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I've been having numerous problems with connectivity through WiFi. It had been working for a few days and now it doesn't. On top of that around 40% of every time I turn on the laptop it shows "System running in low-graphics" error and I'm unable to view the desktop (sometimes not even able to access terminal), therefore having to manually power-down until it finally works. I use Ubuntu 12.10.


NetworkManager Tool

State: connected (global)

- Device: eth0  [Wired connection 1] -------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            r8169
  State:             connected
  Default:           yes
  HW Address:        84:34:97:6B:2E:D7

    Carrier Detect:  yes
    Speed:           10 Mb/s

  Wired Properties
    Carrier:         on

  IPv4 Settings:
    Prefix:          24 (


    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              802.11 WiFi
  Driver:            rt2800pci
  State:             unavailable
  Default:           no
  HW Address:        68:94:23:50:A5:D9


  Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption:  yes
    WPA Encryption:  yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

  Wireless Access Points 
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Try to change the channel number in your router. I had the same problem with a Android mobile device. I changed the channel number from 8 to 11 and this problem was solved.

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