I have a USB wireless adapter. I have a BT home hub.
The home hub has "SSID - BTHomeHub-XXXX" and "Wireless key xxxxxxxxxx"
on a label on the back and "Security type WEP 64-bit Hexidecimal"
It works under Windows XP to talk to the internet via my BT wireless
home hub. It also picks up a local wifi signal (not tried under windows).
Ubuntu 10.10 - same hardware
I have used ndiswrapper to install the same windows XP driver.
System>admin> has added windows "wireless drivers" to its list and
clicking on that shows the driver installed and the message "Hardware
I have played around with various things including
system>preferences>network_connections and have the following settings
Device MAC address - blank
Cloned MAC address - blank
Security "WEP40/128 bit (hex or ASCII)"
Key - wireless key as written on the back of the homehub
WEP index 1(default)
Authentication "Open System"
Method Automatic (DHCP)
I don't know what a lot of it means. XP only asked me for the wireless
key. I have tried variations on the above but above is where I have
I can't remember what else I have tried but now if I click on the
network icon on the panel it shows that it is receiving a strong signal
from the local wifi and an even stronger signal from home hub. If I
select the wifi I can access the internet. If I select the home hub I
get a spinning thingy which continues spinning indefinitely but every
few minutes it throws up a window. "Authentication required by wireless
network" "Password or encryption keys required by wireless network". If
I click on "show key" the correct key is displayed. I have checked it;
double checked it; and re-typed it but the spinning thingy continues to
spin and a connection is never established.
Visiting computers have made access through my home hub using the
The hardware is OK - it works on XP. It works on Ubuntu to a WiFi
The driver is OK in XP should be the same via ndiswrapper and works
under Ubuntu with WiFi connection.
The wireless key is correct it works with windows and with visiting