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Wireless Connection randomly disconnects

asked 2012-03-31 15:15:43 -0500

DarkShadow01 gravatar image

Hey, I recently installed f16 on a Dell Inspiron 1501. Sometimes the laptop drops the wifi connection and i have to manually turn off the wifi and turn it back on repeatedly for it to work again. I tried looking at other forum topics for a way to fix it and installed the broadcom fix i found in one topic but it instead made the system think there was no wifi installed. Does anyone have a suggestion fix for me? Thank you very much

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answered 2012-04-01 09:11:15 -0500

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I had the same problem If your laptop wifi chipset is Intel Centrino wireless. you have have to disable 11n. the n mod. how ? su - modprobe iwlwifi 11ndisable=1 if you wanna run it on boot run this command: su - echo options iwlwifi 11ndisable=1 > /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf we don't use the n mod usually because mod g has maximum 50 mega bit speed and it's enough for us.

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Just correcting the formatting:

su - modprobe iwlwifi 11n_disable=1

to run on boot:

su - echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf

dhekir gravatar imagedhekir ( 2014-01-19 05:48:53 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-01-02 11:40:16 -0500

I was able to fix this by disabling IPV6. Here is a page with instructions on how to do so:

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