FBSD10 Atheros wifi not working
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Fri Apr 18 12:42:48 UTC 2014
On 04/18/14 22:12, Da Rock wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
Skipped another thought - I wouldn't have thought the laptop I have was
too badly built, and how would the noise cause the error messages? I
didn't have that many messages for the iwn in the m/c's prior, is it
just the atheros chipsets? I kind of expect some reconnection issues,
but the hardware reset messages (from 9.x) were disconcerting - these
current ones are obviously worse.
And I meant to add: where do I go now? Should I send you the logs or
>>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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...
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