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Thread: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

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    Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    I'm surprised that for an OS that is claimed to be the most popular free OS nothing seems to work out of the box like it should.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    Not a support request, moved to Ubuntu, Linux, and OS Chat.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    I have 6 systems running Ubuntu, with a combination of wireless and wired networking. All of it just works, without any drama. I have another 7 devices running Windows and Android, plus an Expressvu DVR and Samsung Blu-ray DVD player they all interact without any problems.

    My networking hardware consists of a D-Link dual channel router, a SMC Barricade router, 5 port and 8 port switches all connected to a cable modem provided by my isp.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    Four Ubuntu systems on my LAN, rock solid, easy to set up, and no drama.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    No drama here, either. Ubuntu machines, Fedora machines, Windows machines, Android devices. It all behaves nicely together. Everything that is supposed to have access to my Ubuntu server does. My wife's Win 8 machine backs up to it nightly.

    Gigabit wired, N900 wireless.
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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    Is it? Guess you need to be more spefific about what exactly isn't working.
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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    Is it? Guess you need to be more spefific about what exactly isn't working.
    Windows gives me more wifi networking grief than Ubuntu. Now networking hardware, specifically wifi can be a problem, but that's more a linux issue than an Ubuntu issue IMO.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    Hardware is not an issue with Linux itself.

    OEM driver support for Linux is the issue. No OS can use hardware for which drivers are either unavailable or shoddy.

    That does present the practical problem that if you are running Linux and have certain hardware, life will be difficult. But it is not Linux that is at fault.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    I think Linux is a networking dream. Far, far more flexible and easy to use than windows. I'm surprised you think otherwise.

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    Re: Why is Ubuntu a Networking Nightmare?

    I have had good luck except I no longer recommend Ubuntu for dialup users. I have never gotten it to work no matter how hard I tried.

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