Wireless and Wired Connection Issues
I have an MPC TransPort T2300 with Xubuntu 12.04 LTS installed. Since the laptop is made to run Windows XP and nothing else, I decided to try Ubuntu out on it. It works great...except for these networking problems.
Basically what happens is I connect to the wireless network perfectly fine. It says I am connected, however all my applications do not connect to their servers.
For example, Firefox times out before it loads the web page, and Skype has the 'connecting' icon up all the time.
When I list my PCI devices, it comes up that I have this card:
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
Wired connections work perfectly fine on this laptop.
Now for the wired connection problem. When I am connected to a wired network via internet, Firefox stops going to web pages after about 5 minutes. Firefox keeps saying that it is waiting for the server to send data. In order for me to get Firefox to load pages again, I have to re-connect my Ethernet.
I would really hate going back to Windows XP on this laptop.
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