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Bug#493832: ath5k disconnects regularly and has poor performance

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 10:44:05AM +0200, koshmar wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.26-1-686
> Version: 2.6.26-1
> Severity: normal
> I use kernel's ath5k driver for my Atheros AR5413 based card. I'm always 
> quite close to the AP, and iwconfig shows "Signal level=-57 dBm". Despite 
> of it, the card often disconnects (about once in 10 min.) and reconnects 
> again, and always works with bitrates like 1-9 Mbit/s. Trying to higher 
> bitrate manually I get connection loss. This is not happening when I use 
> madwifi (with 2.6.25-2-686 kernel). The antenna in both AP and station is 
> OK, and other cards work OK with this AP, and mine also when using 
> Windows (as MadWifi has other annoying bug, though is usable anyway).

Could you retry with the current kernel from Lenny? It has at least one
ath5k bugfix from the 2.6.26.x stable series included.


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