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Hello. I've been trying to get my WG111v2 wireless USB adapter (chipset rtl8187) to work for a while now, but no luck. I have a Vista/Ubuntu 6.10 dual boot. On ...
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    Hello. I've been trying to get my WG111v2 wireless USB adapter (chipset rtl8187) to work for a while now, but no luck. I have a Vista/Ubuntu 6.10 dual boot. On the Vista side, it works no problem, but I can't get it working in Ubuntu. According to the Ubuntu website, this adapter should work "out of box" with a native driver, but it doesn't. I've also followed several tutorials using ndiswrapper, but that hasn't worked either. I don't know how to proceed. Below are the results of several commands that might help. I'd really really really appreciate any help. Thanks!

    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    sit0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 No scan results
    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 802.11b/g ESSID:"linksys"
    Mode:Managed Channel=11 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Sensitivity=4/6
    Retry:on Fragment thr:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback


    iface eth0 inet dhcp

    auto eth1
    iface eth1 inet dhcp

    auto eth2
    iface eth2 inet dhcp

    auto ath0
    iface ath0 inet dhcp


    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    hostname lwpack-pc
    wireless_mode managed
    wireless-essid linksys
    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$

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    Anyone have any ideas? I can post the results of any needed commands, just let me know.

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    Put in your ESSID and key (If needed) and ping your wireless router. Tell me what happens.
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    According to iwconfig, your wireless adapter is working, what happens after this

    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwlist wlan0 scan
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    Oxygen, Juan Pablo,
    Thanks for the replies. How do I ping my router? Just type ping then the IP address? I did that and it said, "Network is unreachable."

    Here are the results of the commands suggested by Juan Pablo:

    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 No scan results

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Pablo
    According to iwconfig, your wireless adapter is working, what happens after this

    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwlist wlan0 scan
    So what do you make of it? Ubuntu seems to recognize my adapter, but can't detect any networks. It doesn't make much sense to me, the network is unsecured, and it's definitely broadcasting as I can connect to it in Vista (I have a dual boot) with the same adapter. Again, here are the results of the commands you suggested:

    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 No scan results

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