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[Discuss] Acer Aspire One Ubuntu networking issue

At the installfest a lady had an Aspire One netbook. It would connect to
the BLU router. But, it would not connect to the MIT or MIT Guest wifi.
It was running Ubuntu 13.10. My Acer running Fedora was fine, and Dick
Miller's running Ubuntu 13.10 was also good. Also, apparently she said
that Windows works ok. At the installfest, the MIT and the BLU routers
have strong signals. But she has a similar problem at home. While I
don't know the exact WiFi chip, it is an Intel chip not a broadcom. When
I connected it to MIT, It got the 18. address at first, but I could not
ping outside the gateway. It then came back up on BLU where it was fine.
I've never seen behavior where a WiFi would connect to one router but
not another router. I do have an issue at home where my wife's computer
only connects to the 2.4Ghz port and not the 5Ghz.

I'm posting here for some ideas. Fortunately, she knows Dick Miller, and
he is going to install Fedora (or at least the Live USB) to see if that
makes any difference. I also think he tried a couple of different
routers at his place.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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