May 202009
 

I have been using either Red Hat or Fedora for years on a server I ran at home. I just made the switch to Ubuntu after giving up on RH as a WAP. The problems started with my Prism 2 wireless card requiring firmware be loaded at boot-up. The firmware didn’t always “take” with Fedora sometimes causing multiple reboots before the card would work. On a whim I tried Ubuntu and everything worked right out of the box. I followed the instructions given at Ubuntu’s wiki site and had my card up and running in no time without having to boot over and over.

Ubuntu has been running flawlessly on my old Dell Dimension 4400 doing duty as a file share, data backup, and WAP, and firewall.

Goodbye, Fedora. It was just barely OK while it lasted.