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I have an old Toshiba laptop with a SMC2632W Wireless PCMCIA Card. Unable to connect to a network under Ubuntu 7.10 (using Wubi as it cannot boot from a CD), however it works in Windows XP.

How can I get this working?

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There are two important things to check to ensure this card works:

  1. Ensure the linux-wlan-ng Install linux-wlan-ng package is installed.
  2. Ensure your card's firmware (internal software) is version 0.8 or higher. I had to use this Windows utility to update from 0.7.6 to 0.8.3 (This utility is Windows only, but needs to only be run only once per card. It should work for any Prism2 based card.)
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