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Linksys AE2500 Ubuntu 15.10 keeps failing


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#1 Arfer

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 08:43 AM

I had the Linksys AE2500 running very happily in 15.04 using ndiswrapper from software centre.

Have upgraded to 15.10 and it is now unusable. I can get internet access for 5-10 mins and then it stops working.

Have uninstalled ndiswrapper and reinstalled and am using bcmwlhigh5 windows XP driver.

Have also tried to use windows 7 version but it comes up as incompatible.

Any ideas anyone?

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#2 mremski

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 08:51 AM

Linksys AE2500 is wireless adaptor of some sort?  I believe that 15.04 used kernel 3.19, 15.10 is on kernel 4.2.  If you reboot the computer, hit esc after the bios, you should be in the Grub menu.  scroll down to Advanced options, hit enter, that should bring up a list of kernels installed.  If 3.19 is still there, select that and boot it.  See if the adaptor works again.

 

That is a "datapoint" not a solution.  It's been a while since I've done that (used ndiswrapper) but something just may need to be rebuilt for kernel 4.2.

 

32bit or 64bit version of the OS?  That may also make a difference

 

This looks like it has a lot of good information.  One thing that jumps out is the new kernel may be loading a module for the hardware that is preventing ndiswrapper from claiming it.

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper


Edited by mremski, 09 January 2016 - 08:57 AM.

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