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    Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    I hope someone can help me deal with this.

    I have consecutively installed Mint, Fedora and ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite C650.

    The wireless connection created by Fedora is VERY fast ... and those of Mint and ubuntu are like molasses in February (connected - as in data is received - but measured in BYTES/sec).

    I hope this "makes sense" to someone, for it sure doesn't to me.

    I do NOT want to use Fedora ... but how can I overcome this "issue" and use one of the other distributions?


    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Try disabling power management for the wireless card:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...-wireless-card
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Well maybe I REALLY don't know what I'm doing but "iwconfig" does not produce any output that I can see (this is in ubuntu 12.04).

    So I continue to be stuck ...

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Quote Originally Posted by Langstracht View Post
    Well maybe I REALLY don't know what I'm doing but "iwconfig" does not produce any output that I can see (this is in ubuntu 12.04).

    So I continue to be stuck ...
    I want to make sure that I understand this correctly....when in the terminal and you run
    Code:
    iwconfig
    ....you are not getting any information in the CLI?

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Well I was saying that, yes. But in error.

    Doing it again - properly this time I guess - revealed:

    Power Management: Off.

    In addition, in the hope that it'll help solve this problem/mystery, it reported:

    Mode: Managed
    Frequency: 2.412
    Bit rate = 65 Mb/s
    Tx-Power = 15 dBm
    Link quality = 69/70
    Signal Level = -41 dBm and some more stuff of 0 errors.

    Look forward VERY MUCH to a diagnosis and remedy.

    TIA

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    What wireless chipset is it? Please provide a hardware list in this fashion:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...re-information
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Evidently it is:

    AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    Vendor Atheros

    I'm afraid I didn't understand your reference to how to detail it. Hopefully the above will suffice.

    Thanks for taking this on.

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Try this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...72&postcount=4

    --Edit: I've clarified and explained it on my website:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...are-encryption
    (item 2.2, right column)
    Last edited by Pjotr123; December 30th, 2012 at 06:35 PM.
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
    In for a pleasant surprise? Give Xubuntu a try:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylin...roject/xubuntu

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Quote Originally Posted by Langstracht View Post
    Evidently it is:

    AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    Vendor Atheros

    I'm afraid I didn't understand your reference to how to detail it. Hopefully the above will suffice.
    Just for future reference: you can generate a shorter lshw output by restricting it to the class of hardware you are interested in. You use the option -C . The man page says capital C, but lower case works too.

    Do
    Code:
    man lshw
    to look at the man page.

    In this instance, you would do
    Code:
    sudo lshw -c network
    To post that sort of output here, use the # button at the top of the post window to generate code tags, and paste the output between them. If it is a lot of text, the code box will have a scroll bar at the side.
    Michael

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    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Re: Anyone with hair to spare - mine's all been pulled out

    Try this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...72&postcount=4

    Did so. And it works perfectly!!! Genius.

    Thanks so much.

    Also thanks to audiomick for the tips. I'll endeavour to keep them in mind.

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