[ubuntu-uk] broadband problem

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Tue May 15 17:00:13 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 17:45 +0100, Kris Douglas wrote:
> On 15 May 2012 17:22, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> >> > I forget to mention that the connection from the routers to the PCs was
> >> > by wireless. To add another bit of information the PC running Xubuntu
> >> > was tried with a wired connection to the router and the BB speed was 8.2
> >> > mbps.
> > Kris - What do you mean by wireless device? If you are referring to  the
> > router connected to the wireless BB the answer is no. If you are
> > referring to the dual booted PC, which is a new machine, the wireless BB
> > just works on the ancient Windows XP Pro so surely should just work on
> > the latest edition of Xubuntu.
> As you mention, you say you are connecting to the broadband from the
> Xubuntu machine with a WiFi adapter, when you use a cable it works,
> with the WiFi adapter it doesn't.
> The assumption I am making is that it could be something to do with
> the wireless adapter (USB dongle or PCI card or integrated unit). It
> may well be installed fine in Windows X & Ubuntu, but not on Xubuntu.
> -- 
> Kris Douglas.
>  www.krisd.eu

I believe you are on the right track as long as we just confine
ourselves to XP Pro and Xubuntu. (The Ubuntu example is a bit of a red
herring). So, I have a situation where the latest version of Xubuntu
does not have the necessary driver whereas old XP Pro does. What is my
next step, please, to remedy the situation?


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