[ubuntu-uk] Realtek 8187b Wireless VERY VERY slow
matt at daubers.co.uk
Sat Mar 28 10:39:00 GMT 2009
On Sat, 2009-03-28 at 10:33 +0000, Gordon wrote:
> Matthew Daubney wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-03-28 at 08:10 +0000, Gordon wrote:
> >> Installed 8.10 using WUBI on my Toshiba Satellite L40.
> >> Realtek 8187B Wireless card will see the network and connect to it, but
> >> is so slow as to be unusable.
> >> Are there any "fixes" that people know about for this?
> > Hiya,
> > I've got a USB wireless dongle that uses this chipset and have had
> > similar problems. There is a very old bug report at
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/275302 and I've
> > emailed the people who are listed as the module developers, but had no
> > response. It looks like the device just randomly drops a LOT of packets.
> > I've had a quick look at trying to fix it myself, but I don't really
> > understand how these things work!
> > Not very helpful I know, some people have had some success with
> > ndiswrapper, a horrible hack I know, but if it works?
> > -Matt Daubney
> I've been looking at this:
> which seems to have had a good response - however I get into trouble
> with the patching process - there is apparently no command "patch" in
> Ubuntu, and when I go to Synaptic to install it, there is no "patch"
> Any ideas on that one?
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=patch indicates that its
there. You might want to update synaptic. If in doubt try running "sudo
apt-get install patch" from a terminal.
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