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Old 10-19-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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I am just staring in the world of Linux (I want to stop eating what Microsoft leaves behind). I have this minor problem using Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). The OS had detected my CNET Wireless-G USB Dongle (CWD-854). I have a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT-120N). I see in the top right corner of the OS the wireless icon. When I click on it, it displays the SSID of my wireless. When I click on it, it ask me for my wireless password. It start to try to connect to my wireless router, but it always end up disconnecting. Can anyone tell me why is this happen and how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-19-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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I think it's the fact that Linksys routers only work with Linksys adapters. Try getting a newer Linksys adapter, like, say, the WMP600N. It really works with Ubuntu right out of the box.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
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I think it's the fact that Linksys routers only work with Linksys adapters. Try getting a newer Linksys adapter, like, say, the WMP600N. It really works with Ubuntu right out of the box.
First of all I love your quotes. Amen for that. Second. Thanks for answering my question. The fact is that the Dongle works fine with Windows and it is connecting pretty well on the same computer when it use to have Windows 7. Now that I changed to Linux Ubuntu 10.10 it won't work. I don't think is a hardware compatibility issue (with no offense to your knowledge, I'm just starting in this whole new world). I will try to find a friend who has a USB Wireless dongle to test with another one but thanks for taking the time to answer my question. God bless you.

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Old 10-25-2010, 06:29 PM   #4
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Same problem. Linksys Wireless G USB WUSB54GC

Worked fine in 10.4 - Ubu 10.10 broke it.

Works no problem with windows xp and vista, hangs in Ubuntu.

Note: however, when passed thru as a USB device to a Virtual Box XP system, the XP system installed it and could access the wireless network.

Have also tried wicd without luck.
 
  


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