[Mageia-discuss] Atheros AR9285 wifi

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Thu Mar 29 04:39:37 CEST 2012

Le 2012-03-28 02:15, Maarten Vanraes a écrit :
> Op woensdag 28 maart 2012 04:04:35 schreef Marc Paré:
>> I have just updated a friend's laptop from Mandriva to Mageia. She has
>> an Atheros AR9285 card and it just doesn't seem to work well. I noticed
>> that there were some problems with this card a few months ago. Are there
>> still problems or a fix to get it working properly?
>> It just won't connect properly and when I use the NetworkManager
>> "configure" the setting keep going back to WEP even though I keep trying
>> to set it to WPA.
>> Marc
> i don't know if it's related, but i had some issues with my Atheros (possibly
> the same card) and it's "n" functionalities which seem to be non-existing or
> at least non-working (apparently for a while)
> looking at it, it seems this might be related to upstream :-( bad linux
> drivers.
> i tested with mga1, i suppose newer kernel might bring better support, but
> haven't tested with mga2 yet.

Yup, I have already told her that a kernel update may fix the problem. I 
notice that there has been a lot of chatter of this card by users on 
different distros.


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