Wireless Ubuntu W/WRT54G

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I'm a total newbie to linux, so I'm probably re-visiting an old topic...
Ubuntu Successfully installed on a PC(Intel P4 2.8Ghz, 512RAM, DVD/RO, DVD/RW,3.5" Floppy drive as well))
Linux is installed on a new(used) Seagate 80GB SATA drive...
With a wired connection, no problem...
The conundrum is, when I go wireless, nothing happens...
Is the problem W/ the card, or my router?
BTW, All Linksys(WRT54G router, WMP54G PCI Adapter...
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Is the wireless NIC seen when you run dmesg |more?
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No...
I've tried NDISWrapper, to no avail...
Tried contacting Linksys (India), Support for anything but F#@%!G Windows is non-existent...
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http://maxp.net/computers/wmp54g-linux.html
Look at that site.
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what is the chipset?
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That's a good question...
Do I have to open up my case to check?
I've looked at the box my card came in, but there's no info about the chipset...
I DO know that the Linksys router I'm using is WRT54G, V.8.0...
Does that help?
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ive also tried ndiswrapper and still nothing ... you may be better off just purchasing a known good ( with linux) wireless NIC
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What was wrong with the site I posted? Apparently, it works with Linux.
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i honestly didnt try it ... and if i still had ubuntu i would ...
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does the card show when you run lspci in a terminal? what version of ubuntu are you running?

if it's 7.04, the card should work by default. mine did. what you have to do is go into the properties of the wireless connection, disable roaming mode and manually enter in the SSID and WEP key if you have one. after applying these settings, reboot the computer and you should now have wireless access.
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Hey, Guys...
Chill...
I just installed Ubuntu, so I'm totally new @ this...
I've tried d/loading Ndiswrapper, but I can't figure out how to install it...
I'm figuring out now that I need to do some more studying before I can do what came naturally w/ Wi#@%&!dows with Linux...
I'll be back after I figure out the basics...
THX for your posts...
-S.
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lol but you dont NEED ndiswrapper with ubuntu 7.04 :]

IMHO the best way to figure out how to use it is to use it ;] but whenever you have more questions, post away.

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