WG111v2 Support on Ubuntu

A friend of mine took me through the famous Ritchie Street in Chennai, when I told him about my plan to buy a Wireless adapter. This was just over a week back. Let me make a reasonably lengthy story short: I bought a WG111v2 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter and I did so after confirming from the owner of the shop that it would work fine with the Ubuntu OS. Even after the generous shop owner's phone calls to the support team at Netgear, positively clarifying my doubts on its support on Ubuntu, I must confess that I was still doubtful if it would function properly on Ubuntu.It was Windows written all over the case, and no mentioning about any other supported OS! The forums that I hit on the web - almost all of them, including the one that you would view if you click here - suggested the installation of NDISwrapper, which I felt was a bit of hassle. Just now I unpacked this device and connected to one my desktops running Fiesty Fawn and know what, it just worked.



Then I tried plugging it in to another desktop running Edgy Eft and the result was no different. So take my word, Netgear WG111v2 54Mbps wireless USB 2.0 Adapter just works, at least in the last two recent releases of the Ubuntu Operating System. Let me know if there is someone out there whose experience was any different than mine.

A request to the Netgear team: Could someone fix the Registration Page on the website as I am being kicked back on to the same page upon clicking the link 'Activate your Support Contract(s)'. Tried it with different browsers, but to no avail. Am I the one who's making a mistake or is it a known issue?
Comments:

Hi Rajesh,

After Going thru your comments in our traing session about Ubuntu I have finally fallen for it.It Superb, and you know I have requested for a free copy of Ubuntu.

You have sucessfully migrated me from Windows...

Cheers
Vivek Chutke

Posted by Vivek Chutke on September 20, 2007 at 02:31 AM IST #

Hi, Rajesh,

Thanks for the excellent tip about the Netgear WG111v2 54Mbps wireless USB 2.0 Adapter for Linux laptops. Based on your blog entry, I ordered one. I've been having one heck of a time getting wireless networking working on Fedora 7 with a couple of different adapters (including the one built in to my laptop).

So, I just plugged it in to my laptop for the first time. It detected my wireless network and connected. As you put it, it just works.

- David

Posted by David Goldsmith on September 27, 2007 at 02:28 PM IST #

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