Wi-Fi Internet Problems - New to Linux (not experienced) but Mac OSX and Unix Command Line Experience...and Windows Power User+DOS

Hi everyone!

Introduction

Like I said, I’m kinda new to Linux, though I’ve messed around with it when I was on Mac, but installation issues and lack of bootability with my older MacBook Pro made sure I couldn’t play more with it than from the LiveUSB or LiveCD…

Since I can’t get a Windows 10 Installer until April, I decided to go the Linux road. I went with Manjaro because it seemed more secure than Ubuntu and seemed to be as easy to install and to top it off, it apparently contains almost everything needed straight out of the box.

And Honestly, I’m IMPRESSED! Wow!
It runs extremely smoothly and looks pretty sweet too!

If only I can solve my Internet Speed Issues I’d be super happy! Because there’s only so much of an OS you can explore without the Internet…

What would you guys need in order to start helping me out and solving this issue?

P.S: I did play around with IW and at first the Internet was 100% Unusable, but now it’s a little “better” since it’s only On The Verge of Being Usable…

Thanks a lot!
Any help to resolve this internet issue would be appreciated! Once that is resolved I shoukd be OK to do the rest on my own and learn along the way…and if I’ve got another issue, I’m sure you guys (and gals?) Would be happy to help me resolve it/them. =D

Cheers!
FredZ. (SunnyHours)

Maybe start by reading this post. So you can provide some information about your setup to help you.

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I empathise with your problems.
read up a bit on how much detail to give to get tech-problems sorted.

inxi -n should tell you some network related info.

http://www.linlap.com/dell_inspiron_17r_special_edition seems to indicate that both your ethernet and wifi are non-standard. But specs can so easily differ per batch.

Easiest is to plug a cable between computer and router and see if it works.
If ethernet gives problems I’d get something like a 3 port USB 3 ethernet hub that is recognized by the linux kernel. You can get them for about $5 to $8. Then you can connect with any linux-running device.

Alternatively: If you happen to have a WiFi USB stick that is recognized by the kernel that would be your quickest solution and help you to get things rolling, AC ones are about $10 and N ones are like $2 on amazon.

Then you can upload/download and read up easily.

Sorry to be kind of rude, but you made a long rambling initial post full of total irrelevancies, and at the same time included absolutely nothing of use to diagnosing your issue.

Please add some useful terminal outputs of your logs and specs to help diagnose your problem.

Please post the outputs of:

rfkill list all
dmesg | grep wl
inxi -Fxxxz

Please post all terminal command output as text with code tags.

Information on how to properly post hardware specs and logs:

Please format any terminal output with three backticks before and after, as shown in this picture:

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For reference, the computer is a Dell Inspiron 7720 17R SE. Linux is Installed on /dev/sdb which is the 120gb SSD.

$ inxi -Fxxxz
System:
  Host: fredz-pc Kernel: 4.19.23-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2git-UNKNOWN tk: Gtk 3.24.3 info: xfce4-panel 
  wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.28.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 7720 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 8 v: 0.1 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 04M3YM v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A17 
  date: 05/19/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 9.0 Wh condition: 11.3/48.8 Wh (23%) volts: 12.0/11.1 
  model: SANYO Dell type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38324 
  Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 
  3: 1197 4: 1197 5: 1197 6: 1197 7: 1197 8: 1198 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 650M] vendor: Dell driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0fd1 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: intel,nouveau 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa resolution: 1920x1200~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 18.3.3 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.23-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:0887 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 643.89 GiB used: 464.81 GiB (72.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 type: USB model: SD size: 58.89 GiB serial: <filter> 
  scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0 
  size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD SM841N mSATA 128GB 
  size: 119.24 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 5D0Q scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 107.92 GiB used: 6.40 GiB (5.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 42.0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 47 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 229 Uptime: 17h 35m Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 1.75 GiB (22.8%) 
  Init: systemd v: 241 Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.0 
  running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.30 

$ dmesg | less
[18800.952339] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:70:f0:87:ed:41:71:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.106 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=24668 PROTO=2 
[18809.835338] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (Reason: 6=CLASS2_FRAME_FROM_NONAUTH_STA)
[18809.999931] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[18810.003808] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[18810.006768] wlp2s0: authenticated
[18810.007248] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[18810.019385] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (capab=0x31 status=0 aid=3)
[18810.044338] wlp2s0: associated
[18881.950802] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:c0:1a:da:55:03:17:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.81 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=57846 PROTO=2 
[18960.079989] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:70:f0:87:ed:41:71:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.106 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=62566 PROTO=2 
[19081.321361] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:c0:1a:da:55:03:17:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.81 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=39631 PROTO=2 
[19132.725957] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:70:f0:87:ed:41:71:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.106 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=25250 PROTO=2 
[19224.134117] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (Reason: 2=PREV_AUTH_NOT_VALID)
[19224.912748] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[19224.918369] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[19224.922619] wlp2s0: authenticated
[19224.923826] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[19224.929747] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (capab=0x31 status=0 aid=3)
[19224.958671] wlp2s0: associated
[19688.860542] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:c0:1a:da:55:03:17:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.81 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=17749 PROTO=2 
[19862.708101] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (Reason: 6=CLASS2_FRAME_FROM_NONAUTH_STA)
[19862.875497] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[19862.877280] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[19862.880608] wlp2s0: authenticated
[19862.883681] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[19862.915268] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 2/3)
[19862.951168] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 3/3)
[19862.985151] wlp2s0: association with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 timed out
[19864.053954] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[19864.056785] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[19864.060003] wlp2s0: authenticated
[19864.060333] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[19864.066587] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (capab=0x31 status=0 aid=3)
[19864.090851] wlp2s0: associated
[20020.382126] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (Reason: 2=PREV_AUTH_NOT_VALID)
[20021.217273] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[20021.232812] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[20021.239555] wlp2s0: authenticated
[20021.240307] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[20021.246153] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (capab=0x31 status=0 aid=3)
[20021.274290] wlp2s0: associated
[20295.888588] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:c0:1a:da:55:03:17:08:00 SRC=192.168.2.81 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=38432 PROTO=2 
[20729.348862] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (Reason: 2=PREV_AUTH_NOT_VALID)
[20730.181154] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[20730.182604] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[20730.185558] wlp2s0: authenticated
[20730.186825] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[20730.192936] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (capab=0x31 status=0 aid=3)
[20730.238100] wlp2s0: associated
[20877.395164] wlp2s0: deauthenticated from f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (Reason: 2=PREV_AUTH_NOT_VALID)
[20878.129093] wlp2s0: authenticate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42
[20878.131957] wlp2s0: send auth to f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[20878.134944] wlp2s0: authenticated
[20878.136765] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 1/3)
[20878.170147] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 2/3)
[20878.201986] wlp2s0: associate with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 (try 3/3)
[20878.243524] wlp2s0: association with f0:82:61:43:8d:42 timed out

$ dmesg was too big, here it is in all it’s splendor, along with the less impressive $ journalctl :wink: https://pastebin.com/026qZmBH

I have to agree with the others on this thread that your initial post is almost unreadable, useless verbiage

Not until your penultimate paragraph does the mud become a little clearer to discern that you might have an Internet problem of some sort…

I waded through your dmesg paste and see that you have a lot of deauthentication problems and changes of IP address so I suggest the following:

  1. shutdown completely your computer
  2. unplug your home router for at least 30 seconds, plug it in again, wait 3 minutes
  3. turn on your computer and try again.
  4. in a terminal type “ping -c 5 8.8.8.8” and paste the results here.
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I’ve edited the initial post to focus on the main issue.

Thanks for this…oh man I think I’m gonna repeat this a lot "Thank you for trying to help me it’s appreciated, sadly I’ve tried that before but here is the result of the ping:

$ ping -c 5 8.8.8.8
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=46.2 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=7.78 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=7.95 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=14.6 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=7.84 ms

--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 9ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 7.782/16.864/46.167/14.880 ms

I don’t know much but this looks rather good, no?
The problem is weird because it’s somewhat intermittent, like it’ll take multiple minutes to make the “handshake” but once it’s done Google will load…but if I try 2 pages at once they both fail.
Oh and I also, I think that I was able to download after many tries Kernel 4.14…it’s a ~61mb download and even if it failed many times it ended up downloading it completely…
Would the log for that be useful? How do I go about getting that log?
Thanks again!

Did you do the router reboot as I suggested?

Is that a laptop? If yes, take it to two or three different networks (eg. a couple of free wifi coffee shops) - you really need to test it at a different network to take your router/network out of the equation before you know for certain it is a computer/OS fault.

Your pings are a bit strange - they should all be in the same ballpark and the are not, with a range of 8-46 msecs. They should be all around 8 msecs.

Yes I did the Router and Computer reset…even though I had already done do before asking for help here…I took every traditional step to remedy the problem since I suffer from Social Anxiety and I hate asking for help, even when I need it, and I hate wasting people’s time even more.
As for the Pings, it makes sense since if I try to open Google, it’ll take a LOT of time but it’ll eventually Load and when it does it’s pretty quick…But it won’t work if I try to open 2 tabs at the same time…
And yes, it’s a laptop, but when Windows 10 was Installed the Internet was working fine up until I installed Manjaro.
Plus I’m typing this from my Android phone which is using Wi-Fi on the same computer network and it’s working fine…

P.S: Why did I get bashed and people were Rude because I wrote an actual Introduction in my Introduction?
Had I known I’d get a “Welcome” like that, I would of been Rude myself, not introduce myself, go straight to the Technical Issues section and just be like most D*cks do and come on here and say “Hey I’ve got an issue with my Internet connection, here are my Logs, now fix my problem Nerdz!” or at least that’s what it sounds like you want. (Don’t be insulted…im on the site too, that makes me a “Nerd” too, I was only imitating what the stereotypical jock would say…)
I know you guys do mostly problem solving but you’re still Humans. Being in the Introduction Section you’d think writing how you came on the site, which is a perfectly fine intro in most other Forums…but instead everyone was Rude instead of being welcoming…
I just want to know what I did that deserced to be treated like crap?
(This isn’t directed at you, just people in general…I just have enough negativity in my life as it is and if this place is always like rhat, I’d like to know…)
BTW, Thanks for the help! [This is directed at you though :wink: ]

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