Atheros AR9460 and Acer Aspire V17 Nitro on FreeBSD 11 not working

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at
Sat Mar 21 04:22:42 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 4:31 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at> wrote:

> Hm, ok. either interrupts aren't working, or the thing is deaf. :(
> can you do that and then in another screen run vmstat -ia | grep ath0 ?
> I'd like to see if it's at least posting interrupts.

Could a bad antenna connection (loose plug/broken conductor/pinch to
chassis shorting to ground) explain this? Or would the hardware notice and
report this in all cases?
Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at

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