RTL8723AE Wifi adapter not working

Hi everyone,

My wifi adapter started being unstable for two days.Here is the output:

inxi -F

System: Host: StockfishPC Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux
serial: <superuser/root required>
Mobo: CASPER BILGISAYAR SISTEMLERI A.S model: C15B v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: C15B.617 date: 01/08/2015
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4712MQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 6144 KiB
Speed: 3005 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2877 2: 2965 3: 2971 4: 2877 5: 2983 6: 2955 7: 2808
8: 2640
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] driver: nvidia v: 455.28
Device-3: Chicony USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting,nvidia resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.28
Audio: Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.16-2-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723ae
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: ca:a7:cf:88:95:e2
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: c0:7c:d1:35:55:67
IF-ID-1: enp0s20u4 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 2e:53:78:76:3c:75
Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 40.70 GiB (4.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM014-1EJ164 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 610.39 GiB used: 40.70 GiB (6.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.10 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 66.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 53 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 247 Uptime: 6m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.38 GiB (8.8%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.1.05

State seems “down” as you can see. I have installed rtl8723ae AUR package but it didn’t help.

Any ideas?

Try ip link set wlp3s0 up

Good morning!

Sorry for the delay… You won’t believe but I am married and I was at honeymoon :slight_smile:

Anyway, when I apply:

sudo ip link set wlp3s0 up

Nothing happens.Why is that?

Waiting for your reply,
Thank you.

Well, I haven’t asked for specifics, did I :grin:

After that command what is the output of ip link

Good morning mbb :slight_smile:

That’s what I was trying to tell. No output and nothing happens.

By the way, it started working again. But maybe it will stop tomorrow? It’s been like a spoiled child. İt works, than stops, works, stops…

I have a dual boot with Pop_OS right now. It’s no different there. Maybe my Wifi adapter broken? :frowning: How can I be sure of it?

Yes, it can be broken or the signal might be poor. Try to change the channel in the router.