[Novalug] Everyones favorite topic, laptops
Eric Dantan Rzewnicki
eric at zhevny.com
Fri Aug 22 16:37:34 EDT 2008
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 03:22:10PM -0400, Opus wrote:
> Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 04:54:14PM -0400, Nick Danger wrote:
> I think my Panasonic Toughbook just bit the dust (again). I've repaired
> it more then once in the several years I've owned it, it lived a hard
> ... some text deleted to save space ...
> Just looking for a few ideas. Remember too Im not in Northern VA
> anymore. There is a MicroCenter in north New Jersey but I'm only taking
> the ride down when Im sure. Its a long way to window shop :-)
> I recently got an acer extensa 4620. It's mostly ok, but I have painful
> issues with the iwl3945 driver/wireless card. I haven't had it long
> enough to know anything about how reliable it will be long term.
> Is the iwl3945 one of the Intel PRO/Wireless controllers? I recently got
> a new laptop with the Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG and it has been excellent
> with Ubuntu 8.04 - worked right out of the box at 54 Mbps and connected to
> my WPA/PSK-TKIP AP with no problem and has been rock solid so far (about 5
Yes, here's what lspci says:
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
I guess I can try the older binary blob driver which I've heard some
people say worked better for them than the new open source driver. Of
course, that would mean I actually had to set up my home wireless.
Usually I only ever use wifi at conferences ...
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