Just took the plunge and wiped XP to install Ubuntu 6.10. So far I'm liking everything I see.
BUT - I can't seem to get the wireless network card to connect to my wireless router.
Wireless card is D-Link DWA 542 / chipset is Atheros 0023
Using ndiswrapper -l: I know that the net5416.inf driver is installed and that the system is seeing the wireless card.
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:19:5B:04:CD:90
ESSID:"Hudson Family Network"
Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-1 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID
ff/any Nickname:"Hudson Family Network"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
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
To me.....this says that the system sees the wireless card and the wireless card sees the router/network. I have also employed wifi radar and it reports a good, strong signal. However, when I ask it to connect ot the network, it returns "Could not get IP address!"
Why is this? If it's not already apparent, I'm very new to Linux, and really need some detailed help here. (READ: talk to me like I'm 4 years old).
Even some pointers on how to better diagnose what the problem is would be most appreciated.