[ubuntu-uk] wifi mini-survey

Stephen Drake stevepdrake at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:54:18 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 17:24 +0000, Mac wrote:
> Friends >>> Following the surprisingly few responses to some recent 
> questions about wifi, I'm beginning to wonder how many of us are 
> actually using Ubuntu wirelessly on laptops.
> So here's a quick poll:
> Do you use Ubuntu on a laptop + wifi?
> And, if you do, do you use
> no encryption / WEP / WPA / WPA2
> with ESSID broadcast / hidden?
> Mac

Desktop - Broadcom 4306 w/ bcm43xx or ndiswrapper, depending on my mood
(ndiswrapper default).

Laptop - Atheros 5212 w/ Madwifi.

Both connect to my AP with WPA-PSK TKIP.

With broadcast off I find it difficult to connect most of the time.
bcm43xx will see it and sometimes connect, but ndiswrapper won't admit
to it's existence at all. 

I also find CCMP/AES unreliable with on both cards.

NB. I'm still on Ubuntu 7.04 where ndiswrapper has the performance edge
over bcm43xx, but when I move to 7.10 I may switch permanently.


P.S. Has anyone tried NM 0.7 on Fedora yet? I'm still downloading here. 

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