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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:

  1. Disabling IPv6 (like this place suggests). Nothing changed, as far as I could tell.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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As it turns out, my wireless card was dying. I purchased a Panda Wireless adapter (on Amazon), plugged it in, and it now works perfectly.

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