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Lost wireless settings in Ubuntu 8.04

Hi, when i installed Ubuntu 8.04 it recognized my Netgear  WG111v2 wireless card and set it up for me no problems, but i started playing around with the settings as i wasn't getting great download speeds and now I've lost all my settings and Ubuntu doesn't even recognize that there's a wireless adapter attached to the computer.

I then decided to go the Ndiswrapper route. I seemed to have done everything right as the blue light is now flashing on my wireless adapter which it never did before and in System - Administrator - Network it sees that there's a wireless signal and gives me the signal strength. I've set up the correct encryption but can't connect to the internet. Gnome network manager and Wicd can't find the wireless adapter at all. I can't even connect to the router eventhough in Network it seems to recognize that my wireless adapter is there.  Dos anybody know what I'm doing wrong with Ndiswrapper? or maybe you could tell me how to get Ubuntu to set up the wireless adapter again like it did at the install stage reverting back to original settings.

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ioxon

8/22/2022 - Mon
ioxon

I actually have the WG111u (not the v2). I got mine working but with alot of problems - recurring. After MANY attempts at going through the process of installing the ndiswrapper using multiple methods, I must say that the wg111 series wireless adapters just have too hard of a time with Ubuntu.

Though I don't give up on things like this usually, I have just decided it's not worth the effort and chose to go with another option for connecting to my network on the PC I was trying to connect.

I know it's not a solution but I'll say we're not the only ones with this problem (the wg111u problem that is).
ioxon

I'm thinking it has something to do with the special hardware behind the wg111u (it has 108mbps capability over wireless using a Netgear or compatible wireless router.
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kreeyon

Thanks, I've actually got it working by using the win98 drivers but can't seem to get a signal strength  above 40% and trying to get any form of encryption to work is almost impossible so using it at the moment on an unprotected network which is less than ideal.

I think i'm finally going to throw in the towel and just look for a different adapter, one i know works with Ubuntu straight out of the box.
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ioxon

Yeah, like I said... I had multiple issues with it: very low signal strength at all times, disconnecting often, and even losing it's recognition in Ubuntu (like it wasn't even physically connected).

I believe you won't find issues like that with other wireless usb adaptors - like the cheapo Linksys usb wireless adapter that's out there.

Anyway, happy WiFiing!
ioxon

Sorry, internet here at work seemed to glitch and I didn't know if the first of the redundant posts there got through.