Bug 12770 - Wireless using ath9k is very unstable
Summary: Wireless using ath9k is very unstable
Alias: None
Product: Networking
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wireless (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 high
Assignee: networking_wireless@kernel-bugs.osdl.org
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-24 01:11 UTC by romu
Modified: 2009-04-03 11:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: 2.6.27-7
Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


Description romu 2009-02-24 01:11:48 UTC
Latest working kernel version: None
Earliest failing kernel version:
Distribution: Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 64 bits
Hardware Environment: Macbook Pro 2G (Core 2 Duo + Atheros AR5008)
Software Environment:
Problem Description: The wireless connection with the last published Intrepid changes is very unstable, the connection is droppped several times per session.

Steps to reproduce:
Very difficult to reproduce as I didn'nt see any specific sequence to reproduce, just use the network connection, the problem is seen with a local network job as well as with an Internet connection.
Comment 1 romu 2009-02-24 01:13:38 UTC
Related bug in Launchpad:
Comment 2 romu 2009-02-25 11:42:24 UTC
Earliest failing kernel version: 2.6.27-11-generic
Comment 3 pdrake 2009-03-29 18:24:36 UTC
I am having the same issue with 2.6.27-11-generic on an Asus G71G which uses ath9k.  Session drops a lot.  Sometimes removing and re-inserting ath9k resets it and it works for a few minutes before dropping.
Comment 4 Luis Chamberlain 2009-04-01 20:10:43 UTC
2.6.27 is old and fixing this involves a lot of changes which you can already just reap benefits from by using a newer kernel. Please try 2.6.29.
Comment 5 John W. Linville 2009-04-01 20:16:29 UTC
Closing based on comment 4.  Please reopen (or better, open a more specific bug) if problems persist with 2.6.29 or later.
Comment 6 romu 2009-04-03 11:42:10 UTC
Sad to see this bug closed as it is very annoying and I'm far from being the only person to be affected by this problem, see:


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