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[ubuntu] WiFi disconnects ASUS EEE in karmic

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have a stable, well-updated karmic (standard distro, not remix) on my ASUS EEPC1005HA. Had it since karmic was released, and before that had jaunty. Until recently, no problem with WiFi. Lately, the WiFi has been subject to frequent, random disconnects. Once disconnected, it is often hard to reconnect. Others using the same WiFi (Windows or Mac notebooks) have not had the same problem. This is on WiFi that does not require a password. Today, after the random disconnect, I was not able to reconnect at all, even after reboot and waiting. The WiFi signal is properly seen. But it won't connect. On the same computer, in the same location, if I boot Windows XP it does connect. I've tried it back and forth: No connect in karmic, connect in XP, no connect in karmic. Has there been something in recent updates that might cause this? I haven't changed the BIOS since its last update back in early December, so it's not a BIOS change. (HowTos)