View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wired connection intermittent after upgrade

July 12th, 2012, 11:43 AM
Hello all. I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 & now my wired internet keeps disconnecting & reconnecting.

I am dual booted with Win7 Ultimate & I do not get that problem in Windows. I decided to give the upgrade a try & everything went as normal just like my previous upgrades. When the upgrade was finished, I booted into Ubuntu & everything ran smoothly, for about two minutes. Then the internet disconnected (Wired Network disconnected - you are now offline). It stayed like that for about 3 seconds then reconnected (Wired Connection 1 - Connection Established). It stayed reconnected for 43 seconds, then disconnects for 3 seconds & the whole thing starts over until I go back to Windows.

I am hoping somebody else got this problem & solved it. I will also take the OP's advice & run a new version live first to test it out in the future.

Thanks in advance,

July 12th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Long times ago i switch to wicd because of such issue. But you should not get this problem now, it has been fixed. Meaning your system is borked.

- rename : .local , .gconf , .config , .gnome2 folders, then logout/in, they will be cleanly recreated
- or do a fresh install

July 12th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Either your system is borked or your ethernet cable is.

July 18th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the replies. If that were the case, why does it not happen in Windows?

February 12th, 2013, 05:02 AM
I had the same problem. It has to do with the Network manager. Here is the solution that worked for me

do this in a terminal window:

gksudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf


change the line:


sudo restart network-manager