Installed 8.10 using WUBI on my Toshiba Satellite L40.
Realtek 8187B Wireless card will see the network and connect to it, but
is so slow as to be unusable.
Are there any "fixes" that people know about for this?
I've got a USB wireless dongle that uses this chipset and have had
similar problems. There is a very old bug report at
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/275302 and I've
emailed the people who are listed as the module developers, but had no
response. It looks like the device just randomly drops a LOT of packets.
I've had a quick look at trying to fix it myself, but I don't really
understand how these things work!
Not very helpful I know, some people have had some success with
ndiswrapper, a horrible hack I know, but if it works?
I've been looking at this:
which seems to have had a good response - however I get into trouble
with the patching process - there is apparently no command "patch" in
Ubuntu, and when I go to Synaptic to install it, there is no "patch"
Any ideas on that one?
Yep, this should be easy to solve! Try installing the
'build-essential' package using your favourite method.
If you're not familiar with installing software on Ubuntu, choose
'Synaptic Package Manager' from the 'System > Administration' menu,
then search for the package name. Click on the empty checkbox and
choose to mark for installation. At the bottom, click the Apply button
and it will install.
I might have missed a step here, so shout if you need more help.