"Network Activation Failed" errors & disconnections


I've had Zorin OS for many months on an HP EliteBook 1040 G3.
Since installation, it all works including Wi-Fi 99.5% of the time.

However, I get random but constant "Network Activation Failed" errors, which sometimes cause websites to fail with a "Your connection was interrupted" browser error.

It seems the wifi chip is an Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260.

I have already turned USB Ethernet off.
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I also did what was suggested in other similar posts:

Thank you

There are a lot of things that can cause this... so narrowing this down a lot may be necessary.
You can check if your Wifi is on powersave (This is applicable to Notebook computers)

sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf

Set the value to 2:

wifi.powersave = 2

Have you tried using sudo modprobe to set your wifi module?

Thank you. Powersave was in 3 so I set it to 2 and will monitor it.

It seems that I get a ton more errors when USB Ethernet reenables, although I disable it or even remove the profile every once in a while... it seems to re-appear.

I didn't know about modprobe and it requires a bit of research to use, so I?ll look into that.

Thank you!

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