[ubuntu-uk] Wifi issues on 14.04

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 13:37:25 UTC 2014

On 28/04/14 14:34, Peter Smout wrote:
> 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.
> Hi,
> 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
13.10 was working perfectly so this is some sort of new bug, but how and 
why it only affects one connection I have no idea!

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