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Old 11-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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Netgear WG311v3 Problem

I just installed Ubuntu 6.10 and my wireless card doesn't seem to be recognised by Ubuntu .
Same happened when I had installed Fedora Core 6. After searching at the internet I have found out that installing ndiswrapper could be the solution.
I just want to ask wether anyone had the same problem and had found other solutions.
Old 11-18-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Good luck with that, I think you'll need it. According to there's no support for your card (reported at least).
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Here is a wiki styled howto by someone who installed the same device on their Debian maching.

Double check however with lspci -v and lspci -n and what controller the device uses and what the unique number is for it.
On my system, the lspci -v section of interest looks like this:
03:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Linksys Unknown device 0015
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 225
        Memory at fddfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Then looking at the corresponding line from "/sbin/lspci -n":
/sbin/lspci -n | grep 03:0a\.0
03:0a.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 03)
That 14e4:4320 code uniquely identifies the manufacturer and the controller chip. You may need it when searching through an Hardware Compatibility List.

Now check out your device at the ndiswrapper wiki. Using the recommended windows driver may help also.
Old 11-18-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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I have installed ndiswrapper and the wg311v3 drivers. But when i type:
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
I get ndiswrapper is working ok but wg311v3 is an invalid driver.

I found something which is really interesting about this topic.
I would appreciate it if anyone reads this.
A guy named :::mL::: found the solution by installing "linux-headers".
Do you have any idea of how I will install these?


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