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Old 03-24-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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LXer: WiFi In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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One of the major changes mentioned in yesterday's release announcement for the Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Beta was "excellent wireless networking support". As I haven't yet blogged about the 802.11abg WiFi support in Feisty Fawn nor has it been covered on Phoronix, I decided to talk about it now with the Feisty Fawn beta release. For today's purposes I had loaded up Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn beta on a Lenovo ThinkPad T60, which has an integrated Intel 3945 wireless connection. I also had inserted a NetGear PCMCIA card, which at heart is an Atheros 802.11g Chipset.

Old 03-25-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
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I know a lot of people disagree with distributing binary blobs, but to be honest, what Ubuntu has done here is going to make a HUGE difference for new users getting their wireless cards to work. I hope other distros pick up on what Ubuntu is doing here.
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I'm hardly above a new user and have had nothing but an evening of frustration with getting a card which worked well with eft to do anything with fawn.


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