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Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:44 am
by pedroi
Ok, now it's given me
https://termbin.com/a5is

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:48 pm
by JeremyB
See if disabling UFW helps

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:43 am
by pedroi
JeremyB - I was using it most of yesterday, it was late evening when it started to lose wifi intermittently.
This morning it was still intermittent so I turned the firewall off, but made no difference. What do you suggest?

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:13 pm
by JeremyB
post results from terminal for

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dmesg | egrep -i 'ath|firmware'
You could also try disabling IPv6 in Network Manager settings

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:41 pm
by pedroi
pedro@pedro-Inspiron:~$ dmesg | egrep -i 'ath|firmware'
[ 0.072203] ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 0.094786] acpi PNP0A08:00: [Firmware Info]: MMCONFIG for domain 0000 [bus 00-3f] only partially covers this bridge
[ 1.620056] [drm] Found VCN firmware Version: 1.73 Family ID: 18
[ 1.620068] [drm] PSP loading VCN firmware
[ 2.003914] psmouse serio1: elantech: assuming hardware version 4 (with firmware version 0x4f1001)
[ 3.482177] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: pci irq msi oper_irq_mode 2 irq_mode 0 reset_mode 0
[ 3.654338] Bluetooth: hci0: QCA: patch rome 0x302 build 0x3e8, firmware rome 0x302 build 0x111
[ 3.779252] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: qca9377 hw1.1 target 0x05020001 chip_id 0x003821ff sub 1028:1810
[ 3.779255] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: kconfig debug 0 debugfs 1 tracing 1 dfs 0 testmode 0
[ 3.779871] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: firmware ver WLAN.TF.2.1-00021-QCARMSWP-1 api 6 features wowlan,ignore-otp crc32 42e41877
[ 3.844869] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: board_file api 2 bmi_id N/A crc32 8aedfa4a
[ 4.457663] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
[ 4.460505] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
[ 4.461153] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: htt-ver 3.56 wmi-op 4 htt-op 3 cal otp max-sta 32 raw 0 hwcrypto 1
[ 4.545206] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x6c
[ 4.545208] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
[ 4.545209] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
[ 4.545210] ath: Regpair used: 0x6c
[ 4.551269] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0 wlp3s0: renamed from wlan0
[ 5.351408] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
[ 5.354258] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
[ 10.383891] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 10.383893] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 10.383894] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 10.383895] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 10.383897] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 10.383909] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 10.383910] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 701.514853] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 701.514854] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 701.514855] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 701.514856] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 701.514857] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 701.514858] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 701.514859] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 856.952669] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 856.952670] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 856.952671] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 856.952672] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 856.952672] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 856.952673] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 856.952674] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 3400.705311] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 3400.705313] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 3400.705315] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 3400.705316] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 3400.705318] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 3400.705319] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 3400.705320] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 4596.827137] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 4596.827139] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 4596.827140] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 4596.827142] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 4596.827143] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 4596.827144] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 4596.827146] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 5237.063709] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 5237.063711] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 5237.063713] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 5237.063714] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 5237.063716] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 5237.063717] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 5237.063719] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 7084.530772] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 7084.530773] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 7084.530775] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 7084.530776] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 7084.530778] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 7084.530779] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 7084.530780] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 8483.067156] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 8483.067157] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 8483.067158] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 8483.067160] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 8483.067161] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 8483.067162] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 8483.067163] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[ 9890.122465] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[ 9890.122466] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[ 9890.122467] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[ 9890.122468] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[ 9890.122469] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[ 9890.122470] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[ 9890.122472] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[11669.256199] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[11669.256200] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[11669.256202] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[11669.256203] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[11669.256205] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[11669.256205] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[11669.256207] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[14064.785664] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[14064.785666] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[14064.785668] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[14064.785669] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[14064.785671] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[14064.785672] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[14064.785673] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[14650.822809] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
[14650.825652] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
[14653.000781] Bluetooth: hci0: QCA: patch rome 0x302 build 0x3e8, firmware rome 0x302 build 0x111
[14654.169555] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
[14654.172399] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
[14659.206227] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[14659.206228] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[14659.206230] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[14659.206232] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[14659.206233] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[14659.206234] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[14659.206236] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element
[16328.962906] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
[16328.965741] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
[16330.241569] Bluetooth: hci0: QCA: patch rome 0x302 build 0x3e8, firmware rome 0x302 build 0x111
[16331.397545] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 118809
[16331.400395] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: Unknown eventid: 90118
[16336.445441] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x833a
[16336.445442] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code
[16336.445444] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[16336.445445] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x37
[16336.445446] ath: Country alpha2 being used: GB
[16336.445447] ath: Regpair used: 0x37
[16336.445449] ath: regdomain 0x833a dynamically updated by country element

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:51 pm
by pedroi
Disable IPv6? This is going places I haven't been before
... I've found some ip6 in 'Network Settings' with a button to delete. Full list is...
local host
pedro-Inspiron
ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
ip6-localnet
ip6mcastprefix
ip6-allnodes
ip6-allrouters
Are you suggesting I delete one or more of these?

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:52 pm
by JeremyB
There are IPv6 setting in Network Manager for your wifi connection, just set to ignore or off

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:11 pm
by pedroi
I haven't got a Network Manager, only 'Network' under Admin which shows the Hosts I listed in the last post,
then under Internet and Network there is 'Network Connections' and 'Network Proxy',
I've just noticed in 'Network Connections' if I click on a network I can then click on a gear icon taking me to 'Editing [wifi Id]'
If I do this after selecting my wifi id, there's a tab 'IPv6 Settings'. At the top this has 'Method': 'Automatic' which can be set to 'Ignore'.
I'll do this and see how it goes tomorrow. Thanks for persisting with this!

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:22 am
by pedroi
Still happening... any ideas where to go next, or whether to install W10 and try it? Thanks

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:45 pm
by JeremyB
Are there any updates available for the router?

You might also try

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cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/
sudo mv firmware-6.bin firmware-6.bak
Reboot and see if the older firmware does better, if not then

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cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1.0/
sudo mv firmware-6.bak firmware-6.bin

Re: intermittent wifi

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 am
by pedroi
Thanks, I couldn't see anyway of updating the router, it's a Virgin SuperHub and I think they may do the updating.
I've been using the laptop on and off today so here's hoping, will be busy next few days but will post again perhaps next week.

Re: intermittent wifi [SOLVED]

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 pm
by pedroi
JeremyB - Wonderful! No losses of internet since changing to the older firmware last Friday, using the code you gave me from two posts back. Really grateful for you guys and this forum. I could have spent a lot of time getting nowhere on my own and disappointed not to be able to use MInt. So many thanks!!!

Now, an update just arrived on the Update Manager ... for firmware used by Linux kernel drivers - do I install this?!
I guess I could try it and if it doesn't work use the code you gave me to go back to the older again.
Any advice on this?

And I'm thinking I'll reverse some of the other changes
- IPv6 settings back to automatic
- I've already turned UFW back on
- hub security back to WPA Auto
- wifi power management I don't know how to turn back on and websites say it doesn't make much difference.
Your advice on doing any of the following would be appreciated.