This is very frustrating but the fix is usually easy once you read this blog. It's very frustrating when you find that your Linux / Ubuntu laptop's wifi will NEVER work unless it is plugged into the power. The wifi menu may say "Wifi disabled by hardware switch". You may find that your laptop has no switch or has a function wifi button on the keyboard but this does not work or have any effect.
The cause is usual a "wmi" kernel module and simply doing an........
iw dev wlan0 station dump
This is very useful because it is helpful if you are running something like hostapd and need to see the signal strength and negotiated connection speed.
Station ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff (on wlan0)
inactive time: 16309 ms
rx bytes: 25451
rx packets: 325
tx bytes: 44381
tx packets: 159
tx retries: 0
tx failed: 0
signal: -72 [-72] dBm
signal avg: -72 [-72] dBm........
Usually a lot of things don't work right on Linux, but Samsung printers aren't one of them. I used to have a CLP310N that never worked right in Linux, it would print strange lines over pictures or with some programs, no picture at all. I was using whatever the default driver that Ubuntu found.
Now I upgraded to a CLP-365W which is basically the same thing with wireless but no driver from Ubuntu (eg CLP-350) works. I was forced to go to Samsung's site and was surprise........
I am watching the Canucks riot and a reporter said Twitter is down.
My home connection on Shaw is fine, but when Iused my Rogers network over the cell, it says "Rate Limit Exceeded". I wonder if this is a transparent redirect by Rogers under police order?
I noticed that the Telus network loaded Twitter just fine.........
My mother needed a new laptop and I recommended her the same one I would have bought myself or my wife, that means the cheapest possible laptop with the most features for the money.
This HP shines at this price point and one thing that made me stay away from buying more and recommending HP/Compaq was the poor battery life. Not anymore, this model has an industry leading up to 4 hours of battery life.
Key Factors for Choosing It:
Here are the results, it is Sempron 3000+ AMD Mobile, 500Gig HDD, 512MB RAM with shared ATI Radeon graphics.
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Telus + 2Wire 2700 Router HorribleWell first of all let me say this is the only router/switch that sometimes seems to crash/disconnect computers on the local network.
This device also thought it would be smart to block VOIP packets coming from my Sipura ATA VOIP adapters so I disabled the [quote:cb89ba7bff]"Invalid TCP Flag Attacks (NULL/XMAS/Other)"[/quote:cb89ba7bff] option
Then all of a sudden I couldn't get onto any web pages, the wireless........
Vonage & Linksys Offer Trade-In ProgramVonage & Linksys Offer Trade-In Program
Monday, June 13 @ 09:22:36 PDT
Vonage is offering customers a way to get a free 802.11g router when they turn in their old one.
For a limited time, customers can trade-in their used router – any brand, any model – for a Linksys Wireless-G Router with 2 Phone Jacks for broadband telephony (WRTP54G) for free (after rebates), when they si........
Intel's Finnish FetishIntel's Finnish Fetish
By Dave Mock
June 13, 2005
Chipmaker Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has successfully topped the personal computer market for decades. Breaking into related areas such as communications has been much difficult for the world's largest semiconductor maker. But a new partnership with Nokia (NYSE: NOK) could help to change that.
Intel's forays into cellular-phone and home-entertaiment-device chips have........
I played around with xmit power (how much power in mW) to see if I could increase the range and signal strength. Idon't think this Linksys WRT54G's strength is the wireless, it seems to have poor signal quality and transfer rates all around.
Ithink part of the problem is also that there are several wireless networks around my house that could be interfering and the walls are thick here.
Anyaway, moving on now :) The default is 28mW and I increased it to........
Truly, the only way to unleash the capabilities and customization abilities of iPhone are to jailbreak, it's not just for hackers anymore.
A few days ago someone by the named of "geohot" released a single click application called "purplera1n", which does the entire operation smoothly and seamlessly.
In our case, the first time it went as far as "done, wait for reboot" on our Windows machine and for minutes we waited and saw the pic on the iPhone w........
As much of a computer nerd as Iam, I'm usually a late adopter to technology for a few reasons. Ifeel most new hyped technologies and electronics are mainly fads, and I'm also cheap.
Adopting later means you avoid the bugs, kinks and most importantly pay the lowest price, that's me being cheap again :)
I never read much about the iPhone but Isaw all the hype around it and until recently I wasn't a big fan of anything Apple until a few years ago I realize........