Same problem here, Asus 1201n too.
Drops connection every minute or so.
Would love help with this.
I seem to have found a solution to my problem, so thought I would share.
Having looked at the files installed by driver, it had copied the firmware to the /lib/firmware/2.6.31-17-generic/RTL8192SE folder.
Normally I put firmware files directly into /lib/firmware
So I copied both files into this folder and rebooted, all seems to be fine now.
Hope this helps someone else.
When you say both files which to files are you talking about? When I list the files in /lib/firmware/2.6.31-17-generic/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0013.1204.2009 I have 18 things listed.
Looking forward to the reply as am finding this frustrating.
Am running Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on a Toshiba L450-01M.
The BIOS on my 1201n always needs reconfigured on reboot too.
I'm having to use windows just now, as I am finding the problem very annoying.
I am using the latest bios version from Asus, 318.
Now not sure if problem is driver or bios related.
I normally use a Broadcom card, copy over the firmware and am up and running in about 5 min.
I am considering buying a half size pci-e card and installing it, requires opening it up though.
Here is what I used to get a stable wireless driver running on the 1201n. Many thanks to David Woo of on launchpad for posting all of the information here that I needed to get it working. And thanks to the Phoronix review of the 1201n that had the above link.
I've installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 9.10, but there are instructions within the bug report for getting it working on the 32-bit version as well.
 Extract the driver using 'tar zxvf <filename>'Code:sudo apt-get install build-essentials sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
 CD into the folder and run make
 Then run 'make install'
 If make install succeeds, reboot and it should be working
If the make install fails (as it did for me) you can manually install the driver using these steps:
 Copy the target module in HAL/rtl8192/rt8192se_pci.ko to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
 Copy rtl8192se firmware folder to /lib/firmware/`uname -r`
 Run the command of `depmod -a`
 Run the command of 'modprobe rtl8192se_pci', or reboot.
 Check the NetworkManager, and see whether there's network list show out?
Best of luck!
I bought Msi Wind Top AE2220M yesterday. Installed Ubuntu 9.10 x64, but can't get the wifi working :/ Spent hours trying to make it work.
I see my network, but it just won't connect at all. I also tried to change WEP/WPA encryption, didn't help either. This just makes me want to get rid of Ubuntu. Any ideas?