[ubuntu-uk] Strange Wireless Behaviour

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri May 9 07:52:56 UTC 2014

On 9 May 2014 08:21, Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I have an Acer netbook on which I have recently replaced PCLinuxOS with Xubuntu 14.04. Using PCLOS the netbook would detect and lock on to the wi-fi signal anywhere in the house. Now it is running Xubuntu it detects the signal but won't connect unless I move the device to within a few yards of the router.
> Given that the hardware is clearly working fine, and the issue has only arisen following the changeover, the cause must be with the OS. Is there a wi-fi "sensitivity threshold" setting or something similar I can try?

Are you certain that it is not a problem with the router or the h/w on
the laptop, or perhaps a new hotspot nearby on the same channel?
Often the most difficult to solve problems can be down to co-incidence
confusing the situation.


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