Comment 21 for bug 659143

Phil Pemberton (philpem) wrote :

OK, I renamed the driver, then rebooted and modprobed rt2800pci. This had the "nice" side-effect of kicking the other laptop off the WiFi, and I couldn't get it to associate.

rmmod -rv rt2800pci followed by modprobe -v rt2860sta got me a Kernel Panic. When the laptop rebooted, the BIOS threw up this warning:

INFO [CHIPSET]: A HyperTransport Sync Flood event was detected on the last boot. Press F1 to continue booting.

Rebooted, renamed rt2860sta back and re-blacklisted rt2800pci, and now my WiFi is working again.

iwlist wlan0 scan:
philpem@ryoko:~$ iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:14:BF:9E:46:17
                    Quality:100/100 Signal level:-41 dBm Noise level:-83 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:11 Mb/s
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK