Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Still Drops Atheros AR9285
Mar 30, 2010
I bought this new computer with an Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter, signal dropped out after a couple of minutes, sometimes reconnected, I looked up different posts on [URL] and [URL].
First I installed linux-backports and linux-backports-wireless, still dropped. Then I installed compat-wireless-2.6.33 and it still dropped. Finalley I blacklisted the driver with gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf and it still drops. What should I do, it seems to pick it up again after 30 sec or so, but it a bit frustrating.
P.S.: It seems to be getting much better now that I have the torrent program shut down.
I've a big trouble that curses me for months. I've an Asus K52Jc laptop with wireless card Atheros AR9285, Ubuntu 10.10 and this network set-up: a WDSL (so an antenna on my house) wired to a switch; the switch shares connection through 2 ethernets cables: one to my uncle house, one to my router Netgear DG834v5.If I connect my laptop via ethernet, internet works good, if I connect to my router, wireless works (I can ping my router), but no internet. I've been helped a lot in official ubuntu chat: after some tries we understood that the problem aren't drivers, isn't Netgear, but probably it's something messed up in routes or arp cache.Anyway note that I have also some difficulties to ping my router, on 3 tries he often loses 1 or 2 packets.
I'm facing problems with Fedora13 and the AR9285 wifi card... the connection is just too slow, and the wired connection works fine. I just figured out that a lot of VAIO users (so am I) were in the same situation, and solved their problem by downloading ath9k drivers from linuxwireless.org. Fine, I did it! That's what I found :
Building and installing cd /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.32-rc5 ./scripts/driver-select <driver-name> make sudo make install
...but make is looking for source files in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.34-7-61.fc13.x86_64/build/ , which doesn't exist! The /usr/src/kernels/ folder is just empty. I also found something about the fact that Fedora13 didn't came with kernel's source files... So how can I install that driver? (I didn't find the package via yum...)
installing my wireless card Atheros AR9285.I have tried to get it working with both compat wireless - Ath9k driver but I dont know exactly how to do.I have also tried to get it to work with ndiswrapper, but it is really tricky because nothing is available in centos like precompiled ndiswrapper.I used to work with Arch Linux so everything in Centos is totally new to me and I don�t understand a thing:I need to get it to work as soon as possible.What I have read the should go to just "activate" the ath9k driver with my card and it would work,
I have a Samsung N150 netbook with Atheros AR 9285 WiFi card. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it, although this problem happens on other distros too (Network Remix 9.10, OpenSuse 11.2) My wifi card and networks get detected. The problem is when I try to connect to my network, which is protected by WPA key (I don't know if it matters whether it's WPA or not). After I input my network key, the network manager is trying to connect, but obviously cannot, because just prompts me for password again. I can connect without problems to this network from my other computer running WinXP
I have recently installed Linux Mint 10 on my laptop. When I look at the Device Manager in Windows 7, it says I have an Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter. Right now, I am unable to connect to wifi with Linux. What drivers am I able to install, and how would I install them?
I am kind of new to linux and have installed the lucid lynx ubuntu distro (10.04) and then "upgraded" it to ubuntu studio but it still says is the lucid lynx. I got a Samsung Q430 laptop with the Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter.I have everything up and running EXCEPT my wireless card. The wireless card DOES work, it does see all the connections available, but when I choose to connect it does not, and keeps asking for the password.
Weird thing is that when I use my samsung galaxy tab as the wireless adapter for its 3G signal, it does seem to work fine (although really slow). I have tried looking for a solution, some say to just install the drivers, but ubuntu does not recognize anything to need a driver except the video card. I have installed linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic I have also tried the bleeding edge drivers.
After a while of experimenting by myself I came with the following, somewhat rudimentary. I managed to fix the problem by installing the windows wireless driver utility. Here is a tutorial on how to do it. So I just installed it, went to system/administration/windows wireless drivers and just installed it. Downloaded the file from here [URL]. It may not be the best way to fix it, but it does work. Still if you can use ethernet, don't hesitate to do it.
I recently got a Samsung NF310 netbook. It has a Broadcom 802.11n wireless card, which is not very well supported currently. In order to have reliable wireless, I switched it out with an Atheros AR9285 wifi card. The Atheros card seems to be invisible to the system. It doesn't show up in the output of lspci, and I can't find anything weird in dmesg. It's like it just doesn't exist.
At first I thought the card was just dead, but then I tried it out in my old EeePC900 and it works fine. I know the slot on the the NF310 is OK, because the original Broadcom card still works. I also determined that the NF310 isn't doing some BIOS weirdness to only us the Broadcom card, because my AR5BXB63 802.11g card works in it. (Unfortunately it's a full-length footprint, and the NF310 has a half-length Mini PCIe slot, so I can't leave it in there.)
The NF310 is running Maverick. The EeePC identifies the wifi card as:
I had U10.10 installed prior to running U10.10 Desktop, and the wlan worked flawlessly on that.My understanding is that the packages are the same and so this should be installed with Desktop, however it will not action the final connection. The wlan is finding networks and prompts for the Key when connecting, but it never actually connects.
Quote: sudo lshw -C network gives the following: Quote: *-network
I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell Inspiron E1505 and I am having problems with my wireless. It is a Broadcom B43xx series wireless card. I have the restricted drivers installed but I have trouble with it maintaining a constant connection. I attend a college where in order to connect to the wi-fi you need to have their certificates installed.The wireless certificates are installed and I'm telling Ubuntu to use it in order to connect but it drops in and out. I will be connected for a minute or two but then it will randomly drop out on me. I know its not my wireless hardware because any other wireless that I connect to off campus works perfectly fine. Any ideas on how to get this to work correctly?
I hate to bring this OS up but my Windows 7 connects perfectly. (On the same laptop. I triple boot: Ubuntu, Windows 7 [gaming OS] and Backtrack4 )If it helps any the wireless AP uses WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP, and MSCHAPv2 authentication, and the CA certificate (which I have selected to use), plus my user name and password.
I own an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC. It has an Atheros Communication, Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter. 03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) 03:00.0 0280: 168c:002b (rev 01) I cannot see any SSIDs including my home Verizon FiOS 802.11 G WPA2-AES-TKIP encrypted network. I went to Starbucks to try to connect to their free Wi-Fi and I could not make a connection. How do I solve this problem so that I can connect to a SSID of my choice and make a wireless connection while using GNOME 3?
i have an asus eeepc that i recently upgraded from ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. the wireless networking has worked great up until about 2 weeks ago. now it occasionally drops the connection (can't ping the gateway), even though the "blue bars" still say connected. my current solution is to click the bars, do a "disconnect", and then reconnect.i've ruled out the router being a problem (all 17 other wireless devices in my house remain connected), and i've ruled out a laptop hardware problem (when i dual boot into win7, i never lose my connection).
i'm new to linux (installed 9.10 back in february), but not new to computers/networking. i run a major campus lan [windows based] and have worked all aspects from the early mainframe days to client support to server admin to helpdesk - after 17 years, i'm now in management, so i've lost my edge a little... plus, being brand new to linux, i'm feeling a little lost in the troubleshooting aspect of this.i do believe that i've narrowed my problem down to "almost exactly" when this occurs. the wireless connection drops out as soon as i start to do "network intensive" stuff like watch a videos video, play a facebook flash game, or (and here's the kicker), try to run the update manager. unfortunately, this means that i have not been able to update for a few weeks now. i'm up to about 150mb worth of updates that are waiting.
I have been running Ubuntu for 2 years and have not had a problem like this. Randomly one day my wireless dropped out. I can see other networks on my laptop, but they are all locked so i cant test and see if i can connect to them so i went to my friends house and was connect fine for over an hour.
Also my PS3 and my windows box connect to my router and internet just fine.
I then assumed that this was a hardware issue then with my wireless card on my laptop. So i called up lenovo and they sent me a new wireless card. I installed it and still had the same problem.
I've got a Dell Latitude 131L with Broadcom B4311, running Ubuntu 10.04. Wireless networking generally works just fine, but I lose my connection when the computer is suspended, and I have to reconnect manually from the drop down menu.
I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5. 160GB HD, 1GB RAM model. I've done a fresh install and an upgrade of 10.04 and have the same problem both ways. I am able to connect to my wireless connection but it is dropped after about 5 minutes and have to wait about the same time to reconnect. I've had to roll back to 9.10 being that I use the netbook for work and school on a daily basis.
I'm running 9.10 on a desktop that connects to my network using a PCMCIA wifi card plugged into a PCI cardbus adapter. Sometimes, (it seems to be when too much data has gone over the card), I lose connectivity. nm-applet still shows me connected but I can't even get to my router (ping or gui). I use ndiswrapper for the driver.
If I unplug the PCMCIA card and then plug it back in I get going again. My questions are:
1) Anyone have an idea why this might be happening?
2) Is there a way in software for me to unload and reload the wifi card?
Having struggled to get the wireless connection at least working I find it drops out after 15 minutes or so. When I check for wireless connections I can see none at all and the "Disable/Enable wireless conncection" has disappeared, the Network one is still there. I get an auto reconnection if I reboot and all is well for another 15 minutes. Is there any way i can recover the situation without a reboot? I am trying to install the hplip-3.11.5 driver for my new wireless printer,the program take a while to install and by the time it has started looking for the printer the connection has dropped out. I can't be sure but I don't think it was dropping out before I connected the printer using my wired pc. All good fun but I'd like to get it sorted so I can get the engine back in my motorbike, the sort of technology I prefer!
I spent days trying to figure out how to get my atheros AR928x 802.11n wireless card to work in Ubuntu. The card worked perfect in Windows 7 but the connection kept dropping in Ubuntu. It would find my router and connect with 60% signal for about 5 seconds, then fall down to about 25% signal and then cut out altogether. After searching for days to find a solution, I finally figured it out and figured Id post it here to let everyone else in the same boat have a working wireless too!
I found this solution from:[URL].. This solution is for JAUNTY (Ubuntu 9.04), so if you are running Jaunty, you can just follow that post. If you are using Karmic (Ubuntu 9.1), you can follow this tutorial I'm posting. It's pretty simple: First, make sure you got all your files up to date. Type in a terminal:
sudo apt-get update Let that run, and once its done, type into terminal: sudo apt-get upgrade Once that finished, restart your computer. Again open up terminal and type: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-karmic
If you are using Jaunty, instead of karmic type in jaunty, if you use another version of ubuntu, you can find a list of versions and their names here:[URL].. Restart your computer one more time, and you should be good to go! This has been tested and confirmed to work on: -Ubuntu 9.1(karmic) with an Atheros 928x 802.11n wireless card, using the Ubuntu installed network software, in a Gateway NV53 laptop connected to a belkin 802.11n wireless router.-HP base station / 802.11g airport express
This has been tested and does not work/has issues with:
-airport extreme I hope this works for you too, and if it does, please let me know with your hardware and Ubuntu version so I can post here what other setups have been confirmed to let this work.
I just got a wireless dongle because in my house wired is not possible, but now I am getting problems. The dongle is a tp-link that turned out to be plug&play (unlike windows) and seems to work perfectly, except when the screen locks. I have tried to download overnight several times and it seems like a few minutes after the screensaver comes on or after I lock the screen, the connection is dropped. It works completely fine normally. So what changes when Ubuntu (its maverick with all updates) locks the screen? Also, when I log back in, I have to unplug the dongle and plug it back in to get it to connect again.
This is really REALLY annoying, enough to make me switch back to windows if I can only download while I'm looking at the screen.
My wireless connection drops after a while when downloading torrents. I have to reconnect manually. Current configuration is Macbook Pro 5.5 with Broadcom card and Lucid. I've tried with Transmission and KTorrent. It's not a network problem as my Win laptop works smoothly and with higher transfers rates (i.e. 1MB/s in Win vs. 300KB/s at most in Ubuntu).
I'm new to the linux community -started using Slax as of this morning. I'm having trouble getting wireless set up for my Atheros AR9287, I found that Compat Wireless should get the thing to start working.
Problem is I have no idea what I'm doing setting it up. Can anyone explain this to a total novice? Or have anything else that will get it to work?
I can't get my wireless into monitor mode. I;m running ubuntu 9.1 karmic It connects fine to wireless networks. But when i do: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor. I get: Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I can only see wlan0 (wmaster0, eth0), not ath0 or wifi0 mentioned elsewhere, in wireshark. I only see my own ip and packets coming to and from that. my system tells me i have an atheros ar9285 chipset in place.
Does Ubuntu 10.04RC support Atheros AR2427 wireless card out of the box? I ran 10.04RC Netbook Live on my new Asus Eee 1001P Netbook today and it looks very impressive indeed. However, I could not get Ubuntu 10.04 to even see the Etheros AR2427 card (iwconfig). Am I doing something wrong or is there no driver to support the card? If no driver what are my options to get it working under 10.04 as I do not want to use Windows on my netbook..
I have tried installing "linux-backports-modules-wireless-2.6.32-22-preempt" but I receive a notification that it failed to install properly upon rebooting... I have also tried installing compat-wireless but it fails to make because it can't find the linux kernel header directory...(I do have the headers, but how do I get the makefile to see a non-default header dir?) sudo modprobe ath9k runs, but running sudo ifconfig wlan0 up returns this error:
Code: sudo ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
I upgraded to Maverick Meerkat on my Compaq Presario CQ60 and the installation bugged killing all the documents and settings. I'm not a total n00by to Linux as I've been using it for years, but neither am I an advanced user.
Any halp you can give with this as I've tried everything I can think of to get the wireless card to work. Which basically boils down to trawling Google for the drivers and attempting to install them. code...