I have noticed commonly that when I restart the system after the usual OS update, there’s no Wi-Fi connection. There’s no option for it in settings, either. In order to get it back, I have to restart the system again, and sometimes I have to reboot into Windows and then boot back into Fedora for it to work. It gets frustrating to do that almost every time. What might be the case? This also happened a few times in Ubuntu Impish Indri, not just F35. Oh, and also an important thing to mention - yesterday when booting up to Windows, Wi-Fi adapter couldn’t find any networks, but it was there - disabling and re-enabling fixed that, so this problem might be linked with Windows too, or it may have been a separate problem.
OS: Fedora Linux 35 (Workstation Editi
Host: ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506QM_FA50
DE: GNOME 41.4
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Gra
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile /
GPU: AMD ATI 06:00.0 Cezanne
Memory: 2270MiB / 15451MiB
description: Wireless interface
product: MT7921 802.11ax PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: MEDIATEK Corp.
Have you tried with other wifi cards.
Like some intel one if not try it if you have in hand.
I’m on a laptop, buying an external Wi-Fi card would be very inconvenient.
I didn’t said external i am talking about internal
In my case i have intel ax201
And it is a good card. If you haveva scope you can try because most intel cards are better thn rest of others and better supported in linux bsd and windows.
If you are also noticing strange things in windows with the same hardware then it seems to be something hardware related (the wifi card) or network related (possibly the AP/router)
Have you tried doing a full power cycle on the AP/router to see if that may be the issue. I have at times noticed that unplugging the router then plugging it back in sometimes fixes network issues that otherwise are hard to fix.
I did a quick search and it seems like these complaints for this model laptop in specific are pretty common on Windows too, so the idea of swapping out the wifi card might indeed be the best option. I’ve done this before on laptops and it varies in difficulty depending on the specific laptop design.
I found a YouTube tutorial for the process (it starts with a bunch about irrelevant-for-us Windows stuff, so I’ve skipped to the relevant part at 3:49):
From that, I’d estimate the difficultly as: piece of cake if you do PC hardware stuff all the time, but kind of risky if you’ve never opened a computer before or feel intimidated doing so. It’s very possible even for a newbie, but the antenna wires are finicky and you’re working in a cramped space.
Also, the cost should be under $50 — maybe even half that. That’s not a terrible price to get a lot more out of a laptop.
As i have told you if you can try to chnage the card with a intel one and see if the problem resolves if it solves then just change the card as said in the first comment. But better to test first i think.