Installed Linux this weekend » Ubuntu 8.04 (released April 2008). Woohoo! I'm stoked.
Gotta be the worst place for a weakspot. Cuz everybody is wireless these days. And without internet, your PC is pretty-much worthless.
I was tempted to give up. Tried many networking configs. Nothing worked.
"Shouldn't be this difficult," I murmured, getting frustrated. (Ain't like I've never configured a network connection before. Only so many variables.)
I even carried my laptop to the coffee shop, where they have free internet, with NO password (WEP/WPA), and I still couldn't connect. So it wasn't an encryption problem (like I thought).