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Old 08-31-2009, 12:33 PM   #16
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reinstall fixed it


I think it got fixed in a kernel update or something because a fresh re-install of Ubuntu made the thing work. I didn't even have to unmount the strange little storage thing it contains and seems to think is the main reason for buying a usb-wireless dongle *sighs*. I had spent 40 on getting the Ubuntu repositories on Dvd's and 'borrowed' a wireless dongle that i found i could get to work on my regular machine so when i got to the boat i was completely ready but then it turned out to be sooo easy lol. Anyway the point is it worked exactly as it was supposed to with 'just' a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04.

Thanks for all your help folks
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You spent 40?
Anyway, it's working now. Linux "updates" almost every day.
Not like win.

Glad it's all working for you

Please mark this thread as "Solved". Thanks.
Old 08-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #18
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Lol, 40 isn't so bad compared to a Windows licence and it's good to give something back to the community. Hopefully i will find some use for the repos. Maybe help someone else to get ubuntu installed without good broadband access. Perhaps my dad might start using ubuntu a bit more and explore installing things from the Cd's rather than using up his 3Gb/month limit, who knows? As stated the 40 did ensure that i could get wireless working and it is working, so it's job is done
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There's a couple of people that worked hard to help me despite my difficulties of getting info onto this thread. Notably thanks to GlennsPref
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Thanks for the mention, I enjoy this, just wish I could be more exact.

Sometime the proprietary driver modules that come with the power pack do the job faster.

Cheers, Glenn
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