My wifi connection keeps disconnecting frequently (say once in a couple of minutes) sometimes it gets back and sometimes I need to activate and deactivate aeroplane mode. I tried to change my network provider to make sure it is this laptop problem and not the internet I use. The same happened with ADSL connection, android hotspot, and TD LTE modem. Really annoying. Some info: output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2:

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0032] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [11ad:6628]
    Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    Kernel modules: ath9k

and out put of grep wlan /var/log/kern.log:

Apr 17 21:26:24 mb-X202E kernel: [   18.970719] ath9k 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
Apr 17 23:49:29 mb-X202E kernel: [   19.312256] ath9k 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
Apr 18 00:30:25 mb-X202E kernel: [   18.915112] ath9k 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
Apr 18 12:26:07 mb-X202E kernel: [   21.278385] ath9k 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
Apr 18 22:21:55 mb-X202E kernel: [   19.425881] ath9k 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
Apr 21 19:56:26 mb-X202E kernel: [   18.985724] ath9k 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0

Ubuntu 22.04

Gnome 42

Asus X202E

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    Did you try these solutions? askubuntu.com/questions/1353705/…
    – chili555
    Apr 22, 2022 at 14:43
  • @chili555 thank you very much. looks like disabling the power saving works, at least for the recent couple of minutes. I need to wait a little more and see. By the way, when I have set power mode to balanced in power settings, why there must be a power saving setting like that enabled? Apr 22, 2022 at 14:54
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    I haven't any ideas as to the balanced power settings. I recommend that you implement all of the other solutions in my post, as well.
    – chili555
    Apr 22, 2022 at 15:42
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    Please check my troubleshooting steps here: askubuntu.com/questions/1353705/…
    – chili555
    May 1, 2022 at 13:30

9 Answers 9



sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf

And change wifi.powersave to 2

  • I had a similar issue with a HP EliteBook 850 G3 with Intel Corporation Wireless 8260. This trick works and avoids messing around with custom kernels. Apr 1 at 4:57

I tried most of the answers above, some of them worked but the problem started again after a couple of hours. Finally I installed a fresh Ubuntu and get rid of the disconnection syndrome but the same thing started to happen the day before yesterday.

At last my searches led to a bug with the 5.15 kernel and I found that there are many people facing the same problem with 5.15 and 5.16 kernels. I just updated to the latest kernel (5.17.7) and it has solved the problem for two days now.

I tried this solution to update to the latest kernel

  • I can confirm this has also resolved my wifi issues. Upgraded the kernel to 6.1.11-060111-generic from 5.15.* Feb 10 at 8:31

Had the same bug (same wifi chipset, but in an old Toshiba) after installing Ubuntu 22.04.

Appears to be a bug in the 5.15 kernel, and solved by installing the 5.17 kernel.

I did the following :

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17.5/amd64/linux-headers-5.17.5-051705_5.17.5-051705.202204271406_all.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17.5/amd64/linux-headers-5.17.5-051705-generic_5.17.5-051705.202204271406_amd64.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17.5/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.17.5-051705-generic_5.17.5-051705.202204271406_amd64.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17.5/amd64/linux-modules-5.17.5-051705-generic_5.17.5-051705.202204271406_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i linux*.deb

Then I rebooted, and wifi works fine now.


i had an old machine with (linux ubuntu lts 22.04) internel wifi hardware named intel corporation centrino wireless-n 1000 condor peak. i had tried all methods, installing differnt kernels, but nothing worked me. after rigorous research i found this thread https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2274336. Steps to follow

  1. Go to wifi settings
  2. Go to ipv6 tab
  3. Disable

My wifi is much much faster, Full speed and No slow browsing reply and give a thumbs up, if this works for you

  • Thank you! This one worked for me with 24 hrs+ uptime and no notifications.
    – Yimin Rong
    Jul 3 at 15:20

Similar behavior, wifi keeps disconnecting and malfunction

my hardware : laptop Asus N751JK Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: AzureWave AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter

I was runing Ubuntu 20.10, 21.04 up to Ubuntu 21.10 with Kernel 5.13.0 without any problem. I migrated to Ubuntu 22.04 which installs Kernel 5.15 then the problems started. I upgraded and tested unsuccessfully the following Kernels : 5.15.28, 5.15.36, 5.16.14, 5.16.20, 5.17.4, 5.17.5

I disabled the power save as explained without improvement in any of the Kernels tested. Also the "intel_iommu=off" mentioned at https://groups.google.com/g/linux.debian.kernel/c/RFpPIp0cncA/m/v9ELDxLICgAJ Bug#994590 didn't help.

I downgraded and currently running without any problem using the Kernel 5.13.19-051319-generic.

There is no problem in my airpoint (router) nor my internet access, I have other different computers and devices working correctly on wifi. In addition the N751JK works correctly when using the Ethernet adapter for the physical cable.

more on this https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215703





So I tried all of the solutions listed here, however, what worked me was upgrading the Kernel to 5.17.14-051714-generic. It's been working for about 30 minutes. I will update this thread is the issue persists. Fingers crossed!

My specs: Clean install Ubuntu 22.04.1 with Intel Wireless PCI-e card.

Good Luck!


Using the solution mentioned in @chili555 comment, I tried disabling Power saving and it worked sofar (at least for the recent 20 minutes which is a record):

sudo sed -i 's/3/2/' /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/*

P.S: By the way, when I have set power mode to balanced in power settings, why there must be a power saving setting like that enabled?


Probably not a solution, but helped me.

  • Being on Ubuntu 22.04/DELL Precision 5540/Wireless-AC 9260
  • after multiple upgrades and downgrades
  • trying kernels5.0.0-23, 5.13.19-051319, 5.15.0-47, 5.19.5-051905

i became desperate and started writing a re-connecting script, following How to connect and disconnect to a network manually in terminal?

But as soon as i tried the first command to connect from terminal:

$ nmcli device wifi connect MY_SSID password "MY_PW"

The connection became stable and not interrupting any more!


after installing the 5.17 kernel there may be a problem with updating the program core and the appearance of the message system:

error: bad shim signature.

error: you need to load kernel first.

press any key to continue...

it can be fixed by disabling secure boot from BIOS

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