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Wireless Atheros AR9285 - no connection

Postby paradoxajd on Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:42 am

Hi!
I have installed linux mint via win installer. It all installed perfectly. Then, i tried to connect to the internet, but problems begun. I have connected on home wifi (as I always did on win7), i got notification that it's connected. However, when I opened firefox, and problem happened! It was taking forever for google to load. I tried "ping http://www.google.com" in terminal, it returned me "no such host" or similar message.
My net is working properly tho, since I've just restarted laptop to win7, and connected as usual.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Internet issue...

Postby xenopeek on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:19 am

Which version of Linux Mint? What laptop is it?

It sounds like your DNS isn't found, and you are running perhaps an older version of Linux Mint which doesn't have a fallback in case your DNS isn't found. Or, it may be you have a wifi that isn't supported by its manufacturer on Linux (very common on laptops unfortunately).

Can you open the terminal application from your menu, and run the following commands? Post the output here. You can copy text to/from the terminal, see its Edit menu. One line below is one command, run them one at a time. Commands and parameters are case-sensitive.
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sudo lshw -c network
dig google.com
dig @8.8.8.8 google.com
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Re: Internet issue...

Postby paradoxajd on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:51 am

Laptop info:
http://pokit.org/get/?dc096e042ee05b1dccda605d4244cd72.jpg
Network & system info:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
logical name: eth0
version: 04
serial: e8:9d:87:bb:f2:27
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.0.0-k firmware=0.13-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:46 memory:cc500000-cc51ffff memo *-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
logical name: eth0
version: 04
serial: e8:9d:87:bb:f2:27
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.0.0-k firmware=0.13-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:46 memory:cc500000-cc51ffff memory:cc529000-cc529fff ioport:4000(size=32)
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 68:a3:c4:fc:b8:44
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.101 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:18 memory:ca200000-ca20ffffry:cc529000-cc529fff ioport:4000(size=32)
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 68:a3:c4:fc:b8:44
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.101 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:18 memory:ca200000-ca20ffff

dig google.com

; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> google.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
dig @8.8.8.8 google.com

dig @8.8.8.8 google.com
; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> @8.8.8.8 google.com
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached


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Re: Wireless Atheros AR9285 - no connection

Postby xenopeek on Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:01 am

Moved topic here and updated the subject. That unfortunately is a problematic wifi device on Linux. Perhaps somebody here will know of a good solution. You may also try an internet search for "ubuntu 12.10 AR9285". Any solution for Ubuntu 12.10 for this device would generally be effective for Linux Mint 14 as well.
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Re: Wireless Atheros AR9285 - no connection

Postby catweazel on Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:40 am

See if this automated tool helps. Of course, you'll need a wired connection:
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$ wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/54755519/wifix-0.3.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf wifix-0.3.tar.gz
$ python wifix.py
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Re: Wireless Atheros AR9285 - no connection

Postby abati on Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:08 am

catweazel wrote:See if this automated tool helps. Of course, you'll need a wired connection:
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$ wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/54755519/wifix-0.3.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf wifix-0.3.tar.gz
$ python wifix.py


i have also problemss with atheros AR9285, and tried to do what you mentioned above,
But i got this notification which is not realy helpful -_-

Wifix was unable to match a wireless device on this computer with any currently in the Wifix communitys Driver Database.

The Wifix Driver Database is a work in progress being built with the help of feedback from people like you. To help improve the database for everyone, please copy and paste the following information into an e-mail to wifix@wifix.thescoundrels.net:

20131217120437
grep: output: No such file or directory
grep: may: No such file or directory
grep: be: No such file or directory
grep: incomplete: No such file or directory
grep: or: No such file or directory
grep: inaccurate,: No such file or directory
grep: you: No such file or directory
grep: should: No such file or directory
grep: run: No such file or directory
grep: this: No such file or directory
grep: program: No such file or directory
grep: as: No such file or directory
grep: super-user.: No such file or directory
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
8087:0024
1d6b:0002
062a:0000
8087:0024
1d6b:0002
1d6b:0003
0cf3:3005
13d3:5163
1d6b:0002
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