I have just started to Linux out of curiosity and I am a very inexperienced user. My first step was to install Debian with all its different desktop environments. I played around with those for some days and decided I liked Gnome the most. After learning more about Fedora’s Gnome experience and the ways updates are handled I replaced Debian.
Unfortunately there are some issues I can’t get fixed. Most importantly the (not connecting) wifi, which has worked perfectly on Debian - it just took the firmware from a USB stick while performing the network install and has worked flawlessly from there.
On Fedora things went a little different. While the network adaptor was recognized right away, it did not connect reliably after selecting the 5G network. It does not connect on startup, sometimes when I “forget” the network and reconnect it works (but like every fifth try).
I have tried the following steps:
update-crypto-policies --set DEFAULT:FEDORA32 - no effect
update-crypto-policies --set LEGACY - no effect
seemed to fix it for a brief moment, but the effect was gone after the next reboot.
Do you have any ideas what else I could do to fix the issue? I really like Fedora so far and would like to keep using it.
If after using above configuration everything work fine, maybe you could start with adding it in a proper way inside /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/mycustom.conf then systemctl restart NetworkManager.service.
Not sure it will solve your problem, but by putting the config inside /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/ directory, it’s to make sure the config will overwrite everything related with NetworkManager.
Those mac address things make me remember some options on Gnome Settings > wifi. Click on gear icon of your current connection, then on tab identity we can fill everything there manually instead leave it blank. Not sure if it related.
hi i had same issue.
try adding DNS info manually, this worked for me on Fedora 35.
link to post here.
or you can try adding DNS info graphically by Settings->Wi-Fi and click Gear Icon on your WiFi name → Ipv4 and disable automatic DNS option.
enter the manual DNS as suggested in above post.
My understanding there some hardware power saving that currently controlled by your laptop BIOS and kernel don’t have control on that. Maybe you could check your BIOS are there any hardware configuration that controlled by BIOS (power management?) and maybe you could try to disable it or if there any, set it something like leave to OS to control.
A year ago I investigated wireless connection problems with “Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300”. Reproducable problem with Microsoft Windows (7 and 10) and GNU/Linux (Fedora 32) with wireless network operating in mixed mode (N and some other, cannot remember). Sometimes connection worked, sometimes not. When connected transfer speed was bad.
As far as I remember Intel acknowledged the problem several years ago in an errata and said it will not fix the driver, because that card is out of support. Solution for me: switch to “Intel WiFi Link 5100” WLAN card.