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    Question Atheros ar9285 Wireless Connection Problem

    I have a HP G61 Laptop with built in atheros ar9285 wireless. I can see available networks in wicd manager, but when I try to connect - even with the correct key - I can never connect. Sometimes there aren't any wireless connections listed in wicd. It's sporadic. I can see the light on the wireless button (mostly orange for off) flicker on and then turn off randomly. I can see the wireless adaptor as wlan0 in iwconfig and airmon-ng - using the ath9k driver.

    I tried the wired connection on the same network with the wireless and it worked fine.

    I tried installing compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2 which didn't seem to help.

    I've installed backtrack on a secondary partition - this isn't vmware.

    Any help? Does anybody else have success with atheros ar9285?

    Last resort, if there's nothing I can do can someone recommend a usb wireless dongle?

    I've searched the forums, google, and tried lots of different things but I can't get any consistent results.

    example of commands used:
    /etc/init.d/networking start
    wicd manager gui
    ifconfig wlan0 down
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    wicd manager gui
    Last edited by fungi; 06-28-2010 at 08:48 AM.

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    Default Re: Atheros ar9285 Wireless Connection Problem

    Not sure if your hp will take ar5007eg model mini pcie might look into that card.I have suggested a few wireless dongles in the form in the first 3 pages of is were you will find them but if you want one of the best look in forms all your answers are here im sure.

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