FBSD10 Atheros wifi not working

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Fri Apr 18 11:15:44 UTC 2014

On 17 April 2014 17:55, Da Rock
<freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> On 04/18/14 04:01, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> .. and unfortunately I've never been able to source the AR9285 variant
>> you're using. :(
> Would you like me to send you mine through the channels? As long as you can
> tell me one that does actually work without errors (probably the one you're
> using ;) ).

Well, what's the part number on it? :P

I have a lot of AR9285's that work. It may be your actual laptop setup
(antennas, noise inside the unit, etc.)

>> -a
>> On 17 April 2014 11:00, Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> So, try eliminating the whole rc script mess for wpa_supplicant.
>>> * Don't put ath0/wlan0 in your startup config (rc.conf)
>>> * Do it manually:
>>> # ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0
>>> # wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf &
>>> see if that's more stable.
> Well I've been trying the standard treatment from the beginning, which is
> why I gave it a shot in the list only after the attempt. It only works
> intermittently; but I have noticed that killing wpa_supplicant does reduce
> the error messages which probably shouldn't be a surprise. Running wpa again
> and they come back yet again unless it decides it will work. Having said
> that, even of it is wpa_supplicant not working from the beginning isn't that
> a problem still? Every reboot you'd have to set it up manually again.

The rc scripts do something dumb sometimes and start wpa_supplicant
twice. That seems to agitate things.


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