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My laptop will only occasionally connect to WiFi

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by chelsvix, Oct 4, 2018.

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  1. chelsvix

    chelsvix Thread Starter

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    This is a really frustrating issue. I have a ThinkPad Edge running on some version of Linux (not too sure which). Someone please help me asap
     
  2. arochester

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    I have a Thinkpad that cuts out occasionally.

    To find out what version of Linux you are using try this command in a Terminal
    Code:
    lsb_release -a
    Two commands that are handy, the first to tell you if you are blocked
    Code:
    sudo rfkill list
    
    and the second stops any block
    Code:
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    
    What program are you using to connect to the Internet?
     
  3. Miqw7394

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    I may be completely wrong here, but.....don't Thinkpads have a physical 'on/off' switch for the wifi?

    (Not something I've ever had to deal with, myself - I've mainly used a succession of Dells for Linux, and Dell don't use this system - but I'm certain I've read this particular tidbit in more than one forum over the years.)


    Mike. ;)
     
  4. tecknurd

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    On my notebook back in 2007, I had this happen and even checking rfkill. Some cases you may need to change the options for the wifi module. I suggest posting lspci -k. Not all notebooks have a physical switch for the wifi to turn it on and off. The following is a good wiki on Linux wifi even though it's not for your distribution.
    Code:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless_network_configuration
    
    Please read through and investigate what the wiki saids before doing what the wiki saids. I have used Arch Linux wiki when I was using Gentoo.
     
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