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[SOLVED] Wifi stopped working

Post by INOV8TN » Sat May 11, 2019 1:24 am

I have an hp pavilion D1000 and wireless quit after an update.

I have a NETGEAR WNA3100 USB dongle that I'd like to install so I can get some help sorting out the internal wireless and return the dongle to it's rightful place.

It powers up and the system (mint 19) can find it.

Hope this is right path.

Thanks
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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by Pjotr » Sat May 11, 2019 4:26 am

Try this:
In the Grub bootloader menu, select the advanced options and boot from an older kernel.
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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by INOV8TN » Tue May 14, 2019 7:55 pm

Kicking myself fir not thinking of grub.

Went back gently then ultimately back to 18.3

Network still not working

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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by Pjotr » Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 am

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Do the same with the following four commands:

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rfkill list all

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iwconfig

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lsusb

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lspci
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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by INOV8TN » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi and thanks for responding.

Apologies for not promptly responding to you.

This same issue started with an hp DV1000 but in attempting a DIY fix on it by following a prescription based on the Wireless Card manufacturer on another website I pretty much trashed the OS. It's cycling thru a logon sequence.

I expect booting from an image on a CD might be the answer there and more appropriate to a different forum.

If you will indulge me I've answered your request on this laptop (Sony E Series that started life as a Windows 7 machine) and stopped working after I upgraded to 19.1.

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[b]wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ inxi -Fxz[/b]

System:    Host: wl-VPCEE25FX Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu2) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Sony product: VPCEE25FX v: C1047XPW serial: N/A
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO serial: N/A BIOS: Insyde v: R0200Z5 date: 12/09/2010
Battery    BAT1: charge: 41.3 Wh 99.9% condition: 41.3/42.2 Wh (98%) model: Sony VGP-BPS22 status: Full
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon II P320 (-MCP-) arch: K10 rev.3 cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 8378
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1500 MHz 2: 2100 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RS880 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-47-generic, LLVM 7.0.0)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-47-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 6000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: wlp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (26.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM321HI size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 118G used: 28G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.1C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 175 Uptime: 1:27 Memory: 1787.0/3688.8MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ 

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[b]wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ rfkill list all[/b]
0: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ clear

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[b]wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ iwconfig[/b]
lo        no wireless extensions.

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

wlp9s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ 

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[b]wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ lsusb[/b]
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:0186 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0408:03f5 Quanta Computer, Inc. 
Bus 002 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 001 Device 002: ID ffff:5678  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ 

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[b]wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ lspci[/b]
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Sony Corporation Device 9602
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 41)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller (rev 40)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250]
01:05.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
09:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
wl@wl-VPCEE25FX:~$ 

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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:46 am

Hard blocked.... Does your laptop have a physical switch for your WiFi? If so, check its state. If not: try the Fn key combination for enabling/disabling WiFi (airplane mode).
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Resolved - Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by INOV8TN » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:10 pm

After I tried <Fn> with all <F*> and a few <A/N> I looked for and found the cleverly hidden 'Wireless' switch.

WiFi back on.
All is well.
Thanks so much!
Lesson learned.
:D

When I tried to attach an unrequested but possibly informational pix of said switch I started with an original 20MB image and received a "File too large" message.

I Gave up after cutting down the area and the resolution/quality to less than 1MB.

Just how small does an image (jpg of course) have to be to be accepted?

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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:29 pm

Good to hear that it's solved. :)

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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by INOV8TN » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:17 pm

OK. Thanks. I'll write that down.

Thanks again for your help. :D

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Re: Wifi stopped working

Post by JeremyB » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:20 pm

Older Sony Vaio had a switch on the front left of the keyboard if I remember correctly

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