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July 4th, 2009, 04:12 AM
Having installed Netbook Remix, 9.04 on my Aspire One A150, my wifi seems under heavy load to drop out constantly.

Tried adding acer_wmi to blacklist, but had no effect (as recommended here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOneDiscussion).

Any ideas?

Further information Added:
lspci gives the card as a Atheros AR242x.

I'm using WPA2/TKIP, Wirelss G using a Linksys WRT54GC router.

Am using the 2.6.28-13 kernel.

Modules related to wifi (ath5k driver) seem to be (according to lsmod):


As recommened elsewhere to get the LED working I installed the package: linux-backports-modules-jaunty

Can provide further information as needed.

July 4th, 2009, 04:14 AM
in for this

July 4th, 2009, 07:10 AM
Going back to 2.6.28-11 didn't fix it.

Neither did blacklisting ath_pci or ath_hall.

Get 'Currupted MAC on input' also when transferring by SFTP, not sure if thats related.

July 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM
read this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146367

July 5th, 2009, 12:07 AM
read this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146367

Thanks, a few pointers there, will try a few of them and see if it fixes my problems.

July 5th, 2009, 02:20 AM
Tried the pointers on that post, none so far seem to resolve this.

Tried .31-rc1 kernel, as well as .30 and .29 kernels, and none of those fix the problems (.29 and .30 make it worse!).

So now I think I'm going to try seeing if madwifi will work and fix the issue. Failing that other suggestion seems to be Wicd.

July 5th, 2009, 03:05 AM
madwifi-hal seems to have mostly solved problems. Rest of problems I now suspect might be range/signal related.