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loss of wi-fi connection [solved]

Started by mikep, April 05, 2017, 11:10:49 PM

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mikep

We have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 which routinely accesses the internet via wi-fi.

Today it won't connect, despite the fact that it reports the signal as strong/excellent (and my iPod connects effortlessly from the same room).

I haven't changed anything since yesterday. I've deleted the connection several times, rebooted, shutdown, and tried again. Nothing.

The router is set not to broadcast the SSID.

Any ideas folks, (Mark)?
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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Have you tried rebooting the router ?

what's the output from:
sudo iwlist scan
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mikep

Bingo! Rebooting the router worked.

Don't know why I hadn't tried it in the first place. Probably because the iPod connected easily and the wired connections were fine. And because I'm no comms expert and I was bogged down at the laptop end, tweaking settings and looking for something more complicated.

Thanks Mark..
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming ATX Motherboard, AMD Socket AM4, Ryzen 3000 Ready
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit - Black
Kingston 250GB NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk