Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 29042
Cannot set sens with iwconfig for ath5k
Last modified: 2011-02-14 15:54:16 UTC
Am using a netbook with
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
The ath5k driver is loaded:
ath5k 143403 0
mac80211 188716 1 ath5k
ath 7145 1 ath5k
cfg80211 110951 3 ath5k,mac80211,ath
If I try to change the sensitivity value it is refused because the driver
does not support this parameter:
iwconfig wlan0 sens -65
Error for wireless request "Set Sensitivity" (8B08) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
Is there any patch being considered to allow support for the sens parameter?
This is needed for wireless roaming to work properly, as well as for correct
initial selection of a near AP with the same ssid as a previously connected
one, but which is now a weak signal at NetworkManager startup.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 28972 ***