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hellomoto
March 8th, 2009, 10:23 PM
hey guys, just upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10. Install was great.

I was most impressed that this was the first edition to recognise my wifi card out the box.

Whilst it was good and connected to the network. The reception was poor and eventually i lost my connection to the network. I know that the signal is great to my PC. As I never had problems with 8.04 and I dual boot into windows on the same PC and I get 100% reception with the same wifi card.

Is there any way I can disable the current driver used by 8.10 for my wifi card so I can try use Ndiswrapper like i have done with 8.04.

Also is there any way i can chosse what DNS servers I use in 8.10.

thankyou in advance

Kareeser
March 8th, 2009, 11:26 PM
The wireless driver should be listed in System -> Hardware Drivers.

You can disable "wl" from there, and use ndiswrapper to install the Windows driver of your choice :)

hellomoto
March 8th, 2009, 11:28 PM
many thanks. that was very helpfull! :D

hellomoto
March 8th, 2009, 11:36 PM
hmmm its not listed in there.

Here is some more info:



02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Belkin Device 700f (rev 20)




eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:8d:b3:fd:63
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:21 Base address:0x2000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:410 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:410 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:28900 (28.9 KB) TX bytes:28900 (28.9 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:3f:32:bd:28
inet addr:192.168.1.4 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:131263 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:72936 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:182822340 (182.8 MB) TX bytes:5679058 (5.6 MB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-17-3F-32-BD-28-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)