Mentoring program / fixing WiFi bugs

Alexander Sack asac at
Mon Nov 9 12:46:10 GMT 2009

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 07:09:41PM +0000, Andrew Wood wrote:
> Hi
> Im interested in getting involved with Ubuntu development, Ive done
> Linux C/C++ user space apps before and am currently learning about
> writing device drivers.
> Ive heard about the mentoring program and am getting irritated by the
> fact that WiFi connections on Ubuntu seem to keep 'dropping out' whilst
> our Windows & Mac machines work on the same network without a problem.
> I would be interested in looking into whats causing this under the
> mentoring program if this is possible but am not sure where to turn?

these are usually driver related issues ... and depend on your hardware.

If you are a broadcom user, there probably is not much you can do as broadcom
drivers are closed source. If you run atheros or some other hardware with free
drivers, you might be able to contribute upstream; the project that does most
of the wifi driver work is

 - Alexander

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