Do you really want developers to be on this list was (Re: Very bad status of hardware (especially wifi) support in ubuntu, due to the too many accumulated regressions)

Nicolas Deschildre ndeschildre at
Thu Nov 13 20:58:11 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 8:55 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 20:36 +1100, Sarah Hobbs wrote:
>> Take the intel 3945 card, for example.  Vincenzo says it doesn't work
>> for him, under various modes.  Various users on the forums have also
>> mentioned that their systems don't work with these cards.
>> However, other users on the forums, mailing lists, and a whole lot of
>> the developers, including myself, have this card, and see that it works
>> for them.  I personally haven't seen this break since I upgraded to
>> gutsy back at the UDS in Sevilla, 2007 (ie, pre-alpha 1), and I use WPA,
>> which seems to be one of the areas of complaint, otherwise without problems.
> In my experience, it does work fine with WPA.  It's WEP that's the
> issue.  It only works with WEP (properly) using iwconfig.  If you use
> NetworkManager, the key will *never* be accepted.  And if you use
> network-admin (gone in Intrepid), the key will be accepted, but it won't
> get an IP address.

And yet, my intel 3945 works fine with me with WEP & NetworkManager
both in Hardy and Intrepid. Don't forget there are multiple
"sub-models" of a given model.
Please report your detailled hardware information (lspci -vvnn) on (Intel
3945 Wireless in Hardy cannot negotiate WEP or WPA Keys) or/and (Intel
WLAN, 3945 (a/b/g) - low performance).

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