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Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Cannot get Wireless to work all the time Ubuntu 12.04


I tried the XP driver and all seems to work just fine. Thanks to everyone who views this thread. Jmg198


Hello to all who read this. Please help me!

I am 5 days new to Ubuntu 12.04 and anything Linux. I'm trying to get away from MS.

I have tried to get my Netgear WG311v3 adapter to work in Ubuntu 12.04. I read other things and downloaded ndiswrapper and downloaded the netgear drivers. All seemed to work great until I restarted the computer.

When I restart, the wireless connection won't work. I have to reinstall the driver to get it to work again. I do have a temporary wired connection. I have selected for the wireless to connect automatically and for the wired to not connect automatically.

I prefer help using the gui method as I am not very knowledgable in the other avenues. However, with good instructions I should be able to manage.
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Thanks in advance for your help.
Jmg198

Last edited by jmg198; 06-06-2012 at 08:53 PM. Reason: Problem solved
 
Old 06-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Can you post your solution so others having the same problem as you in future will know what fixed it for you?
 
Old 06-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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To solve my issue, I installed the XP driver instead of the Window 2000 driver. I used the ndiswrapper to install the windows drivers. I hope this helps someone having the same issue.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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I'm confused by that. You installed Windows drivers to solve a Linux issue? Or you went back to Windows instead of using Linux?
 
Old 06-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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To my knowledge (which isn't very deep) there isn't a linux driver for the Netgear wireless adapter I use. I read somewhere that by downloading and using the ndiswrapper software that I could trick Ubuntu into using the windows driver. I have no understanding of the mechanics at work here but it worked. I did not go back to using windows! jmg198
 
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the clarification.
 
  


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