Fedora 35 freezes once I enabled the WIFI

Hello. I have tried almost every flavor if Fedora 35 (gnome, KDE, XFCE and cinnamon) and all have one thing in common. Once I enabled the WIFI the old system freezes. That’s happens when running live, during install or after install.

I tired whatever I know to fix it but without luck. So far I am using KDE neon right now, and I wish this issue will be resolved so I can finally start using Fedora.

Note: I will share whatever information is needed as long as it will fix my issue and I can start using fedora. If anyone can give me the command to list all the devices specs for the laptop.

ahmed@ahmed-hplaptop15da2xxx:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9b61]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9bca] (rev 04)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem [8086:1903]
00:08.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/v6 / E3-1500 v5 / 6th/7th/8th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model [8086:1911]
00:12.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake Thermal Subsytem [8086:02f9]
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02ed]
00:14.2 RAM memory [0500]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02ef]
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake Management Engine Interface [8086:02e0]
00:17.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] [8086:282a]
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02bc] (rev f0)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02b0] (rev f0)
00:1d.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02b1] (rev f0)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0284]
00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02c8]
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02a3]
00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake SPI (flash) Controller [8086:02a4]
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce MX110] [10de:174e] (rev a2)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:c821]

Please help me and thank you.

Welcome to ask.:fedora:edora @katana85
Please take time to read #start-here

Please make in terminal rfkill and post the output as </> Preformatted text here.

In the meantime search for RTL8821CE to see if you find a other hint.

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I did a quick search and it seams that some one in github have the drivers for WIFI

GitHub - tomaspinho/rtl8821ce

I am just wondering how can I test it and not screw the current setup. Is it possible to run this when running fedora live?

Can you please check if your Network-card is not hard blocked!

Is your system not screwed already ?


I will post for rfkill command

Just wondering if the drivers will be supported for an updated kernel?

Out of curiosity. Should it work if I used like a USB WIFI adapter? I will just need to disable the build in WIFI and use from the USB instead.

I can’t tell you because i don’t use this adapter. You have to try.

If you buy the right one yes. If you buy the wrong one you have to play with drivers too.

OK. I will try to install Fedora 35 and install the drivers after.

But as a backup plan if what mentioned above didn’t work. I will get a Linux supported USB WiFi dongle, regardless the built in WiFi is slow compared for buying from a good brand for cheap that can give twice the speed. (Build in WiFi 433 Mbps and WiFi dongle is about 867 Mbps).

I am just wondering How can I disable the build in WiFi and use the USB WiFi dongle by default? so I don’t enable the build in one and freezes the system.