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Intel 5100 AGN on Ubuntu 10.04

For me this is a critical bug, because I’m frequently using my Lenovo SL400 on wireless networks. The problem is related to Intel 5100 AGN on Ubuntu 10.04. It connects fine on the start but degrades until it eventually disconnects to the wireless access point. Sometimes I have to reboot to be able to connect to the wireless network again. I’ve been experiencing this  until I’ve found this workaround (click here).

Here’s the fix (But it’s very ugly):

1. Create a new modprobe configuration, let’s call it options.conf

$sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf

2. Add the following code:

options iwlagn 11n_disable=1 11n_disable50=1

3. Reboot the system and check if it fixes your Intel 5100 AGN wireless device’s problem.

4. Done.

6 responses to “Intel 5100 AGN on Ubuntu 10.04

  1. Prokons December 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Thnx! I couldn’t even connect with my Pavillion dv5 to Digicom 54R access point.
    I found hundreds of post on different forums but no way.
    Now with this workaround it’s working, it’s stable and it’s fast.
    Thnx again!

  2. Adam December 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    My Ubuntu 10.10 is now working correctly !!! Thanks a lot for this :)))

  3. belhauss January 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    i don’t even understand what it did but it works fine 5 statrs thx

  4. 3n0 February 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Ubuntu 10.10
    i tried this but dont works
    lo no wireless extensions.
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    • hardc0l2e February 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      I think your wireless network is currently deactivated, or you haven’t properly installed the proper driver for your wireless network device.

  5. Ramshid June 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    bcoz u running virual machine…

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