12.04 Acer 0722 Atheros AR9485 (9485) - poor wireless performance
As, it would seem with others, my fresh install of 12.04 to an Acer Axpire One (0722) had very spotty wireless performance (slow at its best, often not working at all). Reading the forums, many fixes were suggested, the one I tried was (fortunately) both simple and effective. I'm making this additional post in the hopes that others with the same rig will find it quickly and be able to save themselves days of reading about kernal patches, WICD (whatever that is), and such as nowhere did I find this same rig (AR9485 on 12.04) documented.
As found on:
I first tried these commands:
with functionally great results and then
sudo modprobe -rfv ath9k
sudo modprobe -v ath9k nohwcrypt=1
made it permanent by creating the file
and adding this line (followed by a <cr> which i'm not sure was needed...)
i then moved the netboot from first in the boot order and all still works great!
options ath9k nohwcrypt=1
just for the record:
Let me know if you need any more info.
rone@ronsAcerUbu:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
06:00.0 Ethernet controller : Atheros Communications Inc. AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0598]
Kernel driver in use: atl1c
07:00.0 Network controller : Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0032] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e047]
Kernel driver in use: ath9k
Re: 12.04 Acer 0722 Atheros AR9485 (9485) - poor wireless performance
Um, never mind about the positive boot order comment in the original post. For whatever reason, the problem with freezing on boot returned the next day and it seems that moving the network boot to first in the boot order is still necessary to prevent this.
Really weird tho that the system seemed to work fine for over the many test boots that I tried, including several complete power down/up (not just restarts) with the network boot no longer in first position. And then, the freeze came back the next day. What could that be about?