So I downloaded Ubuntu 9.10 i386 (the DVD edition). I burned it to a DVD, booted it up and installed it to my hard disk.
After it was installed, I booted off my hard disk.
First impressions: Fantastic, I love it. I'm gonna have fun playing around with it for the next few days.
So then I think hmm... it's time to connect to the internet. I hook up my Alfa and I use the built-in super duper Wifi manager to connect. No problem, got connected in a jiffy.
......but then to my dismay, I found that even the latest version of Ubuntu still has that stupid about the rtl8187 driver. You get a great connection for 10 seconds, then it drops out for 10 seconds, the it comes back for 10 seconds, then it drops out again.
I mean COME ON, how long will this go on for?! I can remember having this problem back with Ubuntu 8.04... and how many moons ago was that?! There's no excuse for this crap. My Alfa 500mW works fine in Backtrack 4 Pre-Final, so there's obviously a solution out there, so why the are Ubuntu still using that buggy driver?
Anyway... sorry... I know this isn't the place to complain about Ubuntu... (although I'll admit it was fun to vent some steam )... but there is a real reason why I posted here:
How can I bring the Alfa driver from BT4 across to Ubuntu?
I remember there was a solution for this back when I was trying out Ubuntu 8.04, but I believe the solution was specific to that kernel version. Here's an example of a solution: zenzike's blog: Wireless Woes
I'm using the latest Ubuntu which is version 9.10, and its kernel version is:
I don't know a of a lot about device drivers and so forth when it comes to Linux, but I'm more than willing to stick some more knowledge in my head.Code:2.6.31-14-generic
Can anyone please help me out?
P.S. I've searched the web but all I found was hundreds of forum posts where people moan about their Alfa not working in Ubuntu... I haven't seen a solution that will work for the latest version of Ubuntu.
Another example of a solution... but it seems to be for kernel 2.6.27:
Ubuntu Forums - View Single Post - [ubuntu] Trouble with Wif/Fi Adapter Alfa AWUS036H chipset Rtl8187