Unstable wifi on Gnome

Hello :smiley:

I recently updated my system to the latest Manjaro version and a problem appeared. I’m connected to Internet via wifi. The system has internet for a bit and then it doesn’t. The peculiar thing is that the system still reports to be connected to the wifi. I have to reconnect a few times and then its back to normal. Then it happens again.

Some things I’ve experimented:

  • Wired connection is ok.
  • Phones don’t seem to have a problem with connecting to this wifi source.
  • If I hotspot a phone connected to this wifi and then connect my system to the hotspot it runs without disconnections.
  • I’ve booted Manjaro from a USB and it has the same issue.

It’s odd because all the other systems connected to this wifi seem to run normally.

I’m running Manjaro Gnome. Here’s my inix -F:

Kernel: 5.15.81-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: GNOME v: 43.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20KS0039PG v: ThinkPad E580
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20KS0039PG v: SDK0J40697 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: R0PET68W (1.45 )
    date: 04/29/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.7 Wh (91.3%) condition: 39.1/45.7 Wh (85.5%)
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache:
    L2: 1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 699 min/max: 400/4000 cores: 1: 694 2: 700 3: 700 4: 700
    5: 700 6: 700 7: 700 8: 700
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: AMD Lexa PRO [Radeon 540/540X/550/550X / RX 540X/550/550X]
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-3: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: wayland server: X.Org v: 22.1.5 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: amdgpu,intel
    unloaded: modesetting dri: i965,radeonsi gpu: i915
    resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.4 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.81-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.61 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    driver: r8169
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: e8:6a:64:5d:67:6e
  Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth driver: iwlwifi
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: 1c:1b:b5:90:55:a1
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 185.94 GiB (15.9%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Lenovo model: LENSE30256GMSP34MEAT3TA
    size: 238.47 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 65.92 GiB used: 61.07 GiB (92.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 588 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-3: /home size: 167.08 GiB used: 124.86 GiB (74.7%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
  ID-4: /var/log size: 65.92 GiB used: 61.07 GiB (92.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 4.98 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C pch: 47.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu
    temp: 48.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0
  Processes: 311 Uptime: 16m Memory: 7.53 GiB used: 2.06 GiB (27.3%)
  Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.24

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I would start by updating the BIOS.

Then i would go by disabling IPv6 and mac address randomization for the wifi connection settings.
Check if wifi works better when bluetooth is off.
Maybe there is something here that might help [SOLVED] WiFi Connection Unstable and Slow (on 802.11n) / Networking, Server, and Protection / Arch Linux Forums

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