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Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#1 Post by OrdyChan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:14 pm

I already installed and enabled drivers and everything and when i try connect to wifi it just tries and then pops up that password window but password is right and it just fails to connect. I tried countless tips what sometimes work, not for me.

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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#2 Post by m_pav » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:20 am

Some cheap Wifi routers can be troublesome with some network cards. My E330 Intel 2nd Gen based laptop sometimes chokes with older consumer grade TP-Link Access points.
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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#3 Post by OrdyChan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:25 am

This is not the case, issue is, i had buntus on it and all kinds of distros and it worked no problemo, just this time it does not work

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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#4 Post by sunrat » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:56 am

It would help if you mentioned which drivers you installed and how you installed.
Also details of your wifi card which you can get with

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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#5 Post by m_pav » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:02 am

OrdyChan wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:14 pm
when i try connect to wifi it just tries and then pops up that password window but password is right and it just fails to connect.
Firsty, why did you need to install a driver? usually, MX selects the right driver for your WLAN device. If you messed with the driver without fully understanding the workings of the system, you are potentially creating a problem for yourself. Please try making the connection using a Live MX USB or DVD. If it connects, then messing with the driver is the cause of your problem.

Next, I'll move onto the issue at hand....

The quoted portion above is EXACTLY what happens with my E330, so I'm more than certain this is what is happening to you, else I wouldn't have answered your post. My E330 does make the connection eventually, but like yours, the password comes up, I type it in and it won't connect. This is a driver issue where the broadcast signal from the access point is not correctly processed, therefore, a chipset incompatibility between your machine and the WLAN Routers signal.

Let's take this a bit further because I've spent a fair bit of time on this issue as a computer professional and I know that I know that I am right. To rule out an incorrect driver, I plugged in a wireless repeater, connected it to the TP-Link Access Point and my E330 made the connection to the repeater immediately. Unplugged the repeater, and it went back into the requesting password cycle. I have repeated this many times for customers as an IT professional with the same result every time without fail. In every instance, the simplest remedy was to get another router, but not an el-cheapo consumer grade piece of rubbish and the issue was not only with TP-Link devices, other brands had similar problems, but in all cases, they were el-cheapo devices.

Just so you know where I'm coming from, when somebody says to me "it worked on Ubuntu" that has never passed my "so what" test because their antics leave much to be desired.
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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#6 Post by OrdyChan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:23 am

Oh sorry for not mentioning that, I need em because on every linux nothing really works out of box for those, using as wireless RTL8723de which i install using make command and then modprobe it. Those are HP laptop drivers and with this one you have to download them and install it manually because it just does not work with drivers in it and what bamboozles me is that why it works on other distros but not on this one, and i am not giving up mxlinux.

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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#7 Post by fehlix » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:49 am

Please do provide system information by pasting the output of the following command
between code </> tags: [code] .. paste out put here ...[/code]

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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#8 Post by OrdyChan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 am

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System:    Host: mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 tk: Gtk 2.24.31 Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-bw0xx v: Type1ProductConfigId 
           serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 8333 v: 28.32 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.22 date: 03/09/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 40.7 Wh condition: 40.7/41.6 Wh (98%) 
           model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A12-9720P RADEON R7 12 COMPUTE CORES 4C+8G bits: 64 
           type: MCP arch: Excavator rev: 1 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 21557 
           Speed: 2006 MHz min/max: 1400/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1380 2: 1363 3: 1389 4: 1389 
Graphics:  Card-1: AMD Carrizo driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 
           Card-2: AMD Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/M445] driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: amdgpu,ati 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CARRIZO (DRM 3.23.0 / 4.15.0-1-amd64 LLVM 3.9.1) 
           v: 4.3 Mesa 13.0.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Card-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 
           Card-2: AMD driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:09.2 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
           v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Card-2: Realtek driver: rtl8723de v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1.03 TiB used: 68.45 GiB (6.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JPVX-60JC3T1 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: SanDisk model: SD8SN8U-128G-1006 size: 119.24 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 114.62 GiB used: 7.40 GiB (6.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 6.0 MiB (0.3%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 69.0 C mobo: 20.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 68 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 4d 3h 53m Memory: 7.27 GiB used: 1.11 GiB (15.2%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.10

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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:39 am

Both cards are not working, ethernet as well as wireless. The problem seems to be bigger than we thought.
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Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

#10 Post by fehlix » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:03 am

You might need to fetch newest RTL8723D firmware wifi driver according to this answer from hp Realtek 8723DE wifi module
from kernel.org git
To git clone the directory to get the firmware:
Install git from MXPI.
Than go into en empty directory and enter from CLI:

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git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git
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cp linux-firmware/rtl_bt/rtl8723d_config.bin /lib/firmware/rtl_bt/rtl8723d_fw.bin
cp linux-firmware/rtl_bt/rtl8723d_fw.bin /lib/firmware/rtl_bt/rtl8723d_fw.bin
cp linux-firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723defw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723defw.bin
You would need to install one of the linux 4.17 kernel which are available through MXPI testrepo.
After reboot the wifi and bluetooth shall working.
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