[ubuntu-uk] PCI Wirless card recommendation

Matthew Larsen mat.larsen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 15:01:23 BST 2007


Yeah that looks similar to the probs I have with my card, I posted in
another thread about messed up WLAN's, glad it isnt just me with this
prob :)

I couldnt connect via firefox or anything like that so I did an
ifconfig and noticed it nuked my IPv4 stuff. No idea why. Even after I
do the steps below it still randomly d/c's IPv4 and I have to repeat
the steps again, hopefully they will help you!

1) Use network manager to connect to your wireless network

2) Load up the console and do: sudo ifconfig ra1 192.168.2.1 up
            > The IP address doesnt matter as long as its IPv4

3) then get the IP: sudo dhclient ra1

hopefully that will sort it out.

On 22/10/2007, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> Mat,
>
> On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 14:39 +0100, Matthew Larsen wrote:
> > Funnily enough the one I got from the Computer Shop in Kilburn worked
> > fine for me in windows and ubuntu.
>
> That's where I got the current one! It's an RAlink with the RT2500 chip
> set. Worked great with feisty but not so good on Gutsy. Checkout bug
> #134660 on launchpad. There is a recommendation to try the 'legacy'
> driver, so I may give that a go again tonight (I did try it, but it
> didn't seem to make any difference).
>
> Regards,
> Tony.
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