Here is my problem:


01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

lshw -C network

*-network  DISPONIBLE  

   descrição: Interface sem fio
   produto: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
   fabricante: Qualcomm Atheros
   ID físico: 0
   informações do barramento: pci@0000:01:00.0
   versão: 01
   serial: 1c:c6:3c:ce:49:e3
   largura: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capacidades: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
   configuração: latency=0 

Note that the wireless interface has no logic name. So, after this step nothing works with wireless connection.

I am running kubuntu 14.04.2 lts

uname -a

Linux jazzbass 3.16.0-36-generic #48~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 15 13:11:28 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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    Does it get a logical name, ideally wlan0, if you load the driver? sudo modprobe ath9k Welcome to askubuntu.
    – chili555
    May 7, 2015 at 0:13
  • Hello, chili555. May 9, 2015 at 18:29
  • Thank you. No. Load the driver don't get a logical name to device. The problem is on the boot. If get a logical name on the boot, the device run fine. If don't get a logical name on the boot, nothing works. May 9, 2015 at 18:32
  • I'm having the same problem with the same hardware. Have you ever solved this?
    – theV0ID
    Jul 30, 2018 at 11:54

1 Answer 1


Let's get the driver to load automatically on boot. Open a terminal and do:

sudo -i
echo ath9k  >>  /etc/modules

Reboot. Check:

dmesg | grep ath

Please post the result here and let us have the link in your reply. http://paste.ubuntu.com

  • Ok. I will do. But, sometimes, the hardware works fine, doing nothing. After upgrade the kernel to 3.16.0-37-generic (about one week), all it's ok with the hardware and the driver. May 13, 2015 at 15:16
  • I prefer to observe what will happen in the coming days. If driver run fine or not with the new kernel. I will coment here. Thank you. May 13, 2015 at 15:17
  • Important to coment: the computer is new. I bought a month ago, AMD kabini. I think the hardware it's ok. May 13, 2015 at 15:22

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