I have a laptop that someone gave me and it came with a PCMCIA card for the wireless connection. It is a D-Link Wireless WNA-1330 PCMCIA Card. When I installed Ubuntu 8.04, the wireless connectivity worked just fine without issue to my DSL router (that has a DHCP server on it). I was able to connect to the DSL router and surf the web.
I then ran the upgrade process to 10.04 in the Package/Update Manager. After the upgrade, the wireless card ceased to work. It would light up like it should, and it would see the network of wireless DSL routers in my neighborhood, but not let me connect with the WEP key.
When I checked the logs, I found it was timing out in trying to get an IP address for some reason. So, I read that I should set it to a static IP.
I set it to a static IP address and then it connected properly to the wireless router. The DSL router's network page also showed the connection. But then when I tried to surf the web, it wouldn't work. I tried pinging multiple hosts and all I could do was ping the DSL router 192.168.1.1. I also had packet loss when pinging that router.
So, I changed the config to use Google's Public DNS (188.8.131.52) and reconnected the wireless. This time, I could ping multiple sites on the web (with some packet loss) but could not browse them with the web browser. As well, I still cannot browse my router's management page on 192.168.1.1.
What do you think is going on?