FBSD10 Atheros wifi not working

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Fri Apr 18 12:13:03 UTC 2014

On 04/18/14 21:15, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> 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.)
Its out of a Compaq CQ series. Atheros - IC: 4104A-AR5B95H.
>>> -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.
Hmmm. But that doesn't explain why it doesn't work when I manually set 
it again after the rc has completed and screwed up. Sometimes it does, 
sometimes it doesn't...
> -a
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