Getting wireless WPA-PSK working under Ubuntu Linux on a Dell Inspiron with Netgear WG511
Here are the instructions I followed to get my old 1GHz Dell Inspiron laptop with Netgear WG511 (v1, I presume) working on my home WPA network. Most of my experience was fruitless trial and error from directions in the Ubuntu forums, but I owe the bulk of thanks for useful help to tl3000 and chili555, in these two forum topics.
This page is a light editing of the posts that worked for me.
- Completely remove network manager with the Synaptic Package Manager
- Install NDISwrapper with the Synaptic Package Manager
- Disable the installed Prism54 modules:
sudo modprobe -r prism54pci sudo modprobe -r prism54common sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
…and append the following lines:
blacklist prism54pci blacklist prism54common
wget ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wg511v300.zip unzip wg511v300.zip sudo apt-get install cabextract unshield cabextract WG511v300.exe cd Disk1 unshield x data1.cab cd Driver_xp_File_Group
sudo ndiswrapper-1.9 -i netwg511.inf sudo modprobe ndiswrapper sudo ndiswrapper -m sudo gedit /etc/modules
…and append the following line: