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Old 05-28-2010, 02:23 AM   #1
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How to get WG511v2 W/Card working on Linux/Ubuntu?


Hi! Although being a Radio Ham,I'm new to Computer World!
I decided to remove Windows from Dell Inspiron 4150 and use Linux/Ubuntu which works great! But my Netgear WG511v2 (China) Wireless Card which worked before doesn't now.
Is there an easy way to get this working or shall I get a different type of Card or USB?
 
Old 05-29-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hello there, and welcome to the forum!
As I understand, this is a pcmcia wireless card? I have found this page http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compa..._v2_linux.html

One person commenting there says that those chinese cards use a different chip. As he mentions, you can find out by running "lspci -vv" on your terminal. Please do that and post the results. (to enter the terminal, go to your menu, applications->accessories)

Also, what version of ubuntu do you have?

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Old 05-29-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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Hello there, and welcome to the forum!
As I understand, this is a pcmcia wireless card? I have found this page http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compa..._v2_linux.html

One person commenting there says that those chinese cards use a different chip. As he mentions, you can find out by running "lspci -vv" on your terminal. Please do that and post the results. (to enter the terminal, go to your menu, applications->accessories)

Also, what version of ubuntu do you have?
Thanks for the Info. I have 10.04 Ubuntu. Shall I still carry on with your instuctions?
 
Old 05-29-2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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Hello there, and welcome to the forum!
As I understand, this is a pcmcia wireless card? I have found this page http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compa..._v2_linux.html

One person commenting there says that those chinese cards use a different chip. As he mentions, you can find out by running "lspci -vv" on your terminal. Please do that and post the results. (to enter the terminal, go to your menu, applications->accessories)

Also, what version of ubuntu do you have?
Thanks for the Info. I have 10.04 Ubuntu. Shall I still carry on with your instuctions?

2.11b/g Wireless (Rev 03)
Netgear Device 4e00
Kernel Driver in use
 
Old 05-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the Info. I have 10.04 Ubuntu. Shall I still carry on with your instuctions?
54 Mbps Wireless PC Card
 
Old 05-29-2010, 02:09 PM   #6
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54 Mbps Wireless PC Card
Well that doesn't tell us anything we didn't know already, does it

There seem to be a lot of problems with that chipset on linux, i found two other threads on your card, one of them here in linux questions
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-china-526023/
http://georgia.ubuntuforums.org/show....php?t=1357679

If my interpretation is correct, you're going to need to use your windows drivers, so have those handy. You'll also need to install something called ndiswrapper, that makes some windows drivers work on linux. You can find a guide for this here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

The guide only mentions support until 9.10, but it'll probably work on 10.04. The guide may look big and intimidating, but the ubuntu community is usually very newcomer-friendly so I think you'll manage
Also, it only mentions usb and pci cards, not pcmcia, but try it nevertheless.

I don't know if I can be of much help from here on, if that procedure doesn't work you're kind of stuck... But feel free to ask if you have any questions

Last edited by goncalopp; 05-29-2010 at 02:12 PM.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 09:00 AM   #7
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Your answer to making the WG511v2 (China) work in Ubuntu is now on the NetGear forum:

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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