Make wireless work with Ultrabooks with ath9k+bluetooth

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Make wireless work with Ultrabooks with ath9k+bluetooth

Postby mickey999inbox on Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:38 pm

Hello,
Might be useful for those Linux Mint 13 users that bought an Ultrabook (Asus, Toshiba, Dell, etc)
These ultrabooks ( most of them ) will come with this ATH9K + bluetooth wifi netcard.
Under Linux Mint 13 (Mate at least !) your wifi card will connect to your wireless router but the speed will be outrageous low ( 52K ...maybe!)
All you have to do is the following:
1. sudo su -
2. create a file name ath9k.conf under /etc/modprobe.d (touch /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf - for example )
3. nano /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf and introduce one line containing the following:

options ath9k nohwcrypt=1

4.Save the file
5.Issue the following commands to remove then reload the modules properly without rebooting your system:

rmmod ath9k
modprobe -b ath9k

Now you should have the proper Internet speed .

As for the bluetooth ( if you have a bluetooth headset you'd like to use with your Ultrabook ) you will need to use Synaptics and install Bluez manager with some more extra libraries in order to be able to connect your bluetooth headset to your Ultrabook
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Re: Ultrabooks with ath9k+bluetooth

Postby mtc666 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:03 pm

Thanks. I've been looking for hours for a solution for my ASUS U36JC. This is perfect.
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Re: Make wireless work with Ultrabooks with ath9k+bluetooth

Postby Oscar799 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:09 am

Title edited to make it clear it's a guide and thread moved here
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Re: Make wireless work with Ultrabooks with ath9k+bluetooth

Postby dwarbin on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks for the post. I've been having an issue with Dell Inspiron wifi on Mint 15 Olivia. I could see multiple wireless connections, but could connect to none. Whether the network used WEP, WPA or no security made no difference.

I am using an Atheros card and the ath9k driver. After reading your post and replies, I found the /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf file missing. Adding it as specified corrected the issue. Thanks for the help.
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