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by Northnet
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

At risk of speaking too soon, again, but since updating to kernel 5.0.0-25 there have been no further instances of wireless internet dropout. I am flagging the issue as Solved. :)
by Northnet
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

Perhaps 'blank out' would be more accurate, no green tick, nor blue 'update available'. The point is that it is visually indicative of a loss of internet connectivity, alongside the Megasync icon which definitely does grey out. Obviously attempting and failing to load a web page is proof positive. T...
by Northnet
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

I wasn't aware that routine updates do not also maintain the kernel. I have updated to 5.0.0-25 without a problem. I now wait to see if the issue has resolved... inxi -Fxz System: Host: ideapad Kernel: 5.0.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu4) Distro:...
by Northnet
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

Well, this is just typical! A few hours after making the previous post, I come back to find 'Update Manager' greyed out. The wireless icon appeared normal. Instead of simply restarting, I tried a few things: Turn off Wireless from the panel - worked. Turn Wireless back on - nothing doing, just 'not ...
by Northnet
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

Well.... a couple of days on and no further internet problems (there should have been one or two by now), so the disable wireless auto-power tip looks to be the solution. I am puzzled as to why this should have become an issue after a solid year of flawless operation, but then I am always puzzled wh...
by Northnet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

Thanks Larry, but Megasync is not the problem here, it is just indicative of actual internet connectivity, or the lack of it. Thanks Pjotr, I have disabled auto power of the Wireless card (I like the sound of this tip since the problem occurs following a lack of use of the laptop). I have also disab...
by Northnet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

Just to clarify, when the problem occurs the task tray network icon appears normal (not disconnected), but my Megasync and Update Manager icons are greyed out. The following outputs are taken when WiFi is functional: System: Host: ideapad Kernel: 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop:...
by Northnet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451

[SOLVED] Wireless connection dropping since WPA update August 2019

Hi, I am running 19.2 on a Lenovo Ideapad 120S. Everything has been perfect (barring the lack of brightness/volume function keys but I can live without), until last week when I ran an update which turned out to consist of WPA only. The update appeared to run correctly - wireless dropped and reconnec...

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