Unstable wi-fi connection under Fedora 35


Recently I set up Fedora 35 on my laptop (HP 15s-fq2026ur) and since then I had troubles with wi-fi connection. Namely: internet is slow and the connection drops all the time and Fedora asks me whether I want to reconnect to wi-fi.

I tend to blame Fedora for this because when I had Windows 10 there were no problems with the connection. In addition, other devices - phone, iPad and roommate’s laptop (it’s under Windows) - normally connect to wi-fi.

Here is output of inxi -Fzx (I think it might be useful):

  Kernel: 5.16.16-200.fc35.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.37-10.fc35 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0
    Distro: Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15s-fq2xxx v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 87FE v: 57.19 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
    v: F.15 date: 09/15/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 29.3 Wh (71.6%) condition: 40.9/41.0 Wh (99.6%)
    volts: 12.6 min: 11.4 model: HP Primary status: Charging
  Info: quad core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Tiger Lake rev: 1 cache: L1: 320 KiB L2: 5 MiB L3: 8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 888 high: 1037 min/max: 400/4200 cores: 1: 916 2: 977
    3: 962 4: 611 5: 934 6: 807 7: 1037 8: 863 bogomips: 38707
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0
  Device-2: Quanta HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-3:2
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.8
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.16-200.fc35.x86_64 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8821ce v: N/A port: 3000
    bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-10:3
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
    address: <filter>
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
    v: 0.6 bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 25.56 GiB (5.4%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: MTFDHBA512QFD-1AX1AABHA
    size: 476.94 GiB temp: 42.9 C
  ID-1: / size: 475.68 GiB used: 25.18 GiB (5.3%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  ID-2: /boot size: 1014 MiB used: 296.5 MiB (29.2%) fs: xfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-3: /boot/efi size: 256 MiB used: 85.5 MiB (33.4%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.41 GiB used: 1.2 MiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
  Processes: 326 Uptime: 1h 24m Memory: 7.41 GiB used: 4.77 GiB (64.4%)
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.2.1 Packages: 7
  note: see --pkg Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 inxi: 3.3.13

I’ll appreciate any help and advice!

Welcome to ask.:fedora:edora @archibaldin0

Windows 10 is proprietary software as most of drivers too. Linux is not and also not gets distributed with proprietary software/drivers.
If you want to have it easy as your mates you have to stick to windows as they do. If you want to use opensource software you should #start-here

In the meantime you can check RTL8821CEin the search field. There are a lot of topics about this driver.

Also, on fedora, if you are not actively using the bluetooth then it is best to disable it. It seems bluetooth and wifi often use the same radio and can cause interference with each other. Disabling bluetooth has helped some with more stable wifi in those cases.

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Yeah! It really helped! But it is not a solution since I need to use bluetooth while using wi-fi.