Description of problem:
The wireless network stops working after transferring a are large amount of data. After transferring a large number of files. The NetworkManager loses connection and attemtps to reconnect. NetworkManager prompts for WEP key. Click OK to use the same key as before, attempts to reconnect and prompts again. Disabling newtork and re-enabling doens't help.
The wireless card is an AR9285 that came with the Gateway LT31.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 12 Alpha LiveCD
Use scp to transfer files via the wireless network from a remote machine to the local machine. Coping multiple files 10MB - 20MB in size should trigger the problem.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use scp to transfer files via the wireless network from a remote machine to the local machine. Coping multiple files 10MB - 20MB in size should trigger the problem.
Have seen similar issue with Ubunut KarmicKola 9.10 alpha releases. It't not as bad now, but AR9285 is problematic.
Using the 20090908 radeon test day live image.
Siting next to the wireless router, transfering large files via scp will work. When sitting downstairs, the copy via scp will not complete. The wireless will disconnect and not reconnect.
I'm attaching the relevant information from /var/log/messages.
Also, the nm-applet will crash and not restart. I have to manually restart.
Created attachment 360360 [details]
messages.log output for ar9285 problem
This is the output in /var/log/messages for the AR9285 issues that I'm seeing.
I'm having similar intermittent errors with a AR9285 card on Fedora 11. I won't be able to join certain WEP networks and I'll randomly get dropped. Sorry if this should be filed under a new bug.
Asus EEE 1005HA
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1062 (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Created attachment 362298 [details]
/var/log/messages with NetworkManager wlan0 messages
Snippet from /var/log/messages
With F12 Beta, the card is working "better". Better in this case means that it is able to reassociate with the AP when it loses connection. However, under heavy load it disconnects frequently (2 - 3 per minute). Heavy load is transferring 20+MB flac files via wireless.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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occurs on F11 with latest updates...
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The AR9285 is working fine in Fedora13.