I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, 32-bit, and trying to get hooked up to wireless (I've been using ethernet until now, and it's no longer possible where I am living). I could try to set up a router with DD-WRT as an access point if I have to, but I already have an AirLink101 Golden N (model AWLL6075) dongle and would rather use that if possible. Ubuntu finds it okay, and it finds the network okay, and when I enter the password it tells me I've connected to the network - but nothing loads. Chrome just gives me "Unable to connect to the Internet" or "This website is unavailable," and when I do ifconfig, it shows a LOT of packet loss. What do I do? Is it a driver issue (I'm using whatever Ubuntu came with)? Or something else? Other devices in the house work fine.
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:2f:35:6d:2f
inet addr:192.168.1.29 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::221:2fff:fe35:6d2f/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:39469 errors:0 dropped:445553 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:34526 errors:0 dropped:1014 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:27667361 (27.6 MB) TX bytes:7729976 (7.7 MB)
It eventually started "working," but still drops a lot of packets and stops working sporadically.