description of the problem

It seems both wifi and ethernet has the same problem. However, it seems it only happens when the suspend time is long. If I close lid for about 5 min or so, it is OK. However when I suspend for hours, when coming back, I can't connect to the internet. I have tried:

sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service 
sudo service network-manager restart 
sudo service NetworkManager restart

None of them helps, even log out. The only way to resume the network is by a restart.

I found some post on the web such as this one: Wifi doesn't work after suspend after 16.04 upgrade, but it doesn't help even there are so many vote ups, therefore I think it is OK to ask this question again to draw some attention and hopefully my problem can be solved.


-> ~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8195]
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce
  • After resuming run sudo rmmod rtl8192ce && sudo modprobe rtl8192ce if it work there are a script to set it auto – GAD3R Dec 1 '16 at 14:21
  • @GAD3R Next time I will try it when it won't work. – buzhidao Dec 1 '16 at 14:46
  • @GAD3R this method doesn't working. – buzhidao Dec 3 '16 at 12:43
  • i was having the problem too (on 16.10 on an HP), but w/ethernet dead after suspend. Running my own version of buzhidao's suggestion (~$ lspci -knn | grep Ether -A2) i learned i had a: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0c), using the r8169 kernel module. When i re-installed the module (as per GAD3R above), my ethernet revived. Since buzhidao's & my devices are both Realtek Semiconductor devices (but his is wifi, mine ethernet), i am wondering whether some code common to both realtek drivers has changed? – androclus Mar 16 '17 at 21:51

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