Wireless networking on a Samsung Series 5 laptop with Linux Mint
Last weekend, I installed Linux Mint
15 (Olivia) on a collegue's
did a lshw, and it showed me '535U34C, Samsung SENS').
At my place, everything seemed to work OK (WPA2 and all), but when I
tried it at work, the wireless connection dropped every x seconds, and
needed to reauthenticate.
So I guess the problem depends on the type of wireless router.
I did some googling, and often I read that I had to pass the
nohwcrypt=1 option to the ath9k kernel module. Which did not work.
So I cluelessly tried some more suggestions, and finally I found a set
of options that do work:
nohwcrypt=1 blink=1 btcoex_enable=1 enable_diversity=1.
To try this out, you can do the following:
modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1 blink=1 btcoex_enable=1 enable_diversity=1
(Maybe you have to log out and log on again after this command).
If it works, you can persist the settings, adding the following line to
options ath9k nohwcrypt=1 blink=1 btcoex_enable=1 enable_diversity=1
That worked for me. So I hope this information is useful for someone
else as wel.
Many thanks to Sergei
who posted the comment that saved my day.