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My rt2500 network card works fine in Ubuntu live session but according to connection details I'm only getting 5Mb/s. My network card is 802.11G so I should be getting something like 56Mb/s, but how do I do that?
I haven't had to do anything to get it to work and it works fine with WPA, so I don't think there are any major driver problems, but I have heard of the unreliability of these linux drivers.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who had that problem with Ubuntu (before I got rid of my wireless card that is.) I had that same card, with the same problem, but I was only getting 1 MB/s. The only way I ever fixed it was to install NDISWrapper and use the Windows driver (which gave me full speed)...
Its not the problem with Ubuntu. I have seen this problem almost everywhere in India, from cyber cafes running windows to my office, running on Linux. Our LAN cards are capable of 10 MB/sec of speed but I never got more than 2.1 MB of transfer. Same for cyber cafe, you never get more than 80 KB/sec of transfer.
If it's working in Windows like that, then it's as you said, the unreliability of the Linux driver...I had alot of bad luck with it on mine...so i had to switch to NDISWrapper and use the Windows driver...