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[ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Wireless Networking--WTF?!!

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Okay, I've got the same newbie problem as the other newbies regarding wireless networking. I got it up and running a few months back, but the nimrod I rent from did something with his Verizon router and screwed everything up; we've got Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Dimension 4600C. Now I have to try getting my gf's Netgear WG111v3 back up & running. I've tried reinstalling all the ndiswrapper packages; the WB111v3 wireless dongle shows up as installed hardware, and I get the connection status bar at the top right, but I cannot connect to any web pages. So, from the beginning, can somebody plea (HowTos)