Data Science Team Lead at WhiteHat Security, Trustee at Farset Labs and Vault Artist Studios
I had an incident recently where the Windows 7 side of my laptop connected easily to an open AP, but the Ubuntu 10.04 (or 9.04, tried both) wouldn’t, with the Intel Iwlagn drivers reporting in syslog a deauth (reason=6), basically the card spoke too soon. I eventually found the solution.
After several weeks of asking the same question everywhere I could think of (as well as emailing Intel…) I found the answer a lot closer to home, from a PhD student ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Graduate in my University over LinkedIn (Ironically enough, I’m actually working with him on my Final Year Project next year… Good stuff to come :D )
# For Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid users:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-intrepid
# For Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty users:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty
# For Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic users:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-karmic
# For Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid users (one of the following depending on the installed kernel. Most user should choose generic):
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic-pae
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-preempt
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-server
After that, just restart (easier than messing around with modprobe etc), and the job is done!