Hello Guys. I am new to Linux and there is an issue with my wifi on a laptop on Zorin. From phone and other devices, the wifi works perfectly fine. But from this laptop wifi is disconnecting and I have to turn off wifi settings and on again each 5-10 mins. Do you guys what might be issue?
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ZORIN OS (i.e. Core Lite Pro )
Make of Computer
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Hello Buddy. I have tried several ways and still, nothing works for me wifi is dropping suddenly and I have to reconnect once in 4-5 min. Thank you for your response.
CPU: Intel i7-7700HQ (8) @ 3.800GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 630
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Memory: 5575MiB / 15878MiB
HDD: 2 terabyte
Can you please post the output of
sudo lshw -c network
description: Wireless interface
product: QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlp3s0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath10k_pci driverversion=5.13.0-35-generic firmware=WLAN.TF.2.1-00021-QCARMSWP-1 ip=192.168.0.39 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:133 memory:a4000000-a41fffff
This may be a firmware issue. Can you try the Firmware I uploaded here:
Elevate to root
Or if using Zorin OS Lite:
firmware-5.bin & firmware-6.bin to
firmware-5.bkp & firmware-6.bkp
Extract the files you downloaded a moment ago and move them to
Reboot and test.
Thank you for your effort but this problem is still existing. I have done everything that you have mentioned and Problem remains the exactly same
Is this a notebook computer or tower PC?
This is a notebook computer
Then you should check if Powersave is inhibiting your wifi.
sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf
wifi.powersave = 3 to
wifi.powersave = 2
tap ctrl+x to exit, then the
y key, then the
Yes, I have done it and it is still the same problem. Don't know what to do.
In terminal, please run:
Make a note of the wlp... I.D. for your wifi. For this example, I will call it
Replace all instances below of
wlp0s0 with your noted I.D. discovered above.
sudo nmcli networking off
sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager
sudo ip link set wlp0s0 down
sudo modprobe -r ath10k_pci
sudo modprobe -r ath10k_core
sudo modprobe ath10k_pci
sudo ip link set wlp0s0 up
sudo systemctl start NetworkManager
sudo nmcli networking on