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JLS727
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Wifi Issue

#1 Post by JLS727 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:21 pm

I have installed MX-17 on two Dell latitude laptops and they are running fine. However, every now and then they do not automatically connect to wifi on startup. I click the wifi symbol on the panel and then they connect. It's like they do not go out and look for wifi. This issue seems to be intermittent but if there is anything I could do to eliminate this I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks.

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Re: Wifi Issue

#2 Post by chrispop99 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:55 pm

Right-click the network icon and select 'Edit Connections'
Select your connection, and click 'Edit'
Select 'General' tab, and click 'All users may connect to this network'.
Click 'Save, then 'Close'
Logout, then back in.

Please report whether or not this fixes your issue.

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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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Re: Wifi Issue

#3 Post by JLS727 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:30 am

I made the changes you suggested and so far it I have not seen the issue. Since the issue is intermittent I will need to see how it works over time to be sure, but so far so good. Thanks.
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Re: Wifi Issue

#4 Post by chrispop99 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:34 am

I'm reasonably confident it will fix the issue.

May I ask if you start your computer with auto login? In other words, it boots straight to the desktop, without you seeing the login screen.

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Wifi Issue

#5 Post by JLS727 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:22 pm

No I do not use auto login. I have my systems set to always require the login screen with password needed to logon. Thanks.

Jeff

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Re: Wifi Issue

#6 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:13 pm

the situation is improved in mx17, but I think there is still a race condition in the network-manager startup that crops up for some people. I think richb had the issue during beta testing but it is very hard to duplicate.

We keep trying...living without systemd has its ups and downs.

another option is to use wicd, but you don't get all the plugins that network-manager supports.
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Re: Wifi Issue

#7 Post by richb » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:the situation is improved in mx17, but I think there is still a race condition in the network-manager startup that crops up for some people. I think richb had the issue during beta testing but it is very hard to duplicate.

We keep trying...living without systemd has its ups and downs.

another option is to use wicd, but you don't get all the plugins that network-manager supports.
Yes still do. At times wifi starts right up and other times not. More reliable on my laptop than desktop which I almost always need to manually start. For me it is a minor inconvenience.
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Re: Wifi Issue

#8 Post by chrispop99 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:16 pm

@Richb:

Do you still have the problem with the 'all users...' setting checked?

Up until now, I've not had a failure to connect with that setting, and it seems to have worked for the OP.

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Wifi Issue

#9 Post by richb » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:51 pm

chrispop99 wrote:@Richb:

Do you still have the problem with the 'all users...' setting checked?

Up until now, I've not had a failure to connect with that setting, and it seems to have worked for the OP.

Chris
Yes on the desktop. I will have to fire up the laptop to check, but think I have it checked.
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Re: Wifi Issue

#10 Post by richb » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 am

Finally got to this.
Laptop: Actually all users was unchecked. Checking it did bring up wifi on boot.
Desktop: All users checked and wifi does not connect unless enabled manually.
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