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    WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    I keep getting dropped from the WPA wifi at school, and when I am dropped from the network, I am often not able to re-connect for a long, long time.

    I'm not sure what to do ... I kind of need to be able to connect at school so I can use google docs to study with friends for exams

    Edit: I should mention that I'm on 10.04 LTS
    Last edited by lue42x; November 15th, 2010 at 05:51 AM. Reason: version number

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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    I installed kubuntu-desktop, going to school today in an hour or so, hopefully it makes a difference

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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    no luck...

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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    what is your wireless card?
    Code:
    hwinfo --wlan
    you may need to install hwinfo for that
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install hwinfo
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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    I'm not quite sure why ... but I got this message. Should I try the apt-get -f install command it suggests?


    adel@adel-laptop:~$ hwinfo --wlan
    The program 'hwinfo' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install hwinfo
    adel@adel-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install hwinfo
    [sudo] password for adel:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    akonadi-server: Depends: libakonadiprivate1 (>= 1.1.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libboost-program-options1.40.0 (>= 1.40.0-1) but it is not going to be installed
    hwinfo: Depends: libhd16 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    THis is the info for my wlan:

    56: None 00.0: 1070a WLAN
    [Created at net.124]
    Unique ID: AYEt.QXn1l67RSa1
    Parent ID: y9sn.JsGId2s67K7
    SysFS ID: /class/net/wlan0
    SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:02:00.0
    Hardware Class: network interface
    Model: "WLAN network interface"
    Driver: "iwlagn"
    Driver Modules: "iwlagn"
    Device File: wlan0
    HW Address: 00:23:14:a2:ad:44
    Link detected: yes
    Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #30 (WLAN controller)

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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    edited for ignorance
    Last edited by owners4life5; November 15th, 2010 at 07:22 PM. Reason: i thought the question was different...sorry about that.
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    Re: WPA wifi connectivity at school is really poor

    Would using Endiswrapper work? I heard about this program a long time ago but never tried it out. If I can find the Windows driver and use Endiswrapper with it, will that maybe solve the problem? If it doesn't is it easy to revert back to my original linux driver settings?

    Also, is Endiswrapper hard to use?

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