I have an old Dell Desktop that I am finally getting around to replacing Windows on it. The current location for the desktop has no wired location. I have an old Netgear wg311v3 card and have jumped through various drivers etc with ndiswrapper.

I am using the 64-bit version of the driver from the actual manufactuer (German company) that I found through askubuntu. Wireless is now showing up so super excited on that...

However whenever I try to actually connect to the wifi network the whole machine freezes and stops responding. I have to hit the power button to turn things off.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

Note I followed: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Netgear_WG311_v3 which while a bit out of date I thought was useful. Most guides still link back to this page. Also followed: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=320111

Additional notes: 1. Upon powering on device after the freeze I need to execute a sudo modprobe ndiswrapper before wireless shows up as available each time. Something isn't being written to the system correctly

  1. Output that was requested: jonathan@HomePC:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -l mrv8335x64 : driver installed device (11AB:1FAA) present

  2. Additional output that was requested: 03:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)

  3. Output from last command: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9685285/

  • Please edit your question to add the results of these terminal commands: lspci -nn | grep 0280 and also: ndiswrapper -l Thanks. – chili555 Jan 3 '15 at 22:17
  • Don' know if this helps out as well, but I'm also seeing this: jonathan@HomePC:~$ dmesg | grep ndiswrapper [ 319.106992] ndiswrapper: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel [ 319.108782] ndiswrapper version 1.59 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no) [ 319.217209] ndiswrapper: driver mrv8335x64 (Marvell,07/01/2005, loaded – jjesse Jan 4 '15 at 15:48
  • Please also show: cat /var/log/syslog | grep ndis | tail -n20. As the output will be lengthy, paste the result here and give us the link: paste.ubuntu.com. So far, we see nothing wrong with ndiswrapper. – chili555 Jan 4 '15 at 16:16
  • Ok did some googling and cam across this to connect via the command line to see what happened nmcli d wifi connect WiFiSSID password WiFiPassword iface wlan0 I needed to execute this as sudo I received this error message on the console: .c:3101: signal id '16' is invalid for instance '0x701b90' – jjesse Jan 7 '15 at 2:04
  • I have never seen this before. I'd love to see the syslog I requested above. – chili555 Jan 7 '15 at 2:30

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