How to fix packets lost with AR9285 Driver in Ubuntu 12.04

What a nice surprise to see that after a fresh setup of Ubuntu 12.04, you can’t use Internet connection !

That’s really weird, and in the same time strange because I only have this issue with one Access Point.

I can connect to the Wireless Network, but after 5 seconds I can see that I lost 30% of packets and can not use Internet connection.

To see which driver you are runnning, please use this command :

my1@nano:~$ sudo lshw -class network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.

After investigation, I found a solution to fix this issue :

sudo rmmod ath9k
sudo modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1
echo "options ath9k nohwcrypt=1">>/etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf 

Try now to connect to your Wifi, and that should be better.

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