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Old 07-31-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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wireless troubles on Toshiba Satellite L360


Hello. I'm getting some problems with my Atheros wireless card on my Toshiba notebook.

I can connect to my Belkin router but sometimes (maybe every 10-15 minues) my card lose the connection with the router and iwconfig says
Access Point: Not associated
When it happens I simply need to give the command
Code:
# iwconfig wlan0 essid MYESSID
(without specifying again my wep key) and it starts to work again.
It seems also that the problem doesn't happen when connection is used: if I put on background a
Code:
wget http://www.somewhere.com/something.iso --limit-rate=100
my card works without falliing asleep.

Any ideas?

Thanks

val3xiv
 
Old 09-05-2009, 03:49 AM   #2
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Hello. I solved my problem installing MadWifi and using ath_pci module instead of ath5k. For more informations see at http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo
 
Old 09-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #3
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Intermittent wireless on Toshiba Satellite L100 170

Wireless works well for a while and then everything stops. eg, webpages load up except for a few remaining images. Then click on link and have to wait for ages...

I'm wondering if this is the same as your problem?
 
Old 09-15-2010, 04:50 AM   #4
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It could be the same problem, even if I don't know which is the card, which PC, which kernel, which distribution you are using. Didi you try with MadWifi?
 
Old 09-15-2010, 07:53 AM   #5
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I question why you are not using ath9k - which is part of the kernel?
My Toshiba runs it's Atheros card without a problem. Try it.

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:56 PM   #6
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I haven't tried madwifi but I'll look into these problems. Webpages are mostly fine, but if there's a lot of content there are some big pauses.

I'm just using ethernet because the screen is broken (Toshiba) so loss of wireless isn't a real bind because I can't move around with a big monitor attached.

I'm seeing if I can get the soundcard to work properly first. It's got a terrible stutter...
 
  


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