Fixing wireless after Ubuntu upgrade

Yesterday we upgraded the Eee PC 1000H from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. Today it was unable to connect to the wireless network. After searching a little bit on the internet, I found the reason. There is a Ralink wireless card in the netbook:

01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2860

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Not long ago I was talking to a friend, and I mentioned OpenStreetMap. I was surprised to learn that he had never heard of it before.

OpenStreetMap is a freely available online map, similar to Bing maps or Google maps. The big difference is that OpenStreetMap is editable. Just like Wikipedia, it is edited by the online community. Everybody can upload GPS tracks, define roads, mark buildings, and so on. Even if you don’t have a GPS, you can help, for example by entering street names.

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