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Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:18 pm

Running Linux Mint 18.3 on a Toshiba Satellite C55. After a short while of running fine, the Internet adapter fails and cuts me off wirelessly. Is there some script I can use to keep it on, or to turn it back on once it craps out?

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by JeremyB » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:39 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by Joe2Shoe » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:07 pm

I also have a Toshiba Satellite C55T-C5300 and the wifi is only 30% and Google/Netflix stutters often.
I attached a TP-Link TL-W722N v1.1 USB wifi adapter with 100% signal and same thing.
The Toshiba has a Broadcom BCM943142Y Dual-Band Wireless-N B/G/N 802.11N 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 NGFF M.2 E-Card Network Adapter.
I replaced the original card with an identical one, same thing.
So, I just ordered an Intel 7260NGW Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz A/B/G/N/AC Wireless-AC 7260 802.11AC 867MBps 2x2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 NGFF M.2 E-Card Network Adapter, and we'll see how that one works.
I detest Broadcom wifi adapters, and I always replace them with Intel adapters, if possible.

Make sure Power Saving Mode is turned OFF for your wifi adapter.
Good luck.
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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:18 pm

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Distributor ID:	LinuxMint
Description:	Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Release:	18.3
Codename:	sylvia

##### kernel ############################

Linux 4.15.0-38-generic #41~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 10 20:16:04 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Parameters: ro, quiet, splash, vt.handoff=7

##### desktop ###########################

MATE

##### lspci #############################

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8179] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:0181]
	Kernel driver in use: rtl8188ee

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [1179:ff1e]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169

##### lsusb #############################

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 064e:e374 Suyin Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

##### PCMCIA card info ##################

##### rfkill ############################

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

##### secure boot #######################

SecureBoot disabled

##### lsmod #############################

wmi_bmof               16384  0
rtl8188ee              98304  0
rtl_pci                32768  1 rtl8188ee
rtlwifi                77824  2 rtl_pci,rtl8188ee
mac80211              778240  3 rtl_pci,rtl8188ee,rtlwifi
cfg80211              622592  2 rtlwifi,mac80211
wmi                    24576  2 toshiba_acpi,wmi_bmof

##### interfaces ########################

[/etc/network/interfaces]
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

##### ifconfig ##########################

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback <MAC address> brd <MAC address>
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp2s0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether <MAC 'enp2s0' [IF1]> brd <MAC address>
3: wlp1s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether <MAC 'wlp1s0' [IF2]> brd <MAC address>
    inet 192.168.1.104/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global dynamic wlp1s0
       valid_lft 79360sec preferred_lft 79360sec
    inet6 fe80::5a19:d85e:c895:adca/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

##### iwconfig ##########################

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlp1s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"vsat-24g-996CB4"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: <MAC 'vsat-24g-996CB4' [AC1]>   
          Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-26 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:57   Missed beacon:0

##### route #############################

default via 192.168.1.1 dev wlp1s0  proto static  metric 600 
169.254.0.0/16 dev wlp1s0  scope link  metric 1000 
192.168.1.0/24 dev wlp1s0  proto kernel  scope link  src 192.168.1.104  metric 600 

##### resolv.conf #######################

[777 root '/etc/resolv.conf' -> '../run/resolvconf/resolv.conf']
nameserver 127.0.1.1
search ViaSatDomain

##### network managers ##################

Installed:

	NetworkManager
	Wicd

Running:

root      2682     1  0 18:05 ?        00:00:04 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon

##### NetworkManager info ###############

GENERAL.DEVICE:                         wlp1s0
GENERAL.TYPE:                           wifi
GENERAL.NM-TYPE:                        NMDeviceWifi
GENERAL.VENDOR:                         Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter
GENERAL.DRIVER:                         rtl8188ee
GENERAL.DRIVER-VERSION:                 4.15.0-38-generic
GENERAL.FIRMWARE-VERSION:               N/A
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         <MAC 'wlp1s0' [IF2]>
GENERAL.MTU:                            0
GENERAL.STATE:                          100 (connected)
GENERAL.REASON:                         0 (No reason given)
GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.0/net/wlp1s0
GENERAL.IP-IFACE:                       wlp1s0
GENERAL.IS-SOFTWARE:                    no
GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
GENERAL.AUTOCONNECT:                    yes
GENERAL.FIRMWARE-MISSING:               no
GENERAL.NM-PLUGIN-MISSING:              no
GENERAL.PHYS-PORT-ID:                   --
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     vsat-24g-996CB4
GENERAL.CON-UUID:                       935d3010-4d23-4786-a444-f56140a39004
GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0
GENERAL.METERED:                        no (guessed)
CAPABILITIES.CARRIER-DETECT:            no
CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     72 Mb/s
CAPABILITIES.IS-SOFTWARE:               no
WIFI-PROPERTIES.WEP:                    yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.WPA:                    yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.WPA2:                   yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.TKIP:                   yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.CCMP:                   yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.AP:                     yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.ADHOC:                  yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.2GHZ:                   yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.5GHZ:                   no
CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTION-PATHS: /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/{2}
CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTIONS[1]:   935d3010-4d23-4786-a444-f56140a39004 | vsat-24g-996CB4
IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         192.168.1.104/24
IP4.GATEWAY:                            192.168.1.1
IP4.ROUTE[1]:                           dst = 169.254.0.0/16, nh = 0.0.0.0, mt = 1000
IP4.DNS[1]:                             192.168.1.1
IP4.DOMAIN[1]:                          ViaSatDomain
DHCP4.OPTION[1]:                        requested_routers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[2]:                        requested_domain_search = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[3]:                        requested_time_offset = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[4]:                        requested_domain_name = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[5]:                        requested_rfc3442_classless_static_routes = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[6]:                        requested_broadcast_address = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[7]:                        requested_netbios_scope = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[8]:                        requested_wpad = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[9]:                        next_server = 0.0.0.0
DHCP4.OPTION[10]:                       expiry = 1541549141
DHCP4.OPTION[11]:                       requested_interface_mtu = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[12]:                       requested_subnet_mask = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[13]:                       routers = 192.168.1.1
DHCP4.OPTION[14]:                       dhcp_message_type = 5
DHCP4.OPTION[15]:                       ip_address = 192.168.1.104
DHCP4.OPTION[16]:                       requested_static_routes = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[17]:                       domain_name = ViaSatDomain
DHCP4.OPTION[18]:                       requested_domain_name_servers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[19]:                       broadcast_address = 192.168.1.255
DHCP4.OPTION[20]:                       requested_ntp_servers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[21]:                       requested_netbios_name_servers = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[22]:                       dhcp_lease_time = 86400
DHCP4.OPTION[23]:                       domain_name_servers = 192.168.1.1
DHCP4.OPTION[24]:                       requested_ms_classless_static_routes = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[25]:                       subnet_mask = 255.255.255.0
DHCP4.OPTION[26]:                       network_number = 192.168.1.0
DHCP4.OPTION[27]:                       requested_host_name = 1
DHCP4.OPTION[28]:                       dhcp_server_identifier = 192.168.1.1
IP6.ADDRESS[1]:                         fe80::5a19:d85e:c895:adca/64
IP6.GATEWAY:                            

GENERAL.DEVICE:                         enp2s0
GENERAL.TYPE:                           ethernet
GENERAL.NM-TYPE:                        NMDeviceEthernet
GENERAL.VENDOR:                         Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
GENERAL.DRIVER:                         r8169
GENERAL.DRIVER-VERSION:                 2.3LK-NAPI
GENERAL.FIRMWARE-VERSION:               rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         <MAC 'enp2s0' [IF1]>
GENERAL.MTU:                            1500
GENERAL.STATE:                          20 (unavailable)
GENERAL.REASON:                         2 (Device is now managed)
GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:02:00.0/net/enp2s0
GENERAL.IP-IFACE:                       
GENERAL.IS-SOFTWARE:                    no
GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
GENERAL.AUTOCONNECT:                    yes
GENERAL.FIRMWARE-MISSING:               no
GENERAL.NM-PLUGIN-MISSING:              no
GENERAL.PHYS-PORT-ID:                   --
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     --
GENERAL.CON-UUID:                       --
GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       --
GENERAL.METERED:                        unknown
CAPABILITIES.CARRIER-DETECT:            yes
CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     unknown
CAPABILITIES.IS-SOFTWARE:               no
WIRED-PROPERTIES.CARRIER:               off
CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTION-PATHS: 

SSID                             BSSID              MODE   CHAN  FREQ      RATE       SIGNAL  BARS  SECURITY   ACTIVE  * 
vsat-24g-996CB4                  <MAC 'vsat-24g-996CB4' [AC1]>  Infra  11    2462 MHz  54 Mbit/s  94      ▂▄▆█  WPA2       yes     * 
DIRECT-C5-HP OfficeJet Pro 6960  <MAC 'DIRECT-C5-HP OfficeJet Pro 6960' [AC4]>  Infra  11    2462 MHz  54 Mbit/s  90      ▂▄▆█  WPA2       no        
NETGEAR52                        <MAC 'NETGEAR52' [AC5]>  Infra  9     2452 MHz  54 Mbit/s  57      ▂▄▆_  WPA2       no        
ATT8HSnE6a                       <MAC 'ATT8HSnE6a' [AC8]>  Infra  1     2412 MHz  54 Mbit/s  44      ▂▄__  WPA2       no        
ATT597U9Z3                       <MAC 'ATT597U9Z3' [AC7]>  Infra  6     2437 MHz  54 Mbit/s  30      ▂___  WPA2       no        
hug2g686356                      <MAC 'hug2g686356' [AC9]>  Infra  1     2412 MHz  54 Mbit/s  27      ▂___  WPA2       no        
AED0A6                           <MAC 'AED0A6' [AC2]>  Infra  1     2412 MHz  54 Mbit/s  27      ▂___  WPA1 WPA2  no        
--                               <MAC '#########' [AC3]>  Infra  1     2412 MHz  54 Mbit/s  27      ▂___  WPA2       no        
ATT5w2w6D8                       <MAC 'ATT5w2w6D8' [AC6]>  Infra  6     2437 MHz  54 Mbit/s  27      ▂___  WPA2       no        

##### NetworkManager.state ##############

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true

##### NetworkManager config #############

[[/etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf]]
[connection]
wifi.powersave = 2

[[/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf]]
[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono
dns=dnsmasq
[ifupdown]
managed=false


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I hope this helps.
Last edited by JeremyB on Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by Joe2Shoe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:32 pm

I just received/installed Intel 7260NGW Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz A/B/G/N/AC Wireless-AC 802.11AC 867MBps 2x2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 NGFF M.2 E-Card , and it works fine...75% connection.
The Broadcom card was only 30% and sluggish.
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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:21 am

IS there a specific driver that I need to find and install? I am still having difficulty with the wireless dropping. I ran the script to turn off the energy saver. Is there something else, besides physically installing a new adapter? I am at a loss.

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by Pjotr » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:33 am

Try the rtlwifi_new driver from Larry Finger:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... r-edition-
(item 7, right column)
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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by majpooper » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:32 pm

Have the exact same wireless nic that you do - here is how I solved my connection issues

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cd Desktop
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
sudo dkms install rtlwifi-new/0.6
sudo cp -r rtlwifi_new/firmware/rtlwifi/ /lib/firmware/rtlwifi
echo "options rtl8188ee ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188ee.conf

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 pm

I've ran the script now to see if it works. I'll reboot and see how it goes. Thanks.

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by JeremyB » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:09 pm

You can skip the last command echo "options rtl8188ee ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188ee.conf as it likely does nothing. You can check modinfo -p rtl8188ee | grep ant_sel to see if that parameter actually exists for the rtl8188ee module. The ant_sel parameter is used with the rtl8723be and rtl8723de when in HP laptops as HP decided to only use one antenna wire on a wifi card made for 2 antennas

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:46 pm

Nothing seems to be working. Wifi works for a while then still craps out. I've tried all the scripts. i don't know what else to do. I think, perhaps, the wifi adapter is going out. The only solution is to buy and install another one. But this is an old laptop, I don't know if it will be worth it. What do you think?

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by Niketathakare88 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 am

Wireless is much more susceptible to interference, especially for high bandwidth application and those that use many connections (torrent clients). You can check for other nearby network signals that are causing a problem with INSSIDER, a free wireless signal analyzer.

Insure that you are using a channel that does not have other strong network signals (choosing from channels 1,6, and 11 the non-overlapping channels). Also, insure that you are using N only with WPA2 security and AES encryption. If there are no other wireless network signals detected you can try channel bonding (using a 40MHz wide channel instead of 20MHz).
Its a hardware and network problem.
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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:04 pm

All of this sounds interesting. I don't know how to change the channels on my router, it is a rental from my ISP. I guess I'd have to fiddle with it a little. As for the rest, I'll figure it out. I just know that I can run for hours with my wi-fi, now, then like last night, it just crapped out again.

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:14 am

Niketathakare88 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 am
Wireless is much more susceptible to interference, especially for high bandwidth application and those that use many connections (torrent clients).

Just a comment, Torrent clients don't work worth a damn with Satellite internet, actually much slower than a straight single connection download.

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by clerik007 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:23 am

No way to change the channels on my router, it is what it is. Wifi still craps out, have to use the ethernet cable. Any suggestions?

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Re: Wireless Adapter Craps out

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:54 am

My laptop's internal WiFi adapter card is a piece of useless junk

I just received this little repeater/LAN to Modem/ WiFi trick piece of gear.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JB ... 2__o00_s00

it is the Cat's Meow...

My original intent is to use it with my Verizon Mini Cell extender via the Internet at hotels or other places where Verizon does not have coverage.... like when I was camping in Colorado, and the RV park had WiFi....

Hook the laptop via the Cat5 port to the Dodo extender/repeater and set it up Manually for the password to the Internet signal. The included Manual is terrific!!!

Then you can use it as the laptop's internet access point ( which I am doing right now ),
or plug in my Verizon Mini Cell repeater.... voila!!! I have service to Verizon's network.

But, what I discovered by using it today, is that it has not once, dropped out...
Whereas my laptop's WiFi connection continually drops off, even though I have Power Control turned OFF.

This thing is cheap at $18.99
..... you might think about getting one?

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