I have a Toshiba Satellite A105. It worked OK with Windows on it, but it works amazingly with Ubuntu. I really like Ubuntu so far.
With one exception: The wireless is extremely slow. Ridiculously so, you have to wait 10 minutes for one webpage to load. If I connect it with an ethernet cable it works just fine, or if I use a Windows computer. I've found many 'solutions' for this problem, but none of them have worked.
I've got an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945abg wireless card. Here's what I've tried so far:
- Disabling IPv6 (like this place suggests). Nothing changed, as far as I could tell.
- Using WICD instead of of Network Manager (as outlined here: www.dreamlogic.net/archives/fixing-slow-wifi-in-ubuntu-11-10. It worked briefly, and then it stopped working entirely.
- Using NDISWrapper to install a Dell Driver, as outlined here: www.overclock.net/t/368589/solved-slow-wireless-speeds-in-ubuntu-but-not-vista#post_4334413.
- I've tried all of this stuff. Unsuccessfully.
I'm pretty new to Linux, so if you could instruct my foolishness I would be much obliged. Thanks a lot!
Oh, and I'm running Oneiric Ocelot (11.10), by the way.