[Mageia-discuss] Atheros AR9285 wifi

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Tue Apr 17 20:30:36 CEST 2012

Le 2012-04-17 14:28, Marc Paré a écrit :
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Marc

Oops! I forgot to give thanks to everyone who helped out on this thread!



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