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Problem with wifi after recent update to kernel 4.10.11 fc25

asked 2017-04-27 13:01:39 -0500

chaitanyacix gravatar image

updated 2017-04-29 07:50:23 -0500

Hello, I am using fedora 25 with recent kernel 4.10 after the recent update to kernel 4.10.11-200 theres a problem with wifi wifi is not recognizing my network, even accessing through hidden network also failed to recognize the network. at startup the wifi seemed to be operational and connected to my network but within 4-5 seconds an error of "failed to activate the connection" pops up and wifi stops recognizing my network.

I am using rtl8821ae PCI wireless card.

wifi works perfectly fine on earlier kernels of 4.10

lspci -vv -s 02:00.0 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter (rev ff) (prog-if ff) !!! Unknown header type 7f Kernel driver in use: rtl8821ae Kernel modules: rtl8821ae

modinfo rtl8821ae filename: /lib/modules/4.10.12-200.fc25.x8664/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/rtl8821ae/rtl8821ae.ko.xz firmware: rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw.bin description: Realtek 8821ae 802.11ac PCI wireless license: GPL author: Realtek WlanFAE wlanfae@realtek.com alias: pci:v000010ECd00008821sv*sd*bc*sc*i* alias: pci:v000010ECd00008812sv*sd*bc*sc*i* depends: rtlwifi,rtlpci,btcoexist,mac80211 intree: Y vermagic: 4.10.12-200.fc25.x8664 SMP modunload signat: PKCS#7 signer: sigkey: sighashalgo: md4 parm: swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0) (bool) parm: ips:Set to 0 to not use link power save (default 1) (bool) parm: swlps:Set to 1 to use SW control power save (default 0) (bool) parm: fwlps:Set to 1 to use FW control power save (default 1) (bool) parm: msi:Set to 1 to use MSI interrupts mode (default 1) (bool) parm: debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int) parm: disablewatchdog:Set to 1 to disable the watchdog (default 0) (bool) parm: intclear:Set to 0 to disable interrupt clear before set (default 1) (bool)

iwconfig wlp2s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off Power Management:off

virbr0 no wireless extensions.

enp1s0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

virbr0-nic no wireless extensions.

Please let me know how to fix this. if its a kernel issue I hope that it will be fixed in the next updates.

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answered 2017-04-27 20:33:16 -0500

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I just solved the problem, in the syslog you can see that firewalld is ot liking the wireless interface because its not assigned a profile. Could be a coincidence.

In any case. go to settings -> network -> wifi -> ssidinquestion -> settings and reset then forget network

reconnect to your wifi ssid and you should be good.

Let me know if that fixes it for you.

Cheers,

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Hi I tried it, but once it stop recognising the wifi network, the wifi becomes completely unavailable. meaning it neither recognizes the my network or any other. I think it is a kernel problem.

chaitanyacix gravatar imagechaitanyacix ( 2017-04-28 10:49:59 -0500 )edit

also I see wlp2s0: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-FAILED ret=-100

chaitanyacix gravatar imagechaitanyacix ( 2017-04-28 11:33:40 -0500 )edit

the problem is seemed to be with the PCI wifi only, USB wifi works perfectly

chaitanyacix gravatar imagechaitanyacix ( 2017-04-29 05:16:30 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-04-29 08:10:05 -0500

chaitanyacix gravatar image

updated 2017-04-29 08:10:29 -0500

manual install from github works

https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new

clone

cd

make all

make install

all good so far. .. :)

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I don't recommend installs it manually, you only can contact to the maintainers of kernel in Fedora and reclaims add the current update for it. https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_n...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-04-29 12:41:45 -0500 )edit

In changelog you can found the maintainers. Laura is a great girl!

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-04-29 12:46:12 -0500 )edit

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