I'm not sure my problem fits into this thread 100%, but somewhat the description posted here by several other users fits my problem. If I select the kernel that worked beforehand in Grub while booting the problem persists though. (from here on the post is pre-typed in an editor before finding this thread)
Yesterday I installed the kernel update I was presented with and (following the recommendation at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Eee_PC
) also installed Jupiter. At home (also using wlan) I did not notice any problems regarding the wifi connection after the update.
(Edit: updated from 3.2.2-1 to 3.2.3-2)
Now I'm out for the day and while working at home my wlan is now virtually unusable. Pinging the accesspoint alone, IF it works at all, results in pings between 300 and 1800. (in average at 1400 though) Programs I use that have to synchronize Data (like Anki) fail constantly and using a web browser of course: most of the time pages time out or simply are not found at all. The fluctuactions appear to be erratic and for some seconds it might work perfectly fine ... like: a webpage loads completely in a second and a few seconds later accessing a link produces a similarly positive result, but the next attempt fails completely as well as all others for like a minute or more.
I uninstalled Jupiter and I booted using the old kernel from the bootloader, but did not notice any change. What might be the reason? (As in: what changes might there be that can not be circumvented by just picking 3.2.2-1 in grub.)
btw: Other devices connected to the same accesspoint have no problems at all. It is a portable Access point "forwarding" a 3g connection, manufactured by Huawei and using the network of EMobile (Japan). (Just to make sure I also restarted that device.)
I use a Asus Eee PC 1005PE and until yesterday (before the stuff mentioned above) did not have any problems at the very same access point.
(I have to admit that I utterly lack any significant knowledge about Linux ... and I DO feel bad pestering you, who reads these lines, having such little to build upon, but since my HDD died and I did not have any money left to buy a new OS license after getting a new HDD while being abroad I just ended up here.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: for example pasting and posting this took me about 20 minutes of repeated attempts. Should have written it all on my android instead.^^