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Old 10-26-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
riverguy99
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Smile Any recent progress on wifi issues?


I tried VERY HARD a few years ago to convert my office of about 5 computers to Ubuntu. I had it all going well, but there were the continual wifi issues. Nobody could come up with any specifics on how to make ANY of our very generic computers get/stay online. That is what finally took it all down and we went back to XP. I still want very much to go back to Ubuntu, but until this issue has some answers better than "this might work," or "here's a mile of code you can try that a friend said works," I'm not into investing that much of my and my staff's time in trying again. We're using old Dell D-620's and XPS M1530's running XP now. They all ran Ubuntu sweetly, but the wifi thing killed us. There just should be a way by now . . .
Any thoughts?
 
Old 10-26-2011, 04:13 AM   #2
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you can try other distros that have wifi drivers pre-installed.

4 ways to get wifi working on linux
 
Old 10-26-2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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You really have to try and see. But things dit get better. In Slackware 13.0 it was a bit of problem to get my wifi up and running, but with 13.37 all worked out of the box (more or less) - even dlink dongle has support so I did not even had to bother downloading drivers etc.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!
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Originally Posted by riverguy99 View Post
I tried VERY HARD a few years ago to convert my office of about 5 computers to Ubuntu. I had it all going well, but there were the continual wifi issues. Nobody could come up with any specifics on how to make ANY of our very generic computers get/stay online. That is what finally took it all down and we went back to XP. I still want very much to go back to Ubuntu, but until this issue has some answers better than "this might work," or "here's a mile of code you can try that a friend said works," I'm not into investing that much of my and my staff's time in trying again. We're using old Dell D-620's and XPS M1530's running XP now. They all ran Ubuntu sweetly, but the wifi thing killed us. There just should be a way by now . . .
Any thoughts?
You provided no real information other than 'wifi' doesn't work' for you 'years' ago. I know the whole picture has changed in that time frame (years ago). How many??

One suggestion: Do not make a blanket production change. Setup one test machine to install and experiment with. I do suggest that system should be dual boot if your equipment numbers are limited. Once you have this setup and you are experiencing issues then come back with specific information; Hardware specs, Distribution & version#, any error(s) messages(dmesg output for specific errors) while booting, specific device hardware information along with any other relative information.

FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.



One other thing, You can do a LQ
Search with good keywords. It is likely someone else has experience with similar problems and solved the issue here.
 
  


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