Went back to school and found that my "new" (to me anyway) laptop can't connect to wifi. It works if it's close to the router but past 30 or so feet it doesn't pick it up. Apparently I have the same issue in my house, I just didn't notice because it's much smaller (though because I've been messing with it so much it has stopped working unless I'm in the same room as the router) than a big university.
Some info if needed:
Code:sudo lshw -C network [sudo] password: *-network description: Ethernet interface product: 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 19 bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0 logical name: eth0 version: 03 serial: 00:1d:72:8e:26:f7 capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=1.5.1-k firmware=0.3-0 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair resources: irq:42 memory:f8200000-f821ffff memory:f8225000-f8225fff ioport:1840(size=32) *-network description: Wireless interface product: PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 61 serial: 00:13:e8:a3:95:03 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl4965 driverversion=3.2.0-29-generic-pae firmware=188.8.131.52 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:44 memory:f7f00000-f7f01fff ubuntux61tablet:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=14 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off eth0 no wireless extensions. ubuntux61tablet:~$