[nSLUG] Unstable fibre-op wireless connection

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 11:38:20 AST 2017

Hi Frank,

sudo dmesg |grep theros -A 2 -B 2
...to retrieve output of log matching Atheros/atheros, five lines (two
lines before and after) at a time.

Joel Maxuel

"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Frank Geitzler <
frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I have a HP/Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook about six years old, and have
> had Bell-Aliant fibre-op for about a year.  Over the past several weeks, my
> wireless connection has been very 'shaky'.
> I may be in the midst of writing an email, when suddenly the Wi-Fi Network
> Authentication Required pop-up will appear, informing me that I have lost
> my connection.  As if that were not bad enough, the password line has
> focus, and as I type about 60 words a minute,   the chances are good that I
> may type over the wireless password -a 16-character hexadecimal string.  I
> then have to look that up and re-enter it.  There is usually no problem
> re-establishing a connection, but it may only stay up a few seconds -or for
> hours.
> Could the adapter be failing?  Is there a log in Ubuntu which might give a
> clue to this?  I was able to obtain the following information, so far -any
> assistance would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Frank
> frank at frank-Presario-CQ61-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo lshw -C network
> [sudo] password for frank:
>   *-network
>        description: Wireless interface
>        product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
>        vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
>        physical id: 0
>        bus info: pci at 0000:02:00.0
>        logical name: wlp2s0
>        version: 01
>        serial: 90:4c:e5:48:09:ca
>        width: 64 bits
>        clock: 33MHz
>        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet
> physical wireless
>        configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k
> driverversion=4.4.0-98-generic firmware=N/A ip= latency=0
> link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
>        resources: irq:17 memory:d0100000-d010ffff
>   *-network
>        description: Ethernet interface
>        product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
>        vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
>        physical id: 0
>        bus info: pci at 0000:03:00.0
>        logical name: enp3s0
>        version: 02
>        serial: 00:26:9e:ba:97:87
>        size: 10Mbit/s
>        capacity: 100Mbit/s
>        width: 64 bits
>        clock: 33MHz
>        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom
> ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
>        configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169
> driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes
> port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
>        resources: irq:26 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d0010000-d0010fff
> memory:d0000000-d000ffff memory:d0500000-d050ffff
> frank at frank-Presario-CQ61-Notebook-PC:~$
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