[Durham] WiFi does not work on Ubuntu 12.04LTS
richm at oldelvet.org.uk
Sun Sep 9 11:25:05 UTC 2012
On 08/09/2012 16:08, Bill and Anne Pritchard wrote:
> I just joined your mailing list and wondered if anyone
> can help with this wifi problem.
> I installed the Ubuntu 12.04LTS OS alongside
> Windows 7 in a Toshiba Netbook NB510-119.
> The Win 7 OS connects to the internet normally via
> a wireless connection to a Thomson
> Speedtouch ST585 v6 router. The Ubuntu
> OS fails to connect. I have tried several browsers,
> downloaded linux RTL8188ce drivers from Realtek and
> tried other linux wireless sites with no luck. I am currently
> running my Ubuntu system with a USB Netgear wireless
Well my first thought was to Google for others with similar problems.
Unfortunately the first thing I came up with was your questions being
There are a few others who seem to be having similar problems without
reporting resolutions. But there are others who are reporting goodness
so there maybe hope.
That said I've a couple of suggestions of things that you might try (in
no particular order):
1 - try downloading live CDs (well I guess using a USB flash stick would
be more appropriate since I doubt the netbook has a CD/DVD drive) of
different distros and see if any of those work better. At the least that
would point to a source of a working driver/kernel that might be able to
fix the problem. I noticed that the Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 images were
released the other day so it might be worth trying those too.
2 - do you have the firmware for the chipset loaded. I suspect you have
otherwise things just wouldn't work but maybe you have an older version
3 - are there any BIOS updates available for the netbook? Maybe one of
those will help.
4 - come down to the next meeting and see if anyone can help a bit or
diagnose the problem more. We have a wifi connection there so testing
would be possible. I wouldn't expect miracles though because from what I
read on your launchpad questions it is more of a driver/network
stability issue than a basic configuration issue.
Other posts that may be interesting
Hope this helps.
> Bill Pritchard
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