[sf-lug] wifi on linux (notably laptops)

Eric Walstad ewalstad at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 07:27:56 PST 2010

Hi Jim,

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:58 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>   i'm sure there's some kind of ladder or hierarchy
> that, once understood with terminology nailed down,
> could help make sense out of diagnosing not only how
> come the <BADWORD> wifi isn't working but other things
> as well.

I've done the proprietary wifi dance a few times in the past; black
list this driver, ndiswrapper that driver and do-see-do-your wifi.  I
found the Asus WL-167g USB adapter Just Works on reasonably recent
hardware/software combinations and it is fairly inexpensive, too (~$25
after shipping and tax:  http://snipr.com/u9s7o).

That doesn't help you understand wifi on linux, though.

Good luck,


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