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July 30th, 2011, 03:23 AM

Im new to the forum and linux world so please go easy on me ^^!

Basically Ive been using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid for a while now on my netbook (samsung NC10) been flawless and fast. After the updates earlier this evening (someone tell me where I can find a log of recent updates? =D) my wireless has been acting up. It's turned painfully slowly when im next to the router and when im further away it barely connects! Even if it does I cant expect a webpage to load either.

Heres some information that may be of use:

sudo lspci -v

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7131
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: ath5k
Kernel modules: ath5k

sudo iwconfig:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"half baked!"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:26:44:59:A2:43
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:7D58-EEF7-02
Power Management:off
Link Quality=39/70 Signal level=-71 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Thank you for your help guys!

July 30th, 2011, 06:20 AM
Hey guys!

I just looked through my update history, seems like the kernel isnt to blame. Update manager updated libsoup and libsoup-gnome which caused this problem for me.

I just downgraded back to the version and the speed & connectivity seems to have come back now.