[Mageia-discuss] Atheros AR9285 wifi

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Tue Apr 17 20:28:31 CEST 2012

Le 2012-03-28 04:44, Sander Lepik a écrit :
> 28.03.2012 09:47, Marja van Waes kirjutas:
>> On 28/03/12 04:04, Marc Paré wrote:
>>> 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
>> Which messages do you see in the konsole when configuring the card
>> after, in the konsole, starting:
>> draknetcenter
> You cant use NetworkManager and draknetcenter at the same time. You have
> to either disable NM or marke the checkbox (about NM controlling the
> device) in draknetcenter.
> --
> Sander

Just letting people know of the fix for this unit.

The laptop's owner returned it so that I could work on a possible fix to 
the wifi connection. After some testing and trouble shooting, I deleted 
the NetworkManager through the MCC which allowed a more reliable 
connection and I also created this file in  etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf 
with the line "options ath9k nohwcrypt=1" which for some unknown reason 
made for an even more solid connection <-- I found this recommendation 
on a thread somewhere but lost the location.

The laptop now connects to the internet and does not turn itself out, 
and, it no longer cuts in and out randomly.



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