kernel-packages team mailing list archive
Mailing list archive
[Bug 1586875] Re: Support for Qualcomm Atheros AR928X WiFi chipset
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1586650 ***
I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (4.2.0-38-generic) with an Atheros AR928X
Wireless Network Adapter. WiFi works if I'm next to the WiFi base
station. If I move 5 metres away, it drops out.
You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel
Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu.
Support for Qualcomm Atheros AR928X WiFi chipset
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
A number of other Ubuntu users and myself have encountered difficulty
when upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS due to our WiFi chipset not being
supported. When I inquired about it on the Ubuntu Forums, I was
informed that this chipset was last known to work on Ubuntu 14.04.3,
and no longer in Ubuntu 14.04.4.
I had bought this network adapter about a year ago from a Linux-
friendly retailer specifically because it said it would work
harmoniously with Ubuntu. But because it is not supported in 16.04, I
am left without Internet access on my desktop, which I require for
work and for pleasure.
Unfortunately, connecting to my router with an Ethernet cord is not an
option, as the distance is too great and awkward. In the meantime, I
will have to revert to Ubuntu 14.04.3 to hopefully get Internet on my
computer. I hope this will be resolved soon. I'd really like to
continue using the latest Ubuntu versions.
My Ubuntu Forums post:
A similar post:
To manage notifications about this bug go to: