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Re: ath9k



On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 10:52:14AM -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> On 11/08/2009 08:11 AM, Scott Robbins wrote:

>>
>> 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.
>
> [1] http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13807

Ah, thank you for the explanation.

So, basically, it's a known regression in most default installations of
any distribution using 2.6.30 and up.

Thanks for tracking it down.



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