I've been trying ubuntu on my (quite old) laptop for months.
I like it, Linux above all.
The only reason that took me away from using ubuntu,and other major distros, is an issue with my wireless card.
I have a Zydas ZD1211, embedded in my laptop, which is connected via usb, as lsusb says:
The card is recognised correctly, but signal strength (and quality) is very poor (this doesn't happen on other OS).
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:170c ASUSTek Computer, Inc. WL-159g 802.11bg
This causes frequent/random loss of connection, then i'm not able to connect again.
I tried to use windows driver throught NDISwrapper and, first, i got a positive result: the card worked as expected but... i got (and still get) a kernel panic as soon as the connection is established.
My question: is there a way to make my wireless card work correctly in some way?
Thanks and greetings from Italy .