[sclug] Wireless networking with Ubuntu 9.04 (and derivatives)

Neil Haughton haughtonomous at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 13 17:38:00 UTC 2009

I upgraded my Ubuntu box from 7.10 to 9.04 today and the net result is I
cannot get my previously reasonably reliable wireless connection to work at
all. (I have a Netgear W311gV3 which I was using with ndiswrapper and the
WinXP driver.)

The fruits of my googling are that the consensus seems to be that wireless
in 9.04 is a bit dodgy and that I should change my adapter to something that
is known to work 'out of the box', an Atheros based card being the most
likely solution.

I'm loathe to rush out to buy one without being reasonably sure of my ground
- so does any one have such a beast (must be PCI and support 802.11g) lying
spare that I can borrow for a few days, to try it out?

Alternatively, can anyone recommend an 802.11g PCI adapter that is known to
work with native drivers with Ubuntu 9.04, 'out of the box'?



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