Fedora Networking :: Internal Vs External WiFi On Laptop?
May 9, 2009
I've been wondering lately about what would be the best approach to take concerning WiFi on my laptop (or laptops in general) ? Understand my question concerning this is ONLY about performance and no other issue.
What is the better thing to do:
a) install a new (better) WiFi card inside my laptop,
b) remove the card inside my laptop and use a WiFi USB stick,
c) remove the card inside my laptop and use a WiFi PCMCIA card?
Is simply being external to the laptop going to give me better performance in terms of locating and using a WiFi connection? On the laptop I'm currently using I know that merely rotating the laptop can boost the connection signal strenght by 15% or more. So, I'm really wondering about this. btw, I'm seriously giving thought to glueing a 3 or 4 inch lenght of 1/2 inch pvc pipe to the lid of my laptop as a holder for a homebrew parabolic WiFi dish. The idea is to attach the USB WiFi stick to a piece of coat hanger wire. Then slide the bottom and top of the coat hanger wire into a piece of paper (that's had aluminum foil glued to it) forming a parabola behind the WiFi stick. By rotating the parabola in the pvc holder I can instantly directionalize the reception/transmission of the Wifi USB stick. I'm wondering if anyone in the forum has experienced the difference between an internal vs an external WiFi device? Secondarily, has anyone in the forum tried the parabola trick?
I have an HP Pavilion dv7-1243cl laptop. It has an internal wifi that works ok at home but when I'm traveling I stay at RV Campgrounds the wifi signal gets pretty weak. So I Installed an external antenna.(ALFA model AWUS036H). The signal gets a full 5 bars.
Now the problem. I dual boot OS11.3 and Windows 7 pro. Everything works as expected on MS. When In boot to OS11.3 I can only connect to the internal antenna. (real spotty). If I turn off the internal antenna I can't connect to the external one. Knetwork manager show/detects and shows the strength of both of the signals only when the internal is on. On MS7 I can turn off the internal and it will connect to the external one with no problem. Is there anyway to get OS to allow me to connect to my choice of antenna? I've been into manage connections and selected wlan1 (external). no joy.
I am new to fedora 13. My problem is that I can not hear any sound from my laptop's internal speakers (that works f9 in windows--so no h/w probs!) but when I connect external headphones, everything is heard.I have tried several commands from various internet sources since past one week. I don't understand many of the commands that I have run, but that has somehow helped me to run media files and hear sound on HEADPHONES.
I have installed Fedora 7 on an old Dell laptop. The laptop has an internal wifi card that works. How can I get Fedora 7 to access the internal card? BTW I'm using an older version of Fedora because Fedora 12 causes the system to hang. I guess it just doesn't have the resources needed to run 12. I've used 7 on this machine before and it works great, but I've never been able to access the internal wifi card.
I just set up my first ever bind9 DNS server running on ubuntu server 10.04. This server is also my gateway/dhcp server.
Here is what is weird: If I do a dig @126.96.36.199 dschuett-lmtl.scs.local from any of my clients it resolves?!?! Dig shows that it got the answer from MY Bind9 DNS server (and NOT Google's of course), but why is it still resolving when I'm telling it to use and external DNS server?
The other weird thing is that the SAME EXACT dig command above does NOT resolve internal host names if I do it from the Bind9 DNS server. - Which is what i would expect SHOULD be happening if done from the client machines...
Im setting up a server thats connected to a large network. Now my external ip on the network is static and is 10.0.12.15. What I want is to create a dhcp network using the second port of my box. The first port eth0 goes to my network with the static ip 10.0.12.15 and my second port is connected to a switch with the static ip 192.168.12.1. Now dhcp works fine but none of the boxes that are connected to the internal ip cannot connect to the internet. Iv tried using squid and manual static ip routes. Im not using network manager or anything cause its a command line server.
Disable internal wireless card & enable external? Can I do this really by network-manager or should I use some other program. If I plug-in external both are connected. If I disable internal by laptop button, I cannot enable wireless anymore in nm-applett (external on).
I would like to turn off the internal wireless card since my external wireless card has better signal. Problem is if I turn of the internal card the external card turns off as well. My external card is an alfa awus036h 1000w. Laptop Gateway NV53. How would I disable the internal card and use only my external card?
I have a DELL running CentOS 5.4 with 2 active NICs, one with an external IP address (eth0) on 123.456.78.9 and another that is connected to our internal network (eth1), 192.168.2.x. When I reboot the server, everything works glowingly. External traffic is correctly routed over the external interface (eth0) and internal traffic over the internal interface (eth1). After some random amount of time, a couple of hours and sometimes a couple of days, all traffic starts getting routed over our internal network, so DNS requests fail, internet pages don't load, smtp connections fail, etc.
I'm assuming that everything that's not headed for our .1, .2 or VPN internal networks would go out the external interface. And why this works for a period of time and then stops working is beyond me. And when external traffic starts going over the internal interface, I just reboot and it starts working like it's supposed to again.
I have an Acer one with this peculiar operating system which I don't understand. I have had it a couple of years and it has hardly been used. It has always worked well and connected up to my WiFi until today when after it has booted I get 'internal fault. Hal has failed to initiate' and the Wifi connection does not work. I am perfectly familiar with Windows but I haven't a clue with this one. Have found a post on this forum relating to this fault but I am afraid it was double Dutch to me. I don't even know how to access it's inner system let along enter any commands.
I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand Note: I use mostly linux so I won't need to change my laptop for many years maybe ...
I got a new hard drive 2TB for extending the storage. I am working on fedora15 and would like to format the disk as a linux partition and external hard drive. me how to format this disk and partitioning!
I have an external hard drive with an xfs partition on it. It was using an external journal, but in re-installing Slackware I removed the partition holding the external journal, forgetting what it was at the time. I didn't touch the contents of the external hard drive, but now I can't mount it and the various xfs programs seem to demand that it be mounted in order for them to change anything.Anyone have any ideas on how to change an xfs partition from external log to internal? Failing that, how do I get the information off it?
I occasionally stay at hotels where I get free wired internet but not wifi, I'd like to use my laptop as an access point so that I can have internet on my Ipod Touch. I know it's possible because after trying unsuccessfully in Ubuntu 9.04 a few times I decided to try it with windows vista and it took me a matter of seconds and both the laptop and ipod touch were surfing the internet. I'd prefer not to boot into windows just for this.
In ubuntu when I create a new wireless network, network manager shows that I'm connected to both the autoeth0 and the wireless network I created but neither computer has internet access.
I have a linksys networkrouter WiFi a laptop Windows Vista an a Laptop Ubuntu.On the vista machine i have 54mb/s on the ubuntu i have sometimes 1 and sometimes 25 mb/s When it was a Windows machine it was also 54mb/s.So y question what can i doo to speed it up ?
Some test results: Windows: Download 1368.2 kbyte/sec Upload 86 kbyte/sec Connection 631 conn/min[code]...
I have a Thomson TG782T, I live with 2 people, I don't want one of them using my internet as i never see any money for it, I don't want to change the WPA, Is there anyway i can just block the one laptop?
I have a laptop with Ubuntu 9.10. And I want to connect it to Internet using wifi. Also I have desktop with Ubuntu 9.10 (another desktop with Win XP, but for some day it will run under Ubuntu too ). I want one of this these desktops to share wifi with laptop. I think that a wifi adapter is a way to solve this problem. I found a D-Link dwa-110. i've read on forums that someone successfully installed drivers [URL]. Is there any other ways to share wifi with laptop (only 1 laptop needs to be shared with)? Had someone connected desktop with D-Link dwa-110 and laptop (as I want)? Both desktops connected to Internet via wire.
I'm having a really strange problem with my wifi connection on my laptop. The ethernet connection works fine and so does the wifi connection - as long as I sit within one meters range from my router! As soon as I take the laptop further away the connection drops. The router is still being found by network-manager and the signal is just below 100%, but when I try to establish a connection it fails.
I'm sitting here on a fresh Ubuntu 10.04 install, and I had exactly the same problem with 9.10. That time I went through a lot of different procedures, and in some strange way the problem was solved. I haven't been that lucky this time though, I've tried reinstalling network-manager, using ndiswrapper, installing the wireless backports package, tried all kinds of drivers.. nothing works.
There shouldn't be any problem with the connection itself; I've had a perfect connection downstairs but now I can't even connect if I stand two metres from the router! Has anyone experienced anything like this and managed to fix it? My wireless card is Atheros AR2413. This is an example from daemon.log
Running 9.10 Ubuntu on my laptop. It connects fine to regular access poitns, but for some reason it won't connect to my android wifi adhoc sharing. I have it as dual boot with Windows and windows connects to it perfectly. From Ubuntu 9.10 it tries to connect... then just disconnects. Would be killer to be able to use it with my adhoc wifi sharing! I prefer my Ubuntu boot, rather than my windows one
I have a Dell Studio 1737 running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.My WiFi was working fine a few days ago until I tried to boot into another mode that allows me to boot into my other Ubuntu 10.04 or Windows Vista.I booted into that Ubuntu, which I thought had been overwritten when I was having problems and installed the one I am currently using.I shut down since it didn't have anything of any use to me at the moment, and I booted back into this current Ubuntu.Now, whenever I shut my laptop screen and open it back up to login, the WiFi is disconnected.(I was also having this problem on the Ubuntu that I booted into earlier, but that WiFi did this from the start on that one.)
I have an Ubuntu laptop connected by wifi to a Cisco router and a desktopUbuntu PC conneted by wire to the same router. I would like, if it's possible to connect them without using the Internet (I mean what I want it's not just communicate between them using SSH over the Internet, for instance, but also communicate without connecting to the Internet). My DSL connection it's 4 Mb/s while my router can work up to 100 Mb/s so I would like to take advantage of these 100 Mb/s to transfer files between the two computers instead of using 4 MB/s
Ubuntu 10.10 (kernel 2.6.35-23, amd64), Network Manager is installed, the laptop HP 6735s (I am certain that wifi is working, - I can connect to other wireless networks), connected to the Internet through ppp0 (VPN), eth0 looks at LAN interface, WiFi - eth1 (info from iwconfig).
WiFi driver "Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driverfor use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, andBCM4322-based hardware" is installed.
Objective - to create WiFi access point and connect through it to ppp0 with my phone (HTC Desire) or other devices.
My VPN connection (ppp0) and network are registered through my internet provider's script - [URL], not set up not by Network Manager. If I create a new wireless network in NM (point-to-point or access point, IPv4 set to auto) - laptop can not find the network, Internet immediately fall off. Through the manual settings and complex scripts that I found websites and forums I could not get it to work ..
I have an emachines D620 laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01). I havent done anything with it and cant seem to get it to work. I know this because when I had visto on it the card worked, but know it says that its firmware is not enabled and ive tried installing the drivers using the Additional Drivers under Administration. I would like it to be working so I can use my laptop's internet.
With most Linux distributions, I can only get a short range to connect my laptop to the wifi. However, when using Ubuntu 10.10, this issue seemed to cure itself and I was able to use wifi in my room. I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04, but suddenly my wifi issues have come back again - I can only connect if I am near my router.
I am using an Intel Wifi 5100. I should also note I can get a wifi connection if I boot into Windows 7.
About 20 seconds after I unplug my Laptop from the AC adapter myiFi connection disconnects. The only way to get a connection again is to shut down my laptop and remove the battery and the AC adapter (WiFi-adapter reset) and reboot my laptop. I'm running 10.10 32-bit.lspci shows me these information about my WiFi-Adapter
I downloaded ubuntu 11.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop and the wifi on it doesn't work. I'm running it in parallel with windows xp and the wifi works find on windows (as it has always done) but once I boot the laptop in ubuntu, it doesn't recognise anything, no driver, nothing.
get the wifi working in ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is pretty much useless to me if I can't get the wifi to work on it.