Hi folks, I'm still a newbie but have tried lots of what google suggests, but am still stuck.
My netbook can't hold on to my wireless signal more than 10 feet away from the router. I've found quite a few arch problems with ath9k driver in the kernel but none of the fixes seem to help. Since I'm still new I'll have to ask what information you need to help you diagnose.
I'm using Kernel 3.6.8-1-Arch with openbox and wicd as my net manager with wpa-supplicant for my wpa2 password
I've installed compat-drivers with no success
I've added the nohwcrypt line in the config with no success
$ iwconfig wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"thisguysrouter" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 4C:E6:76:AB:CE:34 Bit Rate=65 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=54/70 Signal level=-56 dBm <**** Thats 1 foot away from my router!!!! Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:1 Invalid misc:75 Missed beacon:0
$ iw wlan0 info Interface wlan0 ifindex 3 wdev 0x1 addr c0:f8:da:1b:e2:ed type managed wiphy 0 channel 6 (2437 MHz) HT20
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e016 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17 Memory at 94000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: ath9k
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by browntown (2012-12-02 08:30:55)
My signal level is -56 and I've found on Google that it's strong signal.Laptop is about 10m away from the router.The diference beetwen yours and mine iwconfig is that your "invalid misc:75" while mine is 0.So it means that your problem is not a week signal.
Last edited by 10PinkPanther (2012-12-02 08:51:10)
Yeah, my -56dbm is 0.5 meters away from the router. If I go 5 meters away the connection will drop. This same netbook with windows 7 picked up the whole neighborhood with at least 10 different signals, some 60 meters away. Something is wrong with ath9k I figure, and I'm hoping someone can point me to some obscure .conf file where I can ## out a line that says 9285 is a crappy card.