I'm on an ASUS K52F running Ubuntu 11.10 with the AR9285 wireless card. Wifi works acceptably before suspending, after it doesn't show any networks. the only solution I've found is a full reboot.


You can reload the wireless driver after suspend to avoid a reboot. My driver is 'ath9k' which you can find by running 'nm-tool' and look for the line similar to

Driver:   ath9k

Then to reload the driver:

sudo rmmod ath9k
sudo modprobe ath9k

To make this happen automatically when you come back from suspend we can add the following script at /etc/pm/sleep.d/00_wireless_sleep


case "$1" in
    /sbin/rmmod ath9k
    /sbin/rmmod ath9k
    /sbin/modprobe ath9k
exit 0

Replace the "ath9k" module name with the module you discovered from the nm-tool output mentioned above. I had to name the script "00_wireless_sleep" so it gets run after all the other resume scripts (scripts get run in reverse order on resume). Don't forget to make file "00_wireless_sleep" executable:

sudo chmod 755 /etc/pm/sleep.d/00_wireless_sleep

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  • Adding options iwlwifi bt_coex_active=0 to /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf worked for me. reference – Jared Beck Jul 29 '12 at 8:40
  • The issue is that if I suspend for too long I get these problems. Since none of the above answers work for me, here's what I do. Suspend again. Resume in 10s. Then it works. – MarkovCh1 Nov 11 '12 at 17:09
  • Note to future readers This answer still works(in 14.04) as of 11-25-2014. Thanks Ryan – TrailRider Nov 26 '14 at 2:25

I've the same problem, but with different laptop/wificard. Try to restart the network-manager service:

sudo service network-manager restart

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