Since I bought a new laptop, during already two years, I have endless problems with WiFi on my laptop (Lenovo Y50-70) on Ubuntu (16.04, 18.04).
Firstly, it always disconnects from connections, such as eduroam or any other enterprise connections. I tried maaany things to solve it, but none of them worked:
- Change IPv6 to Ignore/Disable
- Installing/reinstalling wifi drivers (I have broadcom wifi card)
- Connecting to the specific access point (iwlist scan and choosing the best connection according to the signal strength)
- Adding b43 to blacklist
- Disabling Secure Boot
- Using Wicd Network Manager
- And many many other things found in stackoverflow or elsewhere...
My WiFI card details:
08:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03) Subsystem: Lenovo BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [17aa:0623] Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17 Region 0: Memory at d1600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K] Region 2: Memory at d1400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: wl Kernel modules: bcma, wl
Now, I was trying to play with drivers etc... And endup with a biger problem. Now, when I connect to the eduroam I can use it for 5-10 minutes after it disconnects and never connects back, also all wifi connections disappears. In the syslog, on disconnect I caught this error: https://pastebin.com/FxP7PmPn To connect again I need to unbind and bind again wl driver:
sudo rmmod wl sudo modprobe wl
Maybe someone can explain why it happens to me? Is it possible to fix? I really tired of that for 2 years...
- Laptop: Lenovo Y50-70
- OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- I have dual boot with Windows 10
I installed wifi drivers using command:
apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
If you need more details - let me know.
Also this (output from command
rfkill list all):
2: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 4: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 11: phy3: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 12: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Thank you for any kind of help.
UPDATE: I bought TP-Link (TL-WN725N) wifi usb adapter and tried to use it with eduroam networks. I can confirm that the problem is still the same - it disconnects after some time and it's very difficult to connect again. I need to restart network-manager several times or unload and load r8188eu module. Of course, there are no errors in the syslog which I posted above, but still...
broadcom-sta-dkmsdriver. Uninstall all other broadcom drivers first. Report back to @heynnema
apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkmsAlthough the crash is gone from syslog, but I still have the same problem and I always see this error: cfg80211_inform_bss_frame error
sudo debsums -s. Report back to @heynnema
Software Updatesthat update the kernel. Did you do debsums yet?