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post #11 of 28
USB adapters SUCK. drop the 15$ on a pci adapter, i bet the problem will go away.
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never buy linksys there are crappy networking items. i have had 3 of linksys items and they all break at random times and the software drivers sux.. i use either d-link or netgear. i think netgear is the best wifi product due to there is abolutely no bugs in the drivers or anything. little overprice but worth it. otherwise go with d-link that another one i recomend that. not is just linksys is really crappy networking product change to a d-link or a netgear ur promblem go away. try to stay away from usb nic items i heard they are really bad
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heh.

please type..
# ifconfig
and paste results
then..

# cat /proc/net/dev
paste results

# then lsusb
paste results
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Sometimes it's the really simple things.

First, what exactly does "ndiswrapper -l" print out for you? You may have to blacklist the alternate broadcom driver if it's shown (if my memory serves).

Secondly, left click on the networking icon next to your clock and see if network manager sees any wireless signals. I didn't do this and even though I had everything installed right, the simple interface was too far above me to think about. Wasted weeks trying to figure out why it was installed but not connected (just needed to be told which router to connect to). One of my stupid mistakes.

ndiswrapper -l shows what i believe i included in the first post.
Driver installed, Device present

and it is installed, and connected to the router AT LEAST. it sends/receives packets, but i cant use any programs to use the internet; however, i installed and logged into steams without any problems...

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heh.

please type..
# ifconfig
and paste results
then..

# cat /proc/net/dev
paste results

# then lsusb
paste results

ifconfig wouldnt really matter...would it? seeing as how im using wireless, so i use iwconfig - ill try it anyway and see what happens.
    
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post #15 of 28
It seems as if Debian distros don't detect wireless by default for me. I've tried Debian and Dream and Xubuntu so far. Suse is the only one that detected it by default, but it was half-assed (didn't allow connecting to hidden SSID networks)
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It seems as if Debian distros don't detect wireless by default for me. I've tried Debian and Dream and Xubuntu so far. Suse is the only one that detected it by default, but it was half-assed (didn't allow connecting to hidden SSID networks)

i get the exact same problem with my wireless in SuSE as i do in this thread with slackware. all of the *buntus have worked flawlessly for me though.
    
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post #17 of 28
your options really are clear

1. look on distro specific support forums
2. pci adapter other brand wifi card
3. tuff it out with an other distro - essentially most of them do the same thing if not tweak my point is why dont you just stick it out with ubuntus and tweak for your liking

just my two cents

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Originally Posted by Dawlish7 View Post
your options really are clear

1. look on distro specific support forums
2. pci adapter other brand wifi card
3. tuff it out with an other distro - essentially most of them do the same thing if not tweak my point is why dont you just stick it out with ubuntus and tweak for your liking

just my two cents

dawlish

1. i've tried that, no one helps - i stick to OCN because people care.
2. im a broke, unemployed college student, and i actually cant afford to buy a pci adapter.
3. i've thought about it, but i would sooo much rather get this working lol. but if it comes down to it, i will.
    
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post #19 of 28
Erm Brilliant logic can not fault it ive had the same problem erm have you tried with an older kernel or version of that distro
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post #20 of 28
I know you have no money ATM, but if you ever get some, invest in a WAP (another WRT54G(L) would be perfect) - they are so much easier.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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