THANKS LONI

My Acer Aspire D250 Notebook has this wireless lan card:

lspci # get the wireless lan info

01:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

and the ath9k module is flakey

1. So let’s first get the Linux Version we’re running:

uname -a # get linux kernel version number

Linux Nelson 2.6.31-16-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 8 04:02:15 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

2. so I installed the following:

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-(KernelVersionGoesHere)

ex: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-2.6.31-16-generic

(you must do this (install backports) with any kernel upgrade.)

3. reboot!

No more flakiness!

Didn’t work? No problem:

sudo apt-get purge linux-backports-modules-(KernelVersionGoesHere)

ex: sudo apt-get purge linux-backports-modules-2.6.31-16-generic
reboot!

gone!

Wayno