Wifi drops out requiring restart

The additional tab doesn't show my wifi driver and I'm having some issues with it. After a while, my access of internet disappears and I have to restart my computer. is there anything that i can do?

Can you please post the terminal output of

lshw -c network

Have you disabled power management yet?

CTRL ALT T to enter terminal.

xset -dpms


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lshw -c network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Wireless interface
product: QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: wlp2s0
version: 32
serial: 94:53:30:e7:17:09
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath10k_pci driverversion=5.11.0-38-generic firmware=WLAN.RM.4.4.1-00140-QCARMSWPZ-1 ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:130 memory:df200000-df3fffff
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: enp3s0
version: 07
serial: 84:7b:eb:e3:92:ae
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=5.11.0-38-generic firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:17 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:df400000-df400fff memory:d2100000-d2103fff
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.

Looking this up.... you are not alone. A lot of threads out there complaining of poor wifi performance on this chip on Ubuntu 20.04...
I have not yet found a solution.


I know what you mean Aravisian. There are only two things I can think of with WIFI issues.

First is the driver installed? If yes, then has power management been disabled? If also yes, and still having issues, then I have absolutely no clue.

So, that leaves me with the only possible solution I can come up with for a conclusion, and that is to just buy a WIFI USB dongle that is made for Linux.

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