Sudden Drop In Signal Strength and Limited Connectivity Error

Hello !

I am new to the manjaro forum. Quick history on me ; I got manjaro about a year ago as I was searching for a fast OS and my friend recommended it. I have dual booted it alongside Windows 10 on a Dell Vostro 15 3568 laptop. I haven’t faced many issues using manjaro but I have a limited RAM of 4gb which causes my laptop to hang often while multitasking.

Problem : Recently my laptop has been detecting low signal strength of my wifi network. My phone and other devices are working fine at the same distance from the router. Network Manager in my system tray keeps showing “Log in required” message which usually only happens when I restart my router and it goes away after a few minutes. But now I have had this issue for 5 days and am unable to connect to the wifi sometimes. Could someone please help me with this issue?

I am new to the forum so please forgive me if I have broken any rules.

Thank you !

inxi info :

  Kernel: 5.10.26-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=777834ab-cba5-45c2-b3c6-ffb07e29d837 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=6a36373e-7951-4db9-9499-f4eefeb3178e 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.2 tk: Qt 5.15.1 info: plank wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Vostro 15-3568 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 06XGVW v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 2.3.0 
  date: 02/06/2018 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 28.3 Wh condition: 32.2/41.4 Wh (78%) volts: 17.2/14.8 
  model: SMP DELL VN3N047 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging 
  RAM: total: 3.71 GiB used: 1.50 GiB (40.4%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Amber Lake family: 6 model-id: 8E (142) stepping: 9 microcode: D6 
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB bogomips: 21607 
  Speed: 1461 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1434 2: 1377 
  3: 1331 4: 1709 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art 
  avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid 
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est 
  f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window 
  hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm 
  mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat 
  pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts 
  rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 
  sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt 
  xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5916 
  Device-2: AMD Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] vendor: Dell driver: radeon 
  v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:666f 
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-5:3 chip ID: 1bcf:2c00 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel,radeon 
  FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
  s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") 
  diag: 389mm (15.3") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.1 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:9d71 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.26-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 168c:0042 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-8:5 
  chip ID: 0cf3:e009 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 120.09 GiB (12.9%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
  block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 3D scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: PLDS model: DVD+-RW DU-8A5LH rev: 6D11 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
  ID-1: / raw size: 31.25 GiB size: 30.63 GiB (98.03%) used: 19.94 GiB (65.1%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda11 label: N/A 
  uuid: 777834ab-cba5-45c2-b3c6-ffb07e29d837 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 512.0 MiB size: 511.0 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 300 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda9 label: N/A uuid: A250-2DEC 
  ID-3: /home raw size: 28.75 GiB size: 28.17 GiB (98.00%) 
  used: 9.90 GiB (35.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda12 label: N/A 
  uuid: d6b70ad8-8c85-45b2-9c6b-35cfb2fd082c 
  ID-4: /run/media/pranavpiedy/OS raw size: 458.54 GiB 
  size: 458.54 GiB (100.00%) used: 90.24 GiB (19.7%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda3 
  label: OS uuid: A0EE574BEE5718BC 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda10 label: N/A uuid: 6a36373e-7951-4db9-9499-f4eefeb3178e 
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 500.0 MiB fs: vfat label: ESP uuid: 6A0C-0A41 
  ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 128.0 MiB fs: <superuser/root required> label: N/A 
  uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /dev/sda4 size: 166.22 GiB fs: ntfs label: New Volume 
  uuid: 06A2BF2FA2BF21DB 
  ID-4: /dev/sda5 size: 228.72 GiB fs: ntfs label: p_piedy 
  uuid: A856666B56663A68 
  ID-5: /dev/sda6 size: 450.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: WINRETOOLS 
  uuid: 143441FA3441DEFC 
  ID-6: /dev/sda7 size: 13.47 GiB fs: ntfs label: Image uuid: 527A42D77A42B80D 
  ID-7: /dev/sda8 size: 1.00 GiB fs: ntfs label: DELLSUPPORT 
  uuid: 24C613BAC6138AE6 
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-1: 1-4:2 info: Validity Sensors VFS Fingerprint sensor 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 138a:0010 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-5:3 info: Sunplus Innovation Integrated Webcam type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1bcf:2c00 
  Device-3: 1-6:4 info: Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: rtsx_usb,rtsx_usb_ms,rtsx_usb_sdmmc 
  interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0bda:0129 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: 1-8:5 info: Qualcomm Atheros type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 0cf3:e009 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 42.0 C gpu: radeon temp: 42.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
  Processes: 194 Uptime: 30m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
  Packages: pacman: 1355 lib: 381 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 
  running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.08 ```

I have this problem when running a VPN. Just my results. The limited speed that is and manjaro warns me. Seems it is sentive to network speed. Your mileage may vary.

Is there any fix that you might have found for this? Cause my laptop just doesn’t detect the wifi at all on Manjaro but Windows is able to pick up the signal pretty well…
Thanks so much for the reply tho @1Travler :smiley:

This may or may not help. I am by no means an expert. just learning. jrichard326


What is the LAN lease time in the router config? Setting it to 24 hours (86400) might help.