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Ubuntu 10.04 on ThinkPad T60

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
July 16, 2010 6:34:43 PM

When I use the build-in wireless card (intel), video always needs to be buffered. However, if I switch to an add-on wireless card (linksys), video runs smoothly.

Everything (OS, browser, router, video clip) is the same except the wireless card. Is that a known issue for intel wireless card running linux?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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July 16, 2010 8:22:58 PM

Wireless in general tends to be an issue with Linux. Wireless chipset manufacturers don't like releasing Linux drivers or source code, so we are responsible for reverse-engineering the drivers and trying to make them work. But I digress.

Your best bet would be finding a wireless card that uses a chipset that has Linux drivers. A google search will yield numerous sites explaining what to look for. I assume your laptop's Intel wireless card is mini-PCI, so I'm sure you can find a replacement that will work :) 

Good luck