How To Fix A Slow Wireless Connection With The Intel Pro 5100 ABGN Wireless Adapter in Linux4:17 AM
I finally hit upon the right fix with some experimentation with what I already knew had fixed the connection in the past (most of the posts about this issue were at least a year old).
The fix is this: Open up /etc/modules with your favorite text editor as root or superuser, and add this line:
Then save and exit. Finally reboot your computer. You should have a working wireless connection now that isn't slow.
The problem is that the Intel Pro 5100 ABGN wireless driver doesn't operate well with wireless N turned on. This fix turns the Wireless N off so you're now operating on Wireless G. I wish one of the distributions I mentioned would implement this in their settings, however, my research has shown this bug to be triaged and ignored. So those of us with the Intel Pro 5100 ABGN wireless adapter must fend for ourselves. It's a good thing this is a simple fix to do!
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