Wireless connection gets lost regularly

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Wireless connection gets lost regularly

Post by BG04PF » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 am

Me too I have a similar problem... I Can surf the net Just for a while, because After It stops working and in the little memu down It says "Wireless Connection -- Not Avaible".
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Re: Wireless connection gets lost regularly

Post by Larry78723 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 am

Please post an inxi -Fxz report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint sees it.

Here is how to generate the report and post it:

Boot from your installation media (USB/DVD)
Open a terminal window (Ctrl-Alt-t). Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chopped lines. Execute the command

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 inxi -Fxzd 
exactly as it has been typed here.

Mark the complete text output which the command will display with your mouse.
Press the keyboard shortcut <Shift><Ctrl>C to copy the marked text into the clipboard.
Enclose the results between the code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply then paste <Ctrl>V them in your reply between the code markers.

The results will help us to help you.

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Re: Wireless connection gets lost regularly

Post by BG04PF » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 am

ok, this is the result:

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System:
  Host: bg04pf Kernel: 5.2.0-050200-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 9.1.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: RC530/RC730 v: 04WD serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RC530/RC730 v: 04WD serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: 04WD.M011.20111114.PSA date: 11/14/2011 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 24.0 Wh condition: 25.5/57.7 Wh (44%) 
  model: SAMSUNG Electronics status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2450M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19955 
  Speed: 888 MHz min/max: 800/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 856 2: 798 3: 798 
  4: 801 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Samsung Co driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] vendor: Samsung Co driver: N/A 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Samsung Co driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.0-050200-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: d000 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Samsung Co driver: r8169 v: kernel port: b000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: enp0s29u1u5 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 26.13 GiB (5.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST9500325AS size: 465.76 GiB temp: 24 C 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: TSSTcorp model: CDDVDW SN-208BB rev: SC00 
  dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 456.96 GiB used: 26.13 GiB (5.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 205 Uptime: 5m Memory: 3.76 GiB used: 952.1 MiB (24.7%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32 

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Re: Wireless connection gets lost regularly

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:23 am

I had similar happen and even though my ethernet was NOT the wifi, it took a change to the ethernet driver for my wifi to work without doing same as yours. I replaced the r8169 driver with the older r8168 driver and all with both then worked OK.

I used

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r8168-dkms
to change it.

https://www.howtoinstall.co/en/ubuntu/xenial/r8168-dkms
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