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Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:40 am

Hello,
I have been using Wi-fi on Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 since 4 days. But now I am no longer able to connect to wi-fi.

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ifconfig
enp2s0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:fc:0e:a6:e0  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Memory:dffc0000-e0000000 

enxfcde56ff0106 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr fc:de:56:ff:01:06  
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::f0b8:d5f2:584b:fd00/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:10420 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
          TX packets:8361 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:8946621 (8.9 MB)  TX bytes:1308735 (1.3 MB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:582 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:582 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 
          RX bytes:59334 (59.3 KB)  TX bytes:59334 (59.3 KB)

My configuration

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   inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: aimserver Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5GC-MX v: Rev x.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0209 date: 01/28/2007
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium Dual E2140 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 6400
           clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: vesa,intel (unloaded: fbdev)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@0.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet
           driver: atl2 v: 2.2.3 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter
           driver: mt7601u usb-ID: 001-061
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (13.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600AABS size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 116G used: 18G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2205 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 216 Uptime: 18 min Memory: 910.0/3018.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
KIndly advise
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:51 am

All I can think was, I had applied updates which may have caused this. Is there any way to uninstall updates , say last 7 days .
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by Pjotr » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:10 am

What do these commands say:

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rfkill list all
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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inxi -Nn
and:

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lsusb
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:41 am

Pjotr wrote:What do these commands say:

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rfkill list all
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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inxi -Nn
and:

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lsusb
Please find the output. The funny part is itwi-fi worked for 4 5 days and then stopped working. There is no problem with the wi fi as such because my phone connects to it.

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    rfkill list all
$
aimserver@aimserver ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.


aimserver@aimserver ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet driver: atl2
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: 00:1b:fc:0e:a6:e0
           Card-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A


aimserver@aimserver ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub      
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by Pjotr » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:37 am

Try if it helps when you upgrade your kernel to the latest of the 4.10 series. Afterwards, reboot.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:36 am

Pjotr wrote:Try if it helps when you upgrade your kernel to the latest of the 4.10 series. Afterwards, reboot.
I did that but no joy.
I feel I had updated Linux firmware which may have got me in the problem. Is there any way to roll back to the previous version of the firmware?
?
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by Pjotr » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:42 am

deepakdeshp wrote:
Pjotr wrote:Try if it helps when you upgrade your kernel to the latest of the 4.10 series. Afterwards, reboot.
I did that but no joy.
I feel I had updated Linux firmware which may have got me in the problem. Is there any way to roll back to the previous version?
?
Yes, that's a potential candidate for this trouble...

Try this:

Launch Synaptic - panel: use the Search button (not the buggy quick search field) and let it search for linux-firmware

Then in the panel, click Package - Force version...

Select 1.157 (xenial) and install it over 1.157.14 (xenial-updates).

Then reboot.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 pm

Pjotr wrote:
deepakdeshp wrote:
Pjotr wrote:Try if it helps when you upgrade your kernel to the latest of the 4.10 series. Afterwards, reboot.
I did that but no joy.
I feel I had updated Linux firmware which may have got me in the problem. Is there any way to roll back to the previous version?
?
Yes, that's a potential candidate for this trouble...

Try this:

Launch Synaptic - panel: use the Search button (not the buggy quick search field) and let it search for linux-firmware

Then in the panel, click Package - Force version...

Select 1.157 (xenial) and install it over 1.157.14 (xenial-updates).

Then reboot.
I thank Pjotr for the excellent how to. But trying out the procedure didn't improve things.
It worked for 4 days and later stopped working. Only change I made to the system is to apply patches.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by Pjotr » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:24 pm

Try the latest kernel of the 4.13 series.

Reboot after installing it.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:38 am

Pjotr wrote:Try the latest kernel of the 4.13 series.

Reboot after installing it.
I tried that without any effect. As I said that wi-fi worked for 4 days and then stopped working.During the time I just applied updates of level 2 and 3. My feeling is that I have to undo what I did during these days and there should be no necessity for additional kernel ,as the original one worked wit wi-fi.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by josephkchavez » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:10 pm

I have this exact same issue. Applied level 2 and 3 updates, WiFi worked for 3 or 4 days then nothing. Please update here if you find any way to make this work.

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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:16 pm

I haven't found the answer.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by gfm1948 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:03 pm

Sylvia 18.3 Two different laptops, Dell Inspiron and Fujitsu Lifebook, Dell upgraded from 18.2 and Fujitsu Lifebook fresh install. After suspend, WiFi option disappeared from network, have to reboot to remedy issue, Dell laptop on firmware 4.13.0-19 and Lifebook on 4.15.0-041500rc1. Anyone else out there with same issue?

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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by deepakdeshp » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:20 am

gfm1948 wrote:Sylvia 18.3 Two different laptops, Dell Inspiron and Fujitsu Lifebook, Dell upgraded from 18.2 and Fujitsu Lifebook fresh install. After suspend, WiFi option disappeared from network, have to reboot to remedy issue, Dell laptop on firmware 4.13.0-19 and Lifebook on 4.15.0-041500rc1. Anyone else out there with same issue?
It's a different bc issue hence open a new thread.
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Re: Unable to connect to wi-fi

Post by prakashemp » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:23 am

Ralink MT7601U working perfectly as plug and play in linuxmint 18.3 cinnamon 64 bit after upgrading from linux mint 17.
kindly verify from live boot dvd/usb prior to upgrade.

thanking you all

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