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    Question Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    When I boot my computer, sometimes the wireless works and other times it does not.

    • When the wireless works, it continues to work correctly until I turn off the computer.


    • When it fails, I have to keep restarting the computer until it works; sometimes once, sometimes several times. (Maybe there is a quicker way?)

    I have no clue how to diagnose and fix this problem. To try to help, I have run sudo lshw and attached the results.

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit fully updated.

    Any ideas on how to fix this problem?
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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    Is there always a Windows boot in between? If so, try this:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...-boot-computer
    (item 3, right column)

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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    Thank you for that. I have not noticed whether or not this is the case. I shall test it, notice what happens, and let you know.

    Whoever would have thought that a Windows bug could affect Linux? LOL
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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    So far, the link you gave seems to be the diagnosis and solution, thank you.

    BTW, that site is a rather nice one.

    I shall mark this as solved. However, I would like to know the equivalent of the ipconfig /renew command in Linux. Perhaps running this at Linux start-up would do the trick?

    EDIT:

    It has just failed to work. In fact, despite even powering off the computer and then restarting it, what finally worked was rebooting my router.

    Oh well, such is life. It seems that a bug in Windows stops Linux from working.
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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    I'm marking this thread as unsolved. It is definitely not Windows. I have restarted, even powering off for a couple of hours, without going into Windows; and the problem recurs.

    So…

    What next?
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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    Is your router running on the latest firmware for it?

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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pjotr123 View Post
    Is your router running on the latest firmware for it?
    Yes, it is. The router is quite old; I bought it August 2008, but the firmware is up-to-date.

    Do you think it may be the router and not the computer? Mind you, Windows has never had this problem; only Ubuntu.
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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    It might be the combination.... And it's the trial and error I like best: actions that can do no harm at all, and are easily reversible.

    You might try some of the items in this roadmap:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...oject/internet

    I suggest the items 1.4, 1.5, 2.1 and 2.3.

    They might help, and if not, won't harm.

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    Re: Wireless does not work, intermittently. Need to restart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pjotr123 View Post
    I suggest the items 1.4, 1.5, 2.1 and 2.3.
    Thank you for the advice.

    1.4 and 1.5 did not help; 2.1 was already set to off; and 2.3 is not suitable for our use.

    Oh well. Damn computers!
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