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I've just moved house. In my old house we had a Virgin Media "super hub", and all my devices connected fine. We now have a Netgear DGN1000 and my laptops have trouble connnecting;

  • One laptop is a Samsung, running 12.04, using the wl driver.
  • The other is an ASUS, running 12.10, using the iwlwifi driver.
  • Both devices have difficulty connecting. They sometimes connect sporadically, but are very slow (1-2 seconds to ping another device on the LAN) and drop connection before too long.
  • Wired connections work fine
  • We've got 3 Android devices which all work fine over wireless
  • The Samsung also has Windows 7, which works fine
  • Changing the channel of the Wifi seems to help, but it doesn't completely solve the problem (and has never been necessary before, even in a built-up area with lots of other networks nearby)

For a reason I can't explain, this seems to be Ubuntu-specific. Any ideas?

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There might be a problem with your router's wifi channel. Try to change it.

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Hi and welcome to AskUbuntu. This field is used for actual answers. Your answer does not contain any valuable information on how to solve this issue. You might consider leaving a comment in the future unless you know an exact solution. – 5chdn Jan 31 '13 at 22:20
@donschoe "Half answers" like this are actually much better as answers than as comments. Also, this user could not have commented. – Eliah Kagan Jan 31 '13 at 22:48
@EliahKagan okay, understood. thanks for pointing that out. – 5chdn Jan 31 '13 at 23:04
That appeared to do it, thanks! – marxjohnson Feb 1 '13 at 7:17
That may have been too hasty. Both laptops now connect, but the connection is still flakey on the ASUS. – marxjohnson Feb 1 '13 at 18:47

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