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Old 02-06-2007, 06:18 AM   #1
tribaldragon73
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Help with Ubuntu and Netgear WG511 v2 (Made In China)


Hi there. Being completely fed up with Windows lately, I decided to install an alternative operating system on my laptop and check out the world of Linux. I downloaded and installed the latest release of Ubuntu (6.10) and things were working quite well until it came time to look at my wireless card.
I have a Netgear WG511 v2 (Made in China) on my Dell Inspiron 8000. I have searched these forums and seen a lot of information regarding this card.
I followed the directions in this article http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/..._06_LTS_Dapper
and it worked well until the point where i checked to see if my driver was installed (ndiswrapper -l). Instead of getting this message: 2802w driver present, hardware present, I get this: "2802w driver present".
Good - the driver has been installed, but the hardware doesn't seem to be recognized. No lights, nothing. I've tried both of the slots, but that didn't seem to help any.
If you have any suggestions as to how I can get the wireless card to work, please let me know.
Thanks,
Zack

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I have the driver installed, but when i issue the command 'sudo modprobe ndiswrapper', I get the message 'FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid argument"

If you can help, please give me a shout!

Last edited by tribaldragon73; 02-06-2007 at 08:54 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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Well, first of all, it appears that is the wrong driver. You'll want these

/ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wg511v2_3_0.exe

But that won't even matter if we can't get your ndiswrapper working correctly. How did you install it? With Adept, or using make install? Have you updated your kernel since you installed ndiswrapper? Can you get to an ethernet connection where you would be able to plug your laptop in?
 
Old 02-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, however, being as impatient as I am, I went out and purchased a card that works with Linux right out of the box, the Netgear WG511T. Now, I'm stumped. The card works perfectly while I am at my office, but when I get home it doesn't work. I show a strong signal, but I'm unable to connect to the network. I figured at first that it might be a security issue, so I disabled security on the router. That didn't work. I spent all last night playing with it and had no success. I plan on asking for more help, once I'm at home this evening and can provide more details.
Zack
 
Old 02-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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For now, make sure wireless security is off, then try to connect. If that doesn't work try to connect manually using iwconfig.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 11:53 PM   #5
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I have the same stuck at 2802w driver present, but no hardware present. Any help would be appricated.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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Yes, I have the same issue with a netgear wg511 pcmcia card on Xubuntu gutsy. Here is my post on the Ubuntu forums:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...15#post4728215
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tribaldragon73 View Post
Hi there. Being completely fed up with Windows lately, I decided to install an alternative operating system on my laptop and check out the world of Linux. I downloaded and installed the latest release of Ubuntu (6.10) and things were working quite well until it came time to look at my wireless card.
I have a Netgear WG511 v2 (Made in China) on my Dell Inspiron 8000. I have searched these forums and seen a lot of information regarding this card.
I followed the directions in this article http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/..._06_LTS_Dapper
and it worked well until the point where i checked to see if my driver was installed (ndiswrapper -l). Instead of getting this message: 2802w driver present, hardware present, I get this: "2802w driver present".
Good - the driver has been installed, but the hardware doesn't seem to be recognized. No lights, nothing. I've tried both of the slots, but that didn't seem to help any.
If you have any suggestions as to how I can get the wireless card to work, please let me know.
Thanks,
Zack

[edit]
I have the driver installed, but when i issue the command 'sudo modprobe ndiswrapper', I get the message 'FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid argument"

If you can help, please give me a shout!
I have the same card, I have not been able to locate the driver, any hope for me?

gychang
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:14 AM   #8
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Well, first of all, it appears that is the wrong driver. You'll want these

/ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wg511v2_3_0.exe

But that won't even matter if we can't get your ndiswrapper working correctly. How did you install it? With Adept, or using make install? Have you updated your kernel since you installed ndiswrapper? Can you get to an ethernet connection where you would be able to plug your laptop in?
1. how do I download via browser?
2. it is .exe file but need .inf...

help will be greatly appreciated for newbie.

gychang
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:09 PM   #9
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Hi All,

I also have the same problem. To be honest, I am a complete newbie to Linux and Ubuntu, but find it fascinating to the point that it is all I want to use.

I have the Netgear WG511 v2 (Made in China) Wireless PC Card and have tried to follow a collection of other linux users' posts, but to no avail. Would it be possible for someone to post a step-by-step instruction to make my card work - (BTW, I am not on the internet until I get my card working).

I have an old laptop which I am making good to learn Linux, but it seems pretty pointless from what I gather if there is no internet access. Many Thanks. EC.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:14 PM   #10
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BTW I also have the original CD with the card...
 
Old 05-11-2010, 04:45 AM   #11
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I think your Netgear WG511 v2 is bad.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:58 AM   #12
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The answer is now also on the NetGear forum.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:59 AM   #13
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Now that I have made 1 post I can post the URL to the Netgear forum and your answer to making the WG511v2 (China) work in Ubuntu.

http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=35739

Thanks to everyone who did the hard work, all I am doing is making the info widely available.
 
  


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