[ubuntu-uk] Wifi issues on 14.04

Peter Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 13:34:47 UTC 2014

On 28/04/14 14:20, Gareth France wrote:
> I posted recently about issues with my portable wifi hotspot. I am still
> experiencing issues but have now had the chance to further define the
> problem. The connection freezes, chrome simply states 'resolving host'
> and the page must be reloaded several times before it will load. This
> happens every 5 minutes or so. I? have been sent a replacement hotspot
> but this is the same, I have used an 11.10 boot disc and it works
> perfectly. On my partner's laptop which is also running 14.04 it is faulty.
> The strange thing is that all other wifi connections work perfectly. The
> hotspot is a Huawei E5220.
> Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Sounds to me like a similar issue I had on 12.04 when it was first 
released using the built in WIFI card on my laptop, Network controller: 
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02).

I have a USB plugin one which worked perfectly so was not overly 
concerned, and it was fixed with a new kernel, I could have downloaded a 
different driver module and patched it into the kernel, but I never 
bothered as my luck when patching / rebuilding kernels has never been 
good ;)

I am surprised that 14.04 is still having similar issues (I have not 
upgraded yet owing to slow net out here in the sticks, but intend to d-l 
the .iso next time I have fibre-optic access!)

I suppose the multitude of hardware / software required for the many 
different interfaces available worldwide goes some way to explaining it, 
oh for standardisation ;)

Having said all that your issue may be totally unrelated.

Good luck

Pete S

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