Any pointers on how to improve and if the was solved in the main 9. Forgive my questions, never tought I had to go this deep into my wifi setup to get it all working as it was in XP. For more information, see interfaces 5. I never have any difficulty picking up the signal with my MacBook using OSX, but my ThinkPad can seldom hold the signal for more than a few seconds. I am open to considering this a strength issue of some sort but under my previous Gentoo install same card, different box the sensitivity values were noticeably higher. I have perfect reception i. Any help is appreciated, but I think this is a problem with the module.

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Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

Tried the new linux-libre When I have some time, I’ll try that and report back. I downloaded atherls two driver versions I found there: Also, along with things mentor suggested, i would run athstats -i wifi0 1 and watch what is happenning on link, especially PHY errors and longs.

Selected rate control algorithm ‘pid’ [ The specified location does not contain any information about your driver? So like any normal human I opened Firefox and went to the Action Tec website.

And again as seen when sitting next to the AP it drops after some time back to TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. These are from a few feet from my router: Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router Forgive my questions, never tought I had to go this deep into my wifi setup to get it all working as it was in XP.


I think the problem is the ath5k stuff was never terribly well supported. The fact they are still working at all is pretty impressive given the majority have moved on.

Add your comment af5212 this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. I pulled my hair out over this considering all options even transient sun spot activity until I found a wealth of others suffering the same reduction in signal strength.

In there it’s mentioned to be working as of subversion release r ayheros he was using different chip.

In both cases, the network is only usable if the machine is sitting next to the antenna. IRQ not less or equal to. I’m even confident enough that I’m typing this very message on this system now! Any pointers on how to improve and if the was solved in the main 9.

Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver

I’m not sure what else to add. Also, does it work with other WiFi base stations? Chris you may well have it correct that the chipset itself has issues, perhaps worsened by various software changes over the years that re-broke some earlier fixes. I never knew, or never appreciated Atjeros guess.


[SOLVED] Atheros AR/AR wireless does not work

Even in this case, the new wireless interface drops and regains connection every now and then, overriding the configuration of my VPN client and disrupting my work. I’m not entirely sure which one is the correct chip ID.

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Getting Atheros AR Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP – TechSpot Forums

Posted April 24, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right atherks, it works great, doesn’t it? There are one of two ways you should be able to test: The buggy drivers really need to be fixed, because these fine cards are getting the flak.

The result of all this is I have a lot of respect for the company or somebody within for taking action and fixing the problem. Ticket new defect Opened 11 years ago Last modified 9 years ago.