Netgear Wireless trouble


Seem to be having some trouble with this one. I have a Netgear W311T 108 MPBS wireless adaptor that isn't being recognized.

Running Ubuntu 6.02... I installed a Netgear wireless adaptor, and I can't see where the system recognizes it as all, not as eth0, eth1, ath0, anything. (I ran dmesg | grep xxx...) On the supported hardware list on it says the system should recognize it instantly as ath0.

On the Windows dual boot, the system recognizes the card without problem on the Windows XP side, so it doesn't appear to be a problem related to the installation of the card.

Any suggestions?


Missing driver

If you don't get an ath0, you're probably missing the needed driver. You need the ath_pci driver from madwifi - it's in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17-10-386 in edgy - I don't know which version of ubuntu you're running (there is no 6.02 - there's 6.06 (Dapper) and 6.10 (Edgy)). If you have the linux-restricted-modules installed, try running sudo modprobe ath_pci.


Okay, there's a couple of amendments that I need to make:

It's Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper, sorry, not 6.02.

And the model number is WG311T, not W311T.

And I'll give your suggestion a thought. But just in case the updates would change your response, I put them in there anyways.

Thanks again,

6.06 Ubuntu still won't see it.

Okay... I ran

sudo modprobe ath_pci

with a null response, which I took to mean that the module wasn't there. Rebooted the PC, still no card recognized.

So I have burned the iso for 6.10 and will try installing that today.

Should be auto-detected

According to this forum thread, the WG311T should be detected since 5.04. This thread has some further suggestions.