I have an Acer laptop with the Intel 4965 wireless component. I just did a fresh install of 7.10 after reading that my wireless should work "out of the box."
I believe that this is the case. When I was running 7.06, the wireless network manager did not show any networks available. Once I installed Gutsy, all the wireless networks in my building showed up in the drop-down list under the network icon. The wireless-indicator light still does not shine, though.
I am living in France right now, and I do not really understand the instructions for the Livebox wireless router. I know them well enough to get my laptop connected in Vista. There is a button on the router that when pressed will result in a five-minute window for connection to be made. After the connection is made you're good. Okay, that was just background. I have two problems:
1) The instructions for connection show the etry of a WEP password. The default wireless-utility in Gutsy only had the options of WPA and LEAP (i.e. the drop-down list of networks). When I went to the manual configuration and selected WEP (I assumed ascii), nothing happened upon entering my pwd. Do you know if I also have to enter a user name? The DHCP information remained blank even after I set it to automatic.
So there's that. The second problem is probably simpler.
2) When I was trying to get it to connect, I was going back and forth between manual configuration and the drop-down list of available networks. After disabling and re-enabling roaming mode in the manual config a few times, the drop-down list dissapeared, and indeed, the network icon in the system tray is gone too.
This is a fresh install, I have not changed anything about it yet. I have not even installed the updates, though I can do so with the ethernet-cable connection.
I hope that somebody is able to help me, since I'm really looking forward to starting to use Gutsy for my computing needs instead of Vista.