Thought I'd share this for others. I was given an old Dell Dimension 4600 so I put on Ubuntu 11.10, replacing Windows XP. Worked fine but I had no wireless card so I bought a Belkin N300. Wouldn't install from the CD so I started reading and getting wireless to run on Linux sounded horrendous. Contacted Belkin and they assured me it wouldn't work.
I have a Belkin Surf N300 wireless adapter for my PC. It will work for a while, then stop accessing the internet at random. My router has all green lights on and my computer says that it is connected to the wireless network. I'm sorry, but I don't know if it stops working all together or is simply slowing down a lot.
I'm new to Ubuntu (or any other kind of non-Windows OS) and am currently enjoying it on my laptop and desktop PC. I am however having some trouble getting my desktop to connect to the internet. The usb adapter I'm using for my wireless connection appears to work except that it won't ever actually connect.
I'm trying to connect to my WPA2 network using an external Belkin G plus MIMO (ver. Nr. 4000) under Ubuntu 11.10. I'm hot having an any luck. The device seems to crash either immediately upon bootup or after approx. 30 seconds of holding the connection. The same device works falwlessly under Windows 7 on the same computer.