[Solved]Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

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Re: Re:Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm

shom_ronnie wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:30 am
Just to update, the wifi connection dropped again, and i had to manually disconnect and then reconnect. But while doing so i noticed something else, there was a lag in my system, and nothing else is open other than a file that i am copying to my pendrive. Its a large file of about 9gb. Why i am saying this is because for all these while everything seemed fine, just after i started copying the file wifi became erratic, and my computer overall went slow. The interesting part is when i first nioticed this problem the other day, then too i was copying a file to my pendrive, a similar sized file.Is there a possibility of the two being linked in some way.
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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:44 am

ok, can you please guide me through, how can i do the steps that you just mentioned. Dont think its doing a secure boot, as efi file isnt there. Not sure about the other two. how to switch to another antenna. But not sure thats the problem here. Because when i was in windows, it worked absolutely fine, no trouble what so ever. Its since in have moved to linux, this has become a problem

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Ozo » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:40 am

Try a Timeshift restore and if that does not work reinstall the system. Do not complicate it with unnecessary stuff like LVM, encryption, or dual boot. Try to limit any input to the terminal until you test the printer.

After you load the wireless printer from the HP toolbox with usb this time hopefully there will be no wifi problem.

Of course this would be a last resort solution. Good Luck. :)

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:03 pm

Another option to try is the 4.15.x kernel branch to see if that has any resolution for you.

It's a LTS (Long Term Support, five years), where your 4.13.x is not (supported nine months, ending next month), so you'll soon be needing to upgrade to it regardless.

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:09 am

Think i will go with a complete wipe of hard disk and then reinstall. that seems to b a better option for me right now. but wil have to back up all my files before that. Will update if after re installation i am still facing any issues. Its going to take me a lot of time to do a compete backup and then restore everything.

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Ozo » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:04 am

Take a Timeshift snapshot.

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:04 pm

ok..so once i reinstall, i will restore the image taken now. But will still take me a few days because i have to backup my data other than the os part. So will give an update as soon as i am set again. any other suggestions, partition wise or any quick tip because i am going to format the entire hard drive
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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Ozo » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Personally, I use the default install partitions. In fact I have no idea what they look like right now. I have never had a problem with that so feel no need to alter the partitions. I do not load dual operating systems. I do not encrypt the install. It is the KISS philosophy. :)

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:50 pm

That certainly is the best way to go. But i like my os and other files separate, so i will be creating two extra partitions. Just wondering, if having an extra boot partition is advisable, right at the beginning of the hdd

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Spearmint2 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:06 pm

shom_ronnie wrote:
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That certainly is the best way to go. But i like my os and other files separate, so i will be creating two extra partitions. Just wondering, if having an extra boot partition is advisable, right at the beginning of the hdd
Not unless you intend to run more than one Linux system on it.
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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:44 pm

Ok, i have reinstalled linix mint, and wifi seems stable. Been monitering from last night. Think somehow my windows dual boot had to do something with it. Removed it completely. Think its doing fine now. Thanx to all of you for guiding me through. Really appreciate your time and help throughout

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:35 am

Power management seems to stay on at boot. Even if i disable it using the command provided previously, but it turns on on its own. Is that a matter of concern? can it be disabled permanently

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Ozo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:10 am

That is an app and can be removed in add apps.

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:16 am

Not that one, i was talking about the one in network, after doing a iwconfig, it says power management on

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Re: [Solved]Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by shom_ronnie » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 am

Reinstalling linux mint more or less solved the problem, but still had a few times of the day, when i would type in something in the search box, and the website would not load up. Not very frequently but sometimes, which was still annoying.

Finally was able to fully solve the issue. Only had to install the broadcom sta driver from software manager. That did the trick for me.

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