multipliable drivers, found one that works but, it doesn't show any extensions. Here ...
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    Wireless problems on a Gateway Series M computer


    This computer had Windows Vista. The hole drive was formated, and Ubuntu 11.04 installed. I have tried multipliable drivers, found one that works but, it doesn't show any extensions. Here is the setup text, I would like to here any input on the subject.
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    Take a look at this thread.
    It seems you may need to install Ndiswrapper to get things going.
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    I have just done the same thing for the third time, It shows the hardware being present. It still don't show it the network connections. It must be something I'm missing like a change in a sys file. In the windows files. At this point I'm just guessing.
    Last edited by Eino; 12-31-2011 at 04:26 PM. Reason: change word

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    It shows the hardware being present. It still don't show it the network connections.
    what does

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig -a

    show?

    Your wireless chip is

    Code:
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:2a08] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:2a08]
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device [107b:0380]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    your original ifconfig -a showed no wireless.
    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:e0:b8:e4:d0:17  
              inet addr:192.168.1.7  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:b8ff:fee4:d017/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:4083 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3757 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:3737280 (3.7 MB)  TX bytes:776089 (776.0 KB)
              Interrupt:43 Base address:0x4000 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:720 (720.0 B)  TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)
    If you installed ndiswrapper correctly. Something like wlan0 or Eth1 or ra0 may show up for wireless.
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    Did you do a
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    modprobe ndiswrapper
    Any errors?
    Check the output of
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    Thanks everyone, Oh Ya !!! I got it working !!!
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    Here is all the steps to get the wireless working.
    First I had to install wine because the driver was an windows exe file. After opening the program, and the files i closed wine.
    1. opened the terminal
    2. entered in "cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/NETGEAR/WN511T/" to change the directory.
    3. sudo ndiswrapper -i NetMW14x.inf
    4. sudo ndiswrapper -a 11ab:2a08 netmw14x This came up with a warning just ignore it, and move on.
    5. sudo ndiswrapper -m
    6. sudo depmod -a
    7. sudo modprobe ndiswrapper


    I had a problem with the wireless after reboot or shutdown. I had to run modprobe ndiswrapper in the terminal. I tried a script with just the modprobe ndiswrapper, but it didn't work this is what worked.


    gksudo gedit /etc/init.d/wirelessfix.sh

    when the file pops up type in:

    #!/bin/bash
    cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/NETGEAR/WN511T/
    sudo ndiswrapper -i NetMW14x.inf
    sudo ndiswrapper -a 11ab:2a08 netmw14x
    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    sudo depmod -a
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

    then save the file and go back into the terminal

    cd /etc/init.d/

    sudo chmod 755 wirelessfix.sh

    sudo update-rc.d wirelessfix.sh defaults

    The system take a few more seconds to start, But I have a reliable connection. I haven't tested to see what happens after the notebook goes to sleep.
    Last edited by Eino; 01-01-2012 at 10:09 PM.

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    Good deal!
    Thanks for posting the steps. This may help others who are running into the same issue.
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