New to the forum here, not really new to Fedora. However, I do need some help. This week, some update came through and has caused my wifi/ethernet to become unusable. I get a message saying no card installed. I checked by running from liveusb, and my network card is detected and works. I plugged in a usb wifi dongle, and F31 recognizes it, however it refuses to let me connect to my home wifi. It just keeps asking for the password for the wifi.
I wiped my drive and reinstalled F31, and everything works fine until I run a DNF update from the command line. It updates 1300 packages. I reboot, and boom, Im back in the same situation.
I havent a clue to what is causing this. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks a million
Ethernet is a realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 PCI Express gigabet ethernet controller
wifi is Intel 3168ngw (stone peak)
Old, but… An workaround, in case it is a Network Manager’s bug: “I went into the Network Manager applet and selected this network, and then the Security tab. To my surprise, there was no password stored on this tab. I entered the password here, saved and closed the network details, and went in to edit them again; the password was still saved. And now I can connect to that network with no problems.”
wicd didnt work. The lspci -v shows both my ehternet and wifi controller. However bother controllers say access denied under capabilities, and it says kernel driver in use with the name of the driver on ethernet as r8169 and wifi driver iwlwifi.
Well I tried the nm-connection-editor mentioned in another post, did a submask calculator on my other computer, and yet it still doesnt work. So, who knows. Unfortunately, Im not a networking guru. From what I was reading this has been an issue in F31 since its testing phase.
There was some change maded in Kernel’s source code. This change possibly breaks the cards governed by iwlwifi driver. The post linked above contains the link to the patch file that reverts this change.
@dec’ve had downloaded the sources, applied the patch, compiled the Kernel , and posted that their WiFi is working now.
I think I ran into the same issue a few days ago. I login, and can sometimes use the wifi for a few seconds to minutes before it dies. When it dies, everything hangs for a second or two. Here’s the relevant bit of lspci -k:
Thanks. Never knew that. But I was unsure what package updated caused the wifi issue. I assume it could have been the kernel. But Im not 100% sure.
I actually dont mind wiping the drive and starting over. I dont really keep much on it anyway. Its just a home desktop to screw around on when Im bored.