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Old 11-17-2017, 03:26 PM   #1
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Internet not immediately available after booting Mint


I have only had this issue for a couple of weeks, basically when I first boot Mint 18.2 cinnamon internet access doesn't seem to be available for a couple of minutes or so, I know this because I have a program called Megasync (online storage) which needs to connect to it's server after it starts but I get a message "Megasync cannot connect to server, please check your connection" also if I try to open my email client (Thunderbird) without waiting 2 or 3 mins it will not download any email, (message says "Looking up inbox").

After a short while Megaync will connect & by then if I shut Thunderbird then open it again all is ok.
Previously everything used to fire up straight away.
 
Old 11-17-2017, 03:56 PM   #2
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I'm assuming your connecting wirelessly, yes?
 
Old 11-17-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Yes sorry, should have said, it is wireless
 
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The first thing I'd look at when encountering wireless connectivity issues is location of the computer relative to the router. Have either of them been moved recently? How many walls and what rooms between them? Any bathrooms or kitchen? Are they on separate floors? Is the router enclosed in a cabinet or behind or on glass? Can you put the computer and router in the same room with no objects between them and see how it boots to rule out interference?

If all of that checks out, I'd look in journals on your system and see what it says. Usually networking is setup fairly early in the boot process
 
Old 11-17-2017, 05:08 PM   #5
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I have a very strong signal and I am in the same room as the router plus nothing has changed recently regarding the signal quality.
Where & how do I access the journals please. Thank you
 
Old 11-17-2017, 05:09 PM   #6
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Should be able to find it in dmesg
 
Old 11-18-2017, 03:14 AM   #7
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if you want your wireless connection to be present immediately after booting, you should use systemd or netctl instead of networkmanager.
assuming 17.3 uses systemd already - if not, a sysvinit boot script i guess, or edit /etc/network/interfaces (iirc) directly.

yes, you should look at dmesg if there's low-level problems with wireless.

you can also look at
Code:
journalctl -b
(read man journalctl to understand what that is)
and maybe networkmanager has its own logging.
 
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I have only had this issue for a couple of weeks,
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Previously everything used to fire up straight away.
I would think it unlikely the use or otherwise of NM is relevant here. I think "immediately" may be open to interpretation. Any systemd service should have a dependency specification in need, and that is unlikely to have changed recently.
Something else at play - journalctl would be my start also.
 
  


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