Ever since last Monday my internet occasionally has been going out, it was however tolerable. As of today it is not working at all. I’ve restarted several times, no solution. I checked the cables, and there’s nothing wrong with the Ethernet itself (plus the Network Manager HAS picked up the connection occasionally but always loses it. I’ve even manually removed the current connection and re-added with the proper MAC address, no improvement. My router is working perfectly fine as well so its not a router problem.
I’m considering just reinstalling to see if that fixes it but before I do that I want to see if anyone may know a way to fix this problem. Thank you ahead of time
Edit: Network Adapter is an Intel I211 on an Asus Prime X470 Pro Motherboard. The driver is listed as ‘igb’.
SOLVED: Turns out I had a network setting messed up the whole time. Problem was fixed by removing device restrictions and setting Link Negotiation to Ignore in the KDE System Settings.
oh sorry about that. I’m a bit unsure how to find that out though, I looked online and saw something about a grep command ‘dmesg | grep -i ethernet’ and nothing came up. Is there another way to find that out?
Please read this: How to provide good information
and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…
An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
Also, please copy-paste that output in-between 3 backticks ``` at the beginning and end of the code/text.
Did you replace the cable by a brand new one and did you plug the machine straight into the switch / router bypassing all wall sockets?
P.S. If you enter a bit more details in your profile, we can also see which Desktop Environment you’re using, which CPU/GPU or Kernel, … you have without typing it every time