There are a few days since I installed Linux Mint 18.2 on my laptop which is a Samsung Series 9 900x3c.
It's an i5 3517u with 4gb RAM and an Intel Centrino 6235 PCI-e Wireless card.
These specific laptops were notorious for having wifi problems in their early days but the last few years and after a few updates by Microsoft and Intel, I hadn't had any problems with connection drops running Windows.
After I installed Mint there are connection drops almost every 20 minutes when I'm connected to the University network (guest or eduroam). I haven't noticed any similar behavior when I'm at home though but I might be wrong as the laptop does not get much use when I'm at home.
What I tried:
- I set power saving to off for the wireless adapter and even reloaded the iwlwifi kernel module with option 11n_disable set to 1, in order to disable 802.11N, as I've read there are problems with a broken ''N'' driver.
-I also tried an external USB network adapter with no success.
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service network-manager restart
I even thought about upgrading my network card to something newer like Intel's 7260 Plus.
Could anyone please be so kind and advise if there's anything else I should try? I love my new OS/computer which fulfills my needs but, obviously, that's a dealbreaker for me and I will sadly have to revert to Windows if I don't find a viable solution.