Michael Cronenworth mike at
Sun Nov 8 16:52:14 UTC 2009

On 11/08/2009 08:11 AM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> I'm wondering how others are finding ath9k.  I'm finding in 2.6.31
> kernels that it will constantly drop connections. I see various and
> sundy bugs on both bugzilla and the kernel's bugzilla.
> Have others also been finding it to not work very well?
> (This is on an Asus 1000HE, with an Atheros 928x)

Starting in 2.6.30 some special rfkill + energy savings code was added. 
It seems all of this destroyed the reliability of the driver. It has 
been reported[1], but no action has been taken on fixing it. The only 
way I've been able to use my wireless chip is to force power savings 
off. This allows stable connections, but I still have ~50% signal 
strength when my laptop is 3 feet from the AP.


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