Any idea how Jaunty handles the Atheros 500x series wifi cards?
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Gareth Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
> Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 13:24 +0200, Braun Brelin wrote:
> >> Hey all,
> >> Has anyone played around with 9.04 Beta/Release candidate?
> >> I'd like to find out if wireless network management and software has
> >> improved
> >> in Jaunty over Heron or Intrepid. Is Wireless management easy enough
>> Intrepid was a huge leap forward in reliability (re wireless
> networking) from Hardy Heron. I found that WPA2 service in particular
> was more reliable (tested heavily on services such as eduroam) and the
> 3G dongles and the like no longer required any scripting or hackery on
> my part.
>> Unfortunately, Intrepid seems to have introduced an elusive
> step re video drivers (best I can tell) which results in the occasional
> complete hang of my laptop. This is infrequent enough not to be a big
> problem, but much more frequent than I'd like.
>> Re networking, everything is plug and play, and I can honestly say
> using Ubuntu networking on a laptop (which requires moving from wired to
> wireless to 3G dongle and back again multiple times on a daily basis) is
> far easier and more user friendly on an Ubuntu box than on Windows -
> particularly when factoring in the 3G dongle aspect.
>> I've not tested Jaunty yet - I've reached the stage where I use
> computers to do work, rather than just use them for the fun of using
> them (mostly! ;-) ) so I tend to wait for production releases now,
> rather than testing the RCs and the like.
>> Hope this helps.
>> Best regards,
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