when i am stop using the wi-fi connection. wi-fi is automatically disconnecting how to disable this.

verion:Linux 3.19.0-42-generic #48~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 18 10:24:49 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

ifconfig results: ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask: inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:7731 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:7731 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:730184 (730.1 KB) TX bytes:730184 (730.1 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f0:00:00:00:00:00
inet addr: Bcast: Mask: inet6 addr: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:97190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:89975 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:98994019 (98.9 MB) TX bytes:12565626 (12.5 MB)

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    Please edit questions with output of 'ifconfig'
    – DnrDevil
    Dec 20, 2015 at 13:24

1 Answer 1


If I understand you right it's likely because the power management shuts down your WiFi interface. Try the following before it gets disconnected:

In a terminal window, enter the following command to disable power management for wlan0:

sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

If it helps (and only if it helps) you can make this setting permanent as follows:

  1. With your favorite editor create and edit /etc/pm/power.d/wifi_pwr_off

    sudo gedit /etc/pm/power.d/wifi_pwr_off
  2. Add the following two lines on top of the empty file and save it

     /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 power off
  3. Make the created file executable

    sudo chmod +x /etc/pm/power.d/wifi_pwr_off
  4. Restart your computer

For more detailed information about iwconfig and power management you can use the man pages:

man iwconfig

... and scroll down to the explanation of the power parameter.

I hope this helps.

  • This has probably been answered somewhere else but it was the only simple solution that helped me to fix a WLAN issue. As it does no harm it's the first thing to try. You can always delete the created file afterwards to make things acting like before.
    – user484419
    Dec 20, 2015 at 16:36

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