In all three distros, ath_pci driver is used (well, in Debian, I had to compile the madwifi driver and blacklist ath5k) and yet it only works well in LM.
In Debian and Ubuntu, the issues are:
- Wireless connection disconnects a lot
Wireless card gets hot
Even when connected, the download speed is extremely slow most of the time
Once in a while, I get fast download speed for a couple of seconds and it stops
The download speed is from my eyeballing and speedtest.net.
So my question is what tweak is done in Linux Mint that makes ath_pci driver work so well that is not done in Debian and Ubuntu?