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Old 08-09-2017, 06:45 AM   #1
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Question Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce suddenly drops connectivity


Hi all,

I'm running Mint 18.1 Xfce and last evening i noticed that Mint suddenly drops the connectivity, meaning it is still connected but no network activities. I was looking on some websites when i got the notification that there was no connection with the internet while the connection itself was still established.

What is going wrong here? I have no clue at this moment. The command rfkill shows that wifi is not blocked at all.

I have a Intel Wireless 3160 wifi adaptor onboard. Hope someone can help me fix this problem i'm dealing with.

Many thanks!
 
Old 08-09-2017, 08:13 AM   #2
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What is going wrong here?
Usually in such case the problem comes out from the server/provider side. Check if the provider is not having trouble... if none, check your DNS IP, it might be that they have changed the DNS IP address.
 
Old 08-13-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
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Usually in such case the problem comes out from the server/provider side. Check if the provider is not having trouble... if none, check your DNS IP, it might be that they have changed the DNS IP address.
That's a very shortmindd answer really. My IPS doesn't have any issues at all. This is not a single problem i'm facing but a problem which occurs on daily basis. My best guess is that Mint is somehow screwing up network management or network card drivers or someting like that for Mint with the Xfce desktop. I tried Mint with the Mate desktop and my feelings says that Mint with the Mate desktop is much more stable with regards to network management and drivers. somehow. But Mate looks outdated to me so that's why i use Xfce.

Problem still occurs, dodn't found any solution so my question for help remains.
 
Old 08-13-2017, 06:53 PM   #4
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That's a very shortmindd answer really.
I disagree.

What do the logs say?

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Old 08-14-2017, 04:27 AM   #5
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That's a very shortmindd answer really.
Thank you. But it was my best effort though.
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My IPS doesn't have any issues at all.
Connection up, no packet movement..? How sure are you that your connection is not passing the packets to the wrong IP ?
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This is not a single problem i'm facing but a problem which occurs on daily basis. My best guess is that Mint is somehow screwing up network management or network card drivers or someting like that for Mint with the Xfce desktop. I tried Mint with the Mate desktop and my feelings says that Mint with the Mate desktop is much more stable with regards to network management and drivers. somehow.
Okay let us put the blame to Mint. Check what manager your current Mint is using... if it is NetworkManager that handles the connection chance is that NM cannot hold connection for a long time but drops and reconnects and drops again, making the connection useless. SOLUTION: Deinstall NetworkManager and install WICD network manager to handle the connections. This solution worked for me and others.

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But Mate looks outdated to me so that's why i use Xfce.
What?! MATE is younger than XFCE. I have been using Xfce since the first version, a period when Mate developers still made proposals for the Mate project. I have used Mate and I rate it "Excellent", while I remain with Xfce because of its hackability.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

@Habitual: Thank you...

m.m.

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