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I have installed ubuntu. Now I want to get my netgear WG511 v 2 working. I have downloaded ndiswrapper. What do I do next? Can you please halp me.

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  • johneq Jul 28, 2008

    I'm amazed at the response from the question I asked. Many thanks. I have a hp pavilion ze4200 and am a newbie to all this. I need some very basic instructions in a simple language as possible. If you can help I would be very grateful.

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Check out these forum threads:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=756260
and
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=795724&highlight=netgear+WG511

also do a lspci and make sure you can see your wireless card.

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  • Madhav Suresh Jul 28, 2008

    Post your questions on the ubuntuforums, you'll get a much better response

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