8.04.1 in a Medion Akoya Mini -> Ndiswrapper
José Á. Fernández
jose.angel.fernandez.freire at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 14:43:44 UTC 2008
This is my 1st mail, so I would firstly like to introduce myself. My name is
Pepe (^_Pepe_^) and I'm from Spain, I use a very odd English (sorry!), and
I'm a pretty new joiner in Ubuntu world, after 10 or more years not using
I've successfully installed Ubuntu 8.10 in my General Purpose PC (PC #1,
E8200), in my fully-BOINC-deployed-full-unnattended PC (PC#3, Pentium 4,
2.40) and in my HTPC (PC#2 AMD x2). I've read some issues in my netbook with
8.10, so I've installed 8.04.1 with some success.
My problem is that since the Wifi card is not supported (AFAIK), I had to
use Ndiswrapper to make it work.
- sudo depmod -a
- sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
- echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
- sudo ndiswrapper -m
I've downloaded the Windows driver (
http://rapidshare.com/files/132471960/ralink_rt2860.tar.gz) for Ratlink
2860, and after a
- sudo ndiswrapper -i rt2860.inf
- sudo ndiswrapper -l
I've my wifi system working...but with less "power" than Windows.
Working on my living room, I have no troubles, because my router is 2 meter
away. But, when I go to my bedroom (next floor) wifi signal goes down
quickly and finally shuts down the connection... :-(
I've read surfing somewhere, that ndiswrapper has this behaviour and madwifi
works better managing Wifi power.
My question is: Can I use madwifi somehow? Any how-to???
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