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Mint 17.3 Drops WiFi Randomly
« on: May 23, 2016, 05:43:31 pm »
Hi I'm new to this forum, just dual booted my Laptop with Mint 17.3, everything fine except around 5 mins of use the WiFi drops out but with a notification that a cable is unplugged. I can only reconnect again by rebooting and then the cycle starts again. Any help would be very helpful please. :)

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Re: Mint 17.3 Drops WiFi Randomly
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 04:23:19 pm »
Can you open a terminal and post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
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Re: Mint 17.3 Drops WiFi Randomly
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 05:06:25 pm »
Hi Mark. I really appreciate your quick response but have resolved it by following a tutorial I found online it involved tweaking the settings of my wifi chipset by editing a config file. It now ives me an accurate indication of signal strength and has stopped dropping out. But thanks again for your intention to help. Colin

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Re: Mint 17.3 Drops WiFi Randomly
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 04:58:13 pm »
Not a problem Collin, glad you figured it out :)

I'm going to take a stab in the dark here .. rtl8723be right ?
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