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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    Tried using wicd, but that wasn't any better. The signal strength is better with wicd (approx 75%), but not bad with network manager (approx 60%). I have only managed to connect for a few seconds, before it dropps again (goes for both wicd and nm).

    Starting to run out of options...

    BTW: With Vista I got signal strength of 100%... this doesn't make much sense to me... which I uninstalled when installing Ubuntu

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    Don't go back to Vista yet! Look at my other post.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...39#post7728539

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    calle#52: I'm really sorry this is not going as well as one would hope. The only other thing I can think of at this point is to try disabling security on your wireless network to see if that makes things better. If it does, the problem likely lies in the WPA setup, and either changing those settings (e.g. from WPA1 to WPA2, or vice-versa) or doing the WPA from the command line with special options might help. If you still have time and patience, please give that a try and let me know.

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    I have another laptop running Ubuntu 9.04 x64 with an Atheros card using MadWifi and a desktop running XP and they both connect fine. I have my router set up to allow connections using WPA1 and WPA2. I did try disabling security before and both NM and Wicd wouldn't connect still. But like I said in my previous post, I returned the computer (because of overheating, not wireless (I was really hoping I could get it working someday, but oh well)), so I can't do anymore tests.
    Laptop broke ...

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    pytheas:

    Need to be a little careful with the removal of NM and installation of wicd. For the less experienced it will cause some confusion as network connection will be broken when NM is removed.

    Anyway, I have my own difficulties with which I could use some help. I have a new hp G70-460us which has the Atheros AR928x wireless adapter. I'm using 9.04 recently installed and run thru Update Manager [32 bit] [wired connection finally]. Have tried NM with 2 different wireless routers and wicd with 1 and the connection stinks [used both no enc and WEP].

    What can you suggest for the wireless?

    lspci:

    02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

    lshw -C network:

    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1f:16:dc:b4:5b
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.25 latency=0 link=yes module=r8169 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: wmaster0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:26:5e:1f:30:16
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k latency=0 module=ath9k multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn

    sudo iwlist scan produces

    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:15:E93:B4:72
    ESSID:"Erik"
    Mode:Master
    Channel:6
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    Quality=20/100 Signal level:-108 dBm Noise level=-121 dBm
    Encryption keyn
    IE: Unknown: 00044572696B
    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C183048
    IE: Unknown: 030106
    IE: Unknown: DD0600032F010001
    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
    IE: Unknown: 32041224606C
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Extra:tsf=00002d400e4a68a1
    Extra: Last beacon: 2504ms ago
    Cell 02 - Address: 00:1E:E5:A1:F1:1F
    ESSID:"cozycave"
    Mode:Master
    Channel:9
    Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
    Quality=46/100 Signal level:-91 dBm Noise level=-121 dBm
    Encryption keyn
    IE: Unknown: 0008636F7A7963617665
    IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
    IE: Unknown: 030109
    IE: Unknown: 2A0107
    IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
    IE: Unknown: 2D1AEE1117FF000000010000000000000000000000000C0000 000000
    IE: Unknown: 3D1609070700000000000000000000000000000000000000
    IE: Unknown: 3E0100
    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F 00
    IE: Unknown: 7F0101
    IE: Unknown: DD07000C4307000000
    IE: Unknown: 0706545720010B10
    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C33EE1117FF000000010000000000000000000000 000C0000000000
    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3409070700000000000000000000000000000000 000000
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
    18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
    24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
    Extra:tsf=0000141d05a0b18f
    Extra: Last beacon: 2328ms ago

    The Erik response is from a neighbor while cozycave is mine.
    I have not been able to get a decent connection with wicd, NM, or manually.

    Would appreciate your help.

    BTW, I run 8.04 on another laptop with Intel wireless chips on this network without a problem.

    Paul

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    drpaul: when I installed wicd and NetworkManager together, I didn't lose connectivity for more than a second, but it's not a recommended procedure and I will try to warn users in the future. I also realized recently that having both wicd and NM installed makes the package manager really upset, which is something novices will not know how to fix on their own.

    As for your problem, I would recommend trying the following things, in this order:

    1. switch to the ath_pci module instead of ath9k (I'm not sure that ath_pci will support your device, but it probably would and might work better)

    2. recompile your wireless drivers from the latest source using the code from http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/, then see if performance is better under either ath_pci or ath9k (both will be updated by recompiling compat-wireless)

    3. try ndiswrapper

    4. try the latest ath_pci code from http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org...-hal-0.10.5.6/ (this is different than the version of ath_pci that's included in the compat-wireless stack)

    I assume you know how to do all of the above on your own because you sound like an experienced user, but if you need more specific instructions let me know.

    Also, in the 'lshw -C Network' output you posted, your Atheros card is listed as 'DISABLED', which is strange. Usually this means the card's radio is turned off, but that doesn't make sense because you say you can connect but not maintain a connection. Are there any other hardware settings that might be affecting the device?

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    pytheas:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I tried installing Jaunty back posts first, and I am now working over wireless on my G70.

    It still doesn't seem like it's 100% as the wireless light above the keyboard switches between orange and blue, especially when it is communicating. Guess I won't bother with it till I start getting garbage.

    Thanks again.

    Paul

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    drpaul: good to know that linux-backports-modules-jaunty helped you out. Hopefully it will continue to work; if you not, you can try the things I suggested, and always just reinstall linux-backports-modules-jaunty if they don't work out.

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    've been having problems getting my Atheros wireless to work in Ubuntu. I've googled around and tried numerous solutions - none of which have managed to fix my problem – including all the aforementioned ideas. I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu so I can start from scratch. I've hopefully included all the information usually asked for:


    Laptop Model: Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-1CV
    Wireless Card: Artheros AR928X Wireless adapter (PCI-Express)
    Ubuntu Version: 9.04 - the Jaunty Jackalope (2.6.28-15-generic i686 )


    Output from “lspci”:
    Code:
     02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002a] (rev 01)
    Output from “lshw -C Network”


    Code:
     *-network                
            description: Wireless interface  
            product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)  
            vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.  
            physical id: 0  
            bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0  
            logical name: wmaster0  
            version: 01  
            serial: 00:23:4e:20:a4:7e  
            width: 64 bits  
            clock: 33MHz  
            capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless  
            configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k latency=0 module=ath9k multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn  
       *-network  
            description: Ethernet interface  
            product: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.  
            vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.  
            physical id: 0  
            bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0  
            logical name: eth0  
            version: 16  
            serial: 00:1e:68:87:df:7a  
            size: 100MB/s  
            capacity: 1GB/s  
            width: 64 bits  
            clock: 33MHz  
            capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation  
            configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.22 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.5 latency=0 link=yes module=sky2 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s  
       *-network DISABLED  
            description: Ethernet interface  
            physical id: 1  
            logical name: pan0  
            serial: da:94:24:d7:90:3c  
            capabilities: ethernet physical  
            configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
    Output from “dmesg | grep -e ath -e wlan”


    Code:
    [    4.045363] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.5 loaded  
     [    4.045365] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded  
     [   11.147595] ath9k: 0.1  
     [   11.147639] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)  
     [   11.147648] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17  
     [   11.147663] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64  
     [   11.582389] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'  
     [   11.729123] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:radio  
     [   11.729168] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:assoc  
     [   11.729212] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:tx  
     [   11.729252] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0:rx  
     [   21.572466] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    Output from “sudo iwlist scan”


    Code:
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.  
     
    
     eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.  
     
    
     wmaster0  Interface doesn't support scanning.  
     
    
     wlan0     No scan results  
     
    
     pan0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    The wireless “switch” on the laptop is on and light up, and there are active networks around (works fine on same laptop when I boot into either XP or Windows 7)


    Cheers,


    Michael

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    Re: Atheros ar928x working...

    mj_bell: so you've tried installing the package linux-backports-modules-jaunty (and rebooting for changes to take effect) to no effect?

    What is the output of:
    Code:
    modinfo ath9k

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