Netgear WG111v2 Wireless USB Adapter on Ubuntu 8.10

Finally, after several part working efforts, a good solid working solution.

The identifying part:

Netgear wg111v2

Device ID: 0846:6a00 NetGear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)

Remove the buggy module:

sudo rmmod rtl8187


Blacklist it:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

then add “blacklist rtl8187″ and “blacklist r8187″somewhere at the bottom

If you have Network Manager running:

Stop the Network Manager:

sudo /etc/dbus-1/event.d/26NetworkManagerDispatcher stop
sudo /etc/dbus-1/event.d/25NetworkManager stop

Create two files that only contain the word “exit” at the following locations:
Disable the Network Manager at Startup:

Set up your wireless network:

sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

Add the following

# The wireless interface
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless-key ……… #This is Optional (Only if you use a WEP key)
wireless-essid ……..#Add your router’s essid

Download the required driver
Realtek RTL8187 USB Wireless LAN (ME/2000/XP) 1.221 (it does include a WIN98 folder!)
(found here)

Install ndiswrapper:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

Copy over the WIN98 directory containing the required RTL8187 driver and cd to the directory:

cd ~/WIN98
sudo ndiswrapper -i Netrtuw.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -m
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo gedit /etc/modules

add “ndiswrapper” to the bottom of this file and save

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

You even get the little blue light on 😀

This guide is an unabashed plaguarism of this guide!

2 thoughts on “Netgear WG111v2 Wireless USB Adapter on Ubuntu 8.10

  1. @ Jim

    In my case I copied it to my home directory, hence:

    cd ~/WIN98

    ~/ is equivalent to /home/user, or you could also use $HOME.

    However you can copy it to wherever you like, but it is better to place it in your ~/ somewhere as this should cut down on permissions issues.

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