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rfd
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hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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was working fine yesterday, today it doesn't recognize the router wifi. lan wired connection is fine, 2 other windows machines work with wifi ok. loaded mint 17.3 and 17.0, same thing, wifi not recognized, lan works fine.

System: Host: rob-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13 (Gtk 2.24.23) Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC version: 0972110002405F10000620180
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 227E version: 77.25 Bios: Insyde version: F.11 date: 08/07/2014
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-4510U CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10375.5
Clock Speeds: 1: 1999.562 MHz 2: 2445.320 MHz 3: 2000.070 MHz 4: 2000.476 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-38-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8188ee port: 4000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 812.1GB (10.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST750LM022_HN size: 750.2GB
2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Patriot_Memory size: 61.9GB
Partition: ID: / size: 682G used: 25G (4%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.37GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 202 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 921.6/5899.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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Here's a dumb thought (I have an HP Pavilion laptop as well). There's a manual slider switch on the bottom of the laptop that turns wireless on and off. I've mistakenly tripped that more than once, first time it happened took me most of a day to figure it out. :)
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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rfkill list all; ifconfig
with the ethernet cable unplugged and post the results
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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chipps wrote:Here's a dumb thought (I have an HP Pavilion laptop as well). There's a manual slider switch on the bottom of the laptop that turns wireless on and off. I've mistakenly tripped that more than once, first time it happened took me most of a day to figure it out. :)
knew to look for that, none such on this hp.
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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JeremyB wrote:Post

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rfkill list all; ifconfig
with the ethernet cable unplugged and post the results
rfkill list all; ifconfig
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 8c:dc:d4:86:b0:9f
inet6 addr: fe80::8edc:d4ff:fe86:b09f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:68729 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:56284 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:62798135 (62.7 MB) TX bytes:8732635 (8.7 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:6657 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6657 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1728326 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:1728326 (1.7 MB)
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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Hard Block means disabled by hardware switch but it could be the result of a module loaded by mistake, post

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lsmod
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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JeremyB wrote:Hard Block means disabled by hardware switch but it could be the result of a module loaded by mistake, post

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lsmod
lsmod
Module Size Used by
ctr 13049 0
ccm 17773 0
rfcomm 69509 0
bnep 19624 2
bluetooth 446409 10 bnep,rfcomm
6lowpan_iphc 18702 1 bluetooth
binfmt_misc 17468 1
nls_iso8859_1 12713 4
uvcvideo 81073 0
videobuf2_vmalloc 13216 1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops 13362 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_core 59104 1 uvcvideo
v4l2_common 15681 1 videobuf2_core
videodev 153793 3 uvcvideo,v4l2_common,videobuf2_core
media 21903 2 uvcvideo,videodev
hp_wmi 14109 0
sparse_keymap 13948 1 hp_wmi
arc4 12608 2
dm_multipath 22843 0
scsi_dh 14882 1 dm_multipath
intel_rapl 18783 0
x86_pkg_temp_thermal 14205 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 47548 1
intel_powerclamp 18823 0
coretemp 13441 0
kvm 452088 0
crct10dif_pclmul 14307 0
crc32_pclmul 13133 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 77467 1
snd_hda_codec_generic 69011 1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
ghash_clmulni_intel 13230 0
aesni_intel 152552 0
aes_x86_64 17131 1 aesni_intel
lrw 13286 1 aesni_intel
gf128mul 14951 1 lrw
snd_hda_intel 30469 5
glue_helper 13990 1 aesni_intel
ablk_helper 13597 1 aesni_intel
snd_hda_controller 30228 1 snd_hda_intel
cryptd 20359 3 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel,ablk_helper
snd_hda_codec 139682 5 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_hwdep 17698 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 104112 4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
joydev 17393 0
serio_raw 13483 0
snd_seq_midi 13564 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 30876 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 63074 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer 29562 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
rtl8188ee 85387 0
lpc_ich 21093 0
rtl_pci 26690 1 rtl8188ee
rtlwifi 64255 2 rtl_pci,rtl8188ee
snd 79468 21 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
mac80211 652777 3 rtl_pci,rtlwifi,rtl8188ee
hp_accel 26034 0
lis3lv02d 20156 1 hp_accel
input_polldev 14607 1 lis3lv02d
rtsx_pci_ms 18168 0
hp_wireless 12637 0
memstick 16966 1 rtsx_pci_ms
intel_smartconnect 12637 0
mac_hid 13227 0
cfg80211 494362 2 mac80211,rtlwifi
mei_me 19696 0
mei 87875 1 mei_me
shpchp 37047 0
soundcore 15047 2 snd,snd_hda_codec
parport_pc 32741 0
ppdev 17671 0
lp 17759 0
parport 42348 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
dm_mirror 22135 0
dm_region_hash 20862 1 dm_mirror
dm_log 18411 2 dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
mmc_block 36056 3
hid_logitech_dj 18469 0
usbhid 52616 0
hid 110426 3 usbhid,hid_logitech_dj
uas 23159 0
usb_storage 66545 2 uas
rtsx_pci_sdmmc 23043 0
i915 906113 7
psmouse 106610 0
ahci 34062 3
r8169 71694 0
i2c_algo_bit 13413 1 i915
libahci 32424 1 ahci
mii 13934 1 r8169
drm_kms_helper 61574 1 i915
rtsx_pci 46259 2 rtsx_pci_ms,rtsx_pci_sdmmc
drm 311018 6 i915,drm_kms_helper
wmi 19193 1 hp_wmi
video 20128 1 i915
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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See if going into BIOS and reset to defaults works, nothing out of the ordinary in lsmod results
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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JeremyB wrote:See if going into BIOS and reset to defaults works, nothing out of the ordinary in lsmod results
no dice on the bios default reset.

this machine has been unexpectedly dropping wifi carrier over the last few months. perhaps the wan board is fried.
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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viewtopic.php?f=53&t=219013#p1147832

If it doesn't work, nothing will. But HP's lately have a reputation for making wifi chip replacement a nightmare
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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JeremyB wrote:viewtopic.php?f=53&t=219013#p1147832

If it doesn't work, nothing will. But HP's lately have a reputation for making wifi chip replacement a nightmare
good scoop, thanx for sharing. i have a new machine coming and when she's set up i'll pull apart the hp and see about doing a wifi card swap.

thanx & cheers.

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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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no wifi for three days and this morning the machine locks up, requiring a battery pull to cold reboot and ... now the wifi works. geez. :roll:
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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rfd wrote:no wifi for three days and this morning the machine locks up, requiring a battery pull to cold reboot and ... now the wifi works. geez. :roll:
I knew that worked with some Toshiba laptops, never heard of it working on anything else
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Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

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JeremyB wrote:
rfd wrote:no wifi for three days and this morning the machine locks up, requiring a battery pull to cold reboot and ... now the wifi works. geez. :roll:
I knew that worked with some Toshiba laptops, never heard of it working on anything else
ah, the mysteries of life, and wonders will never cease, will they?.

for the last 5+ hours this hp's wifi is running better than ever, a strong 5x5 signal and no drop outs. go figure.

maybe i need to buy a lottery ticket.

still feel getting another machine is good insurance. :lol: 8)
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