NetGear WG111T Ubuntu

Trying to install a NetGear WG111T

From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/WG111T

From How Do You Set Up A Netgear WG111T USB Dongle In Ubuntu?

wget http://data.versiontracker.com/drivers/manual/Netgear/wg111t_1_2.zip
unzip wg111t_1_2.zip
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper

$ ndiswrapper -v
utils version: ‘1.9’, utils version needed by module: ‘1.9’
module details:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko
version:        1.52
vermagic:       2.6.24-19-generic SMP mod_unload 586
sudo ndiswrapper -i netwg11t.inf # Install the Wi-Fi Driver

At this point I tried plugging in the dongle but its blue light didn’t begin flashing.

sudo ndiswrapper -i athfmwdl.inf # Install the Boot-Loader Driver

After this I plugged the dongle in again and the blue light started to flash.
The internet didn’t work yet.

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:6c:56:38:e2
      UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
      RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
      RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

I checked System -> Admin -> Wireless Network Drivers:

sudo ndiswrapper -m # Configure ndiswrapper so Runs on Bootup
module configuration already contains alias directive

Created a new file and inserted “ndiswrapper”
sudo vim /etc/modprobe.preload

Rebooted.

sudo ndiswrapper -l
athfmwdl : driver installed
device (1385:4251) present
netwg11t : driver installed

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Blue light starts to flash.

sudo ndiswrapper -l

athfmwdl : driver installed
netwg11t : driver installed
device (1385:4250) present

iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wlan0     Scan completed :
Cell 01 – Address: 00:0D:93:86:9B:CF
ESSID:”Roaming”
Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:18/100  Signal level:-84 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
Extra:atim=0
Cell 02 – Address: 00:0D:93:7E:27:BB
ESSID:”Roaming”
Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.417 GHz (Channel 2)
Quality:53/100  Signal level:-62 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
Extra:atim=0
Cell 03 – Address: 00:0F:66:AF:BD:20
ESSID:”nanolab”
Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:9/100  Signal level:-90 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
Extra:atim=0

sudo iwconfig wlan0 key 10_HEX_NO_SPACES_OR_COLONS ap 12_HEX_WITH_COLONS

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

System -> Admin -> Windows Wireless Drivers

Wasn’t able to unlock or configure the network, weirdly:

screenshot-network-settings-locked

System -> Admin -> Network

That worked though. I manually selected the “Roaming” network (it was previously set to “NETGEAR” which isn’t a valid network)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:6c:56:38:e2
inet addr:10.0.8.135  Bcast:10.0.8.135  Mask:255.255.255.255
inet6 addr: fe80::214:6cff:fe56:38e2/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
RX packets:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:16932 (16.5 KB)  TX bytes:6167 (6.0 KB)

Wireless internet now works.

Sweet 🙂

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