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I just installed Ubuntu 7.04 and ndiswrapper. My card works, it detects a bunch of wifi networks, but it can't connect to my network. Also in the GUI version of ndiswrapper it says hardware not found. I got ndiswrapper to work in Ubuntu 6.something, and it took me a couple of minutes. But with 7.04 I've been at it for hours. Any help? I have a linksys WUSB54Gv2.
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Try plugging it in to the cat 5 wire coming out of your router, and not using ndiswrapper. It should auto configure.
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Connect it to the ethernet port? The whole point of me using a wifi connection is that I'm really far from the router..
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what does ndiswrapper -l say?
What are you doing to configure it? I suggest iwconfig
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Connect it to the ethernet port? The whole point of me using a wifi connection is that I'm really far from the router..
Well I was having the same issue. I plugged it in to the router and configured it. Then dragged it back to my room and had no issues with it. I wasnt suggesting leaving it plugged in, just as an easy fix where you dont have to go through the hassle of monkeying around with a Windows driver when there should be a Linux solution for it.

I guess I was more telling you what I did to fix my problem. If you wanted to try it, cool. If not no big deal. Ive thrown in my 2cents
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what does ndiswrapper -l say?
What are you doing to configure it? I suggest iwconfig
It doesn't say anything because ndiswrapper isn't read as a command. As if it isn't even installed.. And I used the normal network tools menu to configure it, just like I did with my previous Ubuntu install.

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Well I was having the same issue. I plugged it in to the router and configured it. Then dragged it back to my room and had no issues with it. I wasnt suggesting leaving it plugged in, just as an easy fix where you dont have to go through the hassle of monkeying around with a Windows driver when there should be a Linux solution for it.

I guess I was more telling you what I did to fix my problem. If you wanted to try it, cool. If not no big deal. Ive thrown in my 2cents
I won't be able to bring my computer to the router for a few weeks because we're remodeling. And there is no linux solution for it because this model I have is the old chipset that is windows-only, doesn't work with linux or osx86 or anything but windows.
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Take a look at this screenshot. It says hardware not found, but through terminal it says it IS found. It sees the networks around me but it just doesn't connect. I wonder if it has anything to do with the password. It's entered as hexadecimal, but it's not translated into hex. In the previous version of ubuntu I entered the password and it translated it into hex, maybe it doesn't do that here..

EDIT: wow, that was the problem, I had to convert the password from normal text to the 00:00:00:00 kind myself..
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what you need to do ok is install ndiswrapper from the synaptic repository just search for it ok the try "ndiswrapper -l"

ndiswrapper is a small program that allows you to use a windows driver in linux for Wifi cards or usb sticks. it rappers the driver in a blanket that allows it to function correctly
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what you need to do ok is install ndiswrapper from the synaptic repository just search for it ok the try "ndiswrapper -l"

ndiswrapper is a small program that allows you to use a windows driver in linux for Wifi cards or usb sticks. it rappers the driver in a blanket that allows it to function correctly
You obviously didn't read anything in this thread. I was having trouble installing ndiswrapper. But I got it to work now.
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sorry i did not read it poperly my mistake
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