I also tried connecting with WPA2 security removed from the router. If you don’t see available networks in the drop-down menu, try clicking on “Connect to Hidden Wireless Network.. Adding back the System Tray applet now displays the Network Manager icon. Netgear Wireless USB 2. I have also downloaded firmware.

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HowTo “Made in China” version. The good WG uses the Prism54 drivers, and is very easy to get working under Fedora and other Linux distributions.

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Lubuntu has a bug in its latest versions due to which the Network Manager’s icon “nm-applet” at the top-right corner doesn’t come up at all by default. The good card, and apparently two bad ones. My previous post about the WG got cut off. My access point is T1tb0fW Kernel team bugs 7.

Lonux list of required.

WG511T – 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card

I’ve switched encryption off to check it’s nothing to do with that and rebooted dual boot into Windows on the same laptop to check it’s not hardware.

So you should try the one in the windows driver. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.


The keyboard keys may also start to repeat as you type, making it very hard to actually use the computer for anything.

The newest bad card that you’ll likely run into at a retailer is also labeled as “v2”, but it has a black antenna and has the “v2” label on both the front of the card and the back. Okay, I have double checked, but after the kernel finishes booting, loading all modules, and I login as “root”, I did an “lsmod” to list all modules that are loaded and here is the full list:.

Either I’ve had a complete moment of stupidity or there is something not quite intuitive about the Wireless network management.

Email me about changes wg511h this bug report. I’m sure I’m typing the correct key, I have other wireless devices that connect to this network. Netgear chose to make this more difficult that it should have been, by having several very different cards sharing virtually the same packaging and label.

Dan White ubuntu-danwhite wrote on Having a problem logging in? Reboot the router after saving the changes.

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Instead a set of default settings appear and have to be reset using iwconfig. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Sun Mar 18 Also works out of the box on Feisty with NetworkManager.

The Netgear WG511 Wireless PC Card and Linux

Both ethernet and wireless can be used at the same time, but I can’t say very confidently when it works when it doesn’t. Substitute whatever device name llnux wish for eth1. The “taint” messages you posted don’t look too serious, but they are certainly not normal either. May 24th, 6. May 24th, 7. The latest stable version 1.

Launchpad Janitor janitor wrote on Driver – For a PCI device: If it mentions Atheros then you need to install madwifi.