ubuntu 11.04 (natty narwhal) and ath9k wireless drops or slowness

I upgrade my ASUS eeepc to the new Ubuntu Natty Narwhal and am still getting used to the new Unity interface. Overall everything seems to be working find, but I had a problem using scp to copy a file from the netbook to another host. The network would just drop after 60+MB copied. ifconfig and the network manager applet (nm-applet) all showed nothing wrong and there was also no sign of trouble in the logs.

I finally found bug 761176 on Launchpad and it offered several suggestions. I used a fresh kernel by running the commands indicated in comment#8

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

That got me up and running much better.


5 Replies to “ubuntu 11.04 (natty narwhal) and ath9k wireless drops or slowness”

  1. Thank You. Fixed my eeePC 1015PE.

    My advice to myself, “No more installing a new distro until it’s been out at least 3 months.”

  2. This fixed a SIOCSIFFLAGS: Input/Output error I was having on my eee PC 1015PE.

    Thanks so much for ID’ing this!

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