I did not have the problem reported by Andrei Magureanu. This usually happens if you aren’t currently in range of your access point when you bring up the card, or if you’re trying to set up an ad-hoc network and another machine with the same ESSID isn’t around. Also works out of the box on Feisty with NetworkManager. Delete the older report to avoid confusion, generate a fresh one and post it back please. I’ve switched encryption off to check it’s nothing to do with that and rebooted dual boot into Windows on the same laptop to check it’s not hardware.

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sg511t The recommended channels are 1 and 11 unless they are already too congested due to many neighbouring APs using same channels. BB code is On.

Hardware problem with Netgear Mbps Wireless PC Card WGT

I’m sure I’m typing the correct key, I have other wireless devices that connect to this network. Ben Collins ben-collins wrote on Didn’t try with ndiswrapper You’ll get tons of error messages in the console about being unable to set the ESSID, and the computer may slow down noticably.

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If you later get out of range of your access point or turn off all the other computers in an ad-hoc setup, you may see the same ESSID problem. Either I’ve had a complete moment of stupidity or there is something not quite intuitive about the Wireless network management. First, download and build ndiswrapper.

This will install the drivers for the card.

The Netgear WG511 Wireless PC Card and Linux

Tim Gardner timg-tpi wrote on Sun Mar 18 Once you can do that then add the securit back one step at a time and get that configured to work. In the end, I returned the bad card to my local retailer, and went to another local shop and imf one of the good cards.

Today, without any updates I used the network connection system tray icon, and notice that it shows the AP’s and so I went through the configuration via this applet not thinking it would make any difference. Also these messages are showing up on boot up: To post a comment you must log in.

All available networks are visible as before but now with “Connect to Hidden Wi-Fi Network” and other itemsand when I click on my network, it requests authentication as before. I had removed the System Tray applet from the Panel. I ran the command you suggested: The Panel icon for wireless still has the exclamation point.


Here is the new report: Does not appear that the drivers will install properly on 9. Please provide dmesg output.

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The card will be recognized by the lniux and all seems ok, but there is no chance to get an IP address via DHCP or any other network communication no matter with or without encryption. For example, if one was looking for a PCI device: Nothing happened when I insert the card. When you click on Network Manager’s icon nm-appletdo you see available networks in wgg511t drop-down list?

I have a WG card and am normally in prism54 on freenode. Rebooted the system, but I get the following error: You should look on mandrake mailing list, i think. Menu in lower-left corner This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and ifn.