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Nils Kassube 07-30-2010 12:43 PM

CiscoLinksys AE1000 usb wifi N Dual Band adapter on a KUbuntu 10.4 Howto Thoughts Issues ; jor kubuntu
 
giovanni_re wrote:
> Today I will be installing a Cisco/Linksys AE1000 usb wifi N Dual
> Band adapter on a KUbuntu 10.4 system on an ~ 2004 Compaq laptop.
> Then I will be attempting to see if I can get network access through
> that hw.

> Given that KDE doesn't seem to have the network management
> comprehensiveness that current GNOME network-manager attempts,

You can use the gnome network management tools with KDE if you want to.
Just install the gnome package and run the command "nm-applet" which
works with KDE as well.

> & that
> the KDE website doesn't seem to have a Network management sw topic,
> nor wifi, oriented mailing lists, & that lacking those
> infrastructures, the KUbuntu users list is not highly likely to have
> users highly knowledgeable about specific wifi client hw

Isn't it strange that you post to this list, even if you don't expect
knowledgeable users here? And, BTW, why do you always (?) post to this
list AND to ubuntu-users?

> & what sw
> to use to manage it,

If you want to use the network management tool coming with Kubuntu
10.04, it is in the package plasma-widget-networkmanagement and it
should be installed by default, IIRC. There should be an icon in your
system tray (or whatever that bar at the bottom is called). Add the
widget, if it isn't there. It should work with your wireless adapter, if
it is supported by the kernel. I don't think there is wireless hardware
which is supported by the gnome applet and not by the KDE one.

> where are some better info sources (website,
> mailing list) for how one would best manage wifi networking with eht
> AE1000 device under KUbuntu 10.4?
>
>
> Motivating factor: attempting to use the KUbuntu GNU(Linux) system
> where there is a wifi network that a windows computer using Intel
> wifi HW is showing a 150Mb/s wifi connection, & observed Cisco wifi
> AP.

I think, the main problem here is that your hardware may not be
supported in the first place (unless [1] is outdated).

> == KDE wifi info not findable in a reasonable search time, &/or 5
> years out of date:

Yes, that's a major problem of KDE4 IMHO: Many KDE3 applications are no
longer available / supported. And those applications which were
rewritten for KDE4 don't come with the necessary documentation.

> Is the linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org list the only list where more
> knowledgeable info on this topic would be obtained?

I think that list is very specific for wireless in the context of kernel
development. I don't think you will find specific info about Kubuntu
tools there.

> Is using this under KUbuntu going to require an effort like this:
> "get his new Linksys AE1000 working on Fedora 12
> 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64, so I thought I'd post my findings, since
> they were fairly scarce, and less than straight forward."
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=244215

Well, you probably don't need to make it work with Fedora first. After
skimming through that forum post, I think the same could apply to
Kubuntu 10.04. That's the problem of using brand new hardware with
Linux. Sometimes it takes some extra effort to make it work.


Nils

[1] <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsLinks ys>

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