I installed Ubuntu and my wifi worked flawlessly for about a week. Then one day it was slow to the point of unusable and so it remains until now. The problem is not the network itself as my desktop has perfectly fine wifi. I uninstalled Ubuntu and reinstalled - this did not fix the problem. I've read a ton of very confusing answers proporting to solve this problem and I have spent a lot of time copying a hodgepodge of code from these answers to the terminal. Nothing has worked. I tried to install Fedora and it wouldn't install so I'm stuck with Ubuntu. help! :)
edit: I also bought a panda wireless USB adapter to solve this problem but it doesn't fix it. the connection is still slow to the point of timing out.
Edit: I just installed MINT and the same issue arises. Regardless I'm confident it isn't the network or the laptop I'm on. When I connect via a physical connection it works just fine and as i said, the wireless worked prior. It also worked when I was using windows on the same machine.