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Yay! Got my WUSB54G working. It was a nightmare trying to get wireless connection on an isolated PC whose only means of communication is by a wireless device, specially with an extensive network based on non WEP encryption. Now I can mess around with Ubuntu on my main rig. Not only that, but I got a free 20" x 20" doorstop... awesomeness.
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Yay! Got my WUSB54G working. It was a nightmare trying to get wireless connection on an isolated PC whose only means of communication is by a wireless device, specially with an extensive network based on non WEP encryption. Now I can mess around with Ubuntu on my main rig. Not only that, but I got a free 20" x 20" doorstop... awesomeness.


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Nice work.

Setting up wireless (epsecialy without a wired connection) can really be a pain in Linux. It usualy autoconfigs in Ubuntu, though. Waht release are you using?
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6.10. Before (Dapper Drake) I had to go on blacklisting a bunch of modules and do weird stuff with ndiswrapper to get wireless going; and even then I could never get WPA to work perfectly. Now under Edgy all I had to do was install the .inf file with ndiswrapper and whala; the hard part was installing network manager (so many dependancies to install) since I can never get WPA to work with wpa_supplicant or with other managers (wifiradar). At the end I just disabled my network security for a few minutes and donwloaded the tools I needed. They should integrate networkmanager with their future releases or anything that can give you better wireless security support besides just WEP (who still uses WEP anyways?). You can still configure wpa_supplicant but it usually does not work (at least for me).
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