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Default 09-02-2009, 01:17 PM

I had this same problem when I first got my Mini last year. Connections would drop constantly at home, sometimes I would have to reboot to get it work properly again.

Replaced my WAP, all my problems went away. Didn't want to play with my Netgear-based wireless!


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Default 09-02-2009, 05:34 PM

thanks for the replies safemode .
i understood that there was something wrong with this wifi card right from the day i bought this
I just used this netbook in amtrak and the wireless dropped after 45 minutes .
So can i go ahead and purchase acer aspire one ATHEROS AR5BXB63 wireless card .

is this netbook compatible with that wireless card?
also is it easy to change the wireless card?

I changed the stock ssd with a new ssd .
Is it as simple as that?
thanks.
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Default 09-02-2009, 05:50 PM

yea, it should be a drop in replacement with ubuntu able to detect and use it out of the box.

No proprietary drivers, no firmware. No issues with sleep and wake, jumping from ap to ap or what not.

The only caveat with the ath5k driver is that it's new. It's still being very actively developed and as such, some newer chipsets dont have full features. You'll be able to do just about everything you'd expect to be able to do, but for instance, i have a desktop card that maxes at 18mbit/sec instead of 54Mbit putting me on a 1.2-1.4MB/sec bandwidth restriction. txpower auto-regulation is to blame as different chipsets have slightly different ways of dealing with it.


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Default 09-02-2009, 07:02 PM

safemode i just wanna know whether there is a working atheros os x driver?
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Default 09-02-2009, 07:11 PM

no idea. I dont do macs.


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Default 09-02-2009, 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jpic View Post
Finally i find a place to rant about the wireless card, and ubuntu poor business and ethical practices.

How come Ubuntu GNU/Linux did such a concession? Working with non-free hardware? Ubuntu distro is either a complete failure, either a brillant copy of Windows. The kernel is totally bloated with non-free drivers.

[end Rant against crappy wl.ko, Ubuntu and Dell]
How is this a poor business practice?

How is this an ethical issue?

What security needs require you to compile code?
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