Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fixing wireless network card for Asus eee T91 on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic Koala) on my new Asus eee T91 i was pleased to notice the wireless was working out of the box. However after a few days of use i noticed the wireless networking was very slow and would drop out while working with large files. After a bit of research and reading about similar problems in Ubuntu 9.04 I came up with the following solution.

While the wireless will work out of the box it will run slowly and intermittently drop out.
to fix this do the following:
Open a terminal and enter the following:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and then uncomment(remove the hash at the start of the line) these two lines.

deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

then save the file and close it.
next type:

sudo apt-get update

then:

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-karmic

then reboot

Since doing this the wireless has worked perfectly, no drop outs and good speeds.

Hope this helps, i will have guides on setting up the screen drivers, touchscreen and compiz coming soon.

5 comments:

  1. Using the windows drivers via ndiswrapper also solves this problem

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  2. Pascal, can you say more? I tried to make a ndiswrapper for my t91 but got an error. Can you specify the names of the windows files (.inf & .sys) I should be looking for?
    TIA

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  3. Works great on T91MT as well!

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