Internet connection drops after some random amount of time which changes from seconds to 15 minutes. However, wifi is still connected at full strength. I have to disconnect and reconnect every time when this happends. Searched the internet.

That problem still continues.

How to solve this problem?

Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04

Result from lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; iwconfig:

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] [8086:008a] (rev 34)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 BGN [8086:5305]
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
0d:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1083] (rev c0)
    Subsystem: QUANTA Computer Inc Device [152d:0873]
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"No Service"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: FC:4A:E9:38:99:0B   
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:69   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

Result of ./wireless-info when internet connection is ok: http://paste.ubuntu.com/21463166/ Result of ./wireless-info when internet connection is dropped: http://paste.ubuntu.com/21465233/

Note: However, this time internet connection came back without reconnecting after a short amount of time.


I would change the channel your wifi is on as there are 10 access points on channel 1

Channel occupancy:

  10   APs on   Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
  1   APs on   Frequency:2.427 GHz (Channel 4)
  5   APs on   Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
  1   APs on   Frequency:2.447 GHz (Channel 8)
  1   APs on   Frequency:2.457 GHz (Channel 10)
  7   APs on   Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)

You can see the wifi channels in use from the script results. I would also change the SSID to No-Service eliminating the space in the name.

There is a another network with the same name, possibly a guest. I would change this to No-Service2, giving it a unique name and eliminating the space. Also change the encryption to match as this one has TKIP enabled

Cell 01 - Address: 
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=59/70  Signal level=-51 dBm
Encryption key:on ESSID:"No Service" Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s Mode:Master Extra:tsf=0000000004b54ad8 Extra: Last beacon: 88ms ago IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1 Group Cipher : CCMP Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK Cell 02 - Address: Channel:1 Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1) Quality=29/70 Signal level=-81 dBm
Encryption key:on ESSID:"No Service" Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s Mode:Master Extra:tsf=0000009216a456e8 Extra: Last beacon: 88ms ago IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

The issues I saw in your wireless script was a crowded channel 1 and having 2 access points with the same name and your computer was jumping from one to the other

[  241.663063] wlan0: authenticate with 
[  241.663537] wlan0: send auth to  (try 1/3)
[  241.665598] wlan0: authenticated
[  241.665740] wlan0: waiting for beacon from 
[  241.927534] wlan0: authenticate with 
[  241.934607] wlan0: send auth to  (try 1/3)
[  241.963944] wlan0: authenticated
[  241.968113] wlan0: associate with  (try 1/3)
[  241.986164] wlan0: RX AssocResp from  (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=3)
The 'No Service' [AC1] is the one with the stronger signal in the script results and the preferred encryption. 'No Service' [AC2] has TKIP encryption enabled.

When those changes are done your wifi may benefit by changing the module parameter with

echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=8" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf


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  • I have a wifi repeater in the house. The second one with the same name is the repeater. I cannot change its name as it uses the same name with the original network. But i will try using another less crowded channel. – zarax Jul 30 '16 at 20:44
  • I changed the channel and so far the Internet has dropped only once. That is a great improvement. Thanks. – zarax Jul 31 '16 at 22:02

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