Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812500
Can't connect to wireless AP (ath9k)
Last modified: 2012-04-16 11:01:16 EDT
Description of problem:
If I attempt to connect to a wireless AP with my laptop and it fails to connect. This seems to happen over and over, and rarely manages to connect to the wireless AP. I'm using a laptop with an ath9k wireless card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is not a problem in kernel 3.3.0-8 and I can confirm this as becoming a problem as of kernel 3.3.1-1. Due to the circumstances, one could assume this is a bug in 3.3.1 itself.
As well, I can confirm this with the following Fedora kernel versions:
3.3.1-1.fc16, 3.3.1-2.fc16, 3.3.1-3.fc16
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start into Fedora 16 with one of the confirmed kernel listed above.
2. Try to connect to a wireless AP
Mostly consistently failed connections.
Mostly consistently successful connections.
I'm using an EeePC 1015PX with an Atheros AR9285 wireless card.
Note this seems to be specifically a regression in ath9k, though may include others.
Please let me know if I can provide any more information that would help.
A 3.3.2-based kernel should resolve this issue when it becomes available through the update system.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 810796 ***