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Offline triwave

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Hi,

I have a small compter/server that I wish to be on 24/7 and it's only network connection is via WiFi

Problem is it disconnects from the wifi periodically (sometimes hours, sometimes days ...) and when it does I can only get it to reconnect by clicking through on screen prompts that are asking for the wifi password...  It's even filled in (but blurred out) so I don't actually enter the password I just click OK.

FWIW I have others devices connected 24/7 on same network and don't observer any issues with the network ... it seems to be with the PC however it didn't always do this. For a period of many months it was stable and always connected.

Anybody else observe this type of wifi behavior ? Ideas to correct it?

Thanks

** not sure how to add a .txt file attachment so here is the output of the commands for wifi debug info:

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sudo lspci -vnn | grep -i net
 
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-V [8086:153b] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Ethernet Connection I217-V [1458:e000]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1091] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet [1458:e000]
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 [8086:08b1] (rev 73)


sudo lshw -C network

  *-network                 
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection I217-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 19
       bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
       logical name: eno1
       version: 05
       serial: 74:d4:35:85:35:ab
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k firmware=0.13-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:30 memory:f0600000-f061ffff memory:f063d000-f063dfff ioport:f080(size=32)
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: enp2s0
       version: 10
       serial: 74:d4:35:85:35:bb
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=alx latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:19 memory:f0500000-f053ffff ioport:e000(size=128)
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: Wireless 7260
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlp3s0
       version: 73
       serial: fc:f8:ae:9b:73:46
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.4.0-47-generic firmware=17.948900127.0 ip=192.168.2.75 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:33 memory:f0400000-f0401fff


iwconfig

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlp3s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"my ssid goes here" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:5.2 GHz  Access Point: 84:16:F9:3C:DE:F2   
          Bit Rate=390 Mb/s   Tx-Power=22 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality=62/70  Signal level=-48 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:6  Invalid misc:1   Missed beacon:0

eno1      no wireless extensions.

wg0       no wireless extensions.


ifconfig

eno1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 74:d4:35:85:35:ab  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 20  memory 0xf0600000-f0620000 

enp2s0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 74:d4:35:85:35:bb  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 19 

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 1962650  bytes 1328666832 (1.3 GB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 1962650  bytes 1328666832 (1.3 GB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

wg0: flags=209<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP>  mtu 1420
        inet 10.0.0.3  netmask 255.255.255.0  destination 10.0.0.3
        unspec 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  txqueuelen 1000  (UNSPEC)
        RX packets 1157439  bytes 822110124 (822.1 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 1017805  bytes 151490628 (151.4 MB)
        TX errors 98  dropped 24553 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

wlp3s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.2.75  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.2.255
        inet6 fe80::fcc8:2a40:2e8f:9ea7  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether fc:f8:ae:9b:73:46  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 3378700  bytes 2520039085 (2.5 GB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 2934963  bytes 1706623570 (1.7 GB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0


sudo iwlist scan

wlp3s0    Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 84:16:F9:3C:DE:F2
                    Channel:40
                    Frequency:5.2 GHz (Channel 40)
                    Quality=60/70  Signal level=-50 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"Galoot_EXT"
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                              36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000036231c7e52e
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3592ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000A47616C6F6F745F455854
                    IE: Unknown: 01088C129824B048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 030128
                    IE: Unknown: 3C04011B2809
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A6E0016FF00000001000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1628070400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 0B0501000A127A
                    IE: Unknown: DD07000C4300000000
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320240910
                    IE: Unknown: BF0C2000C031FEFF2401FEFF2401
                    IE: Unknown: C005012A00FEFF
          Cell 02 - Address: 20:E5:2A:2B:75:C0
                    Channel:1
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=31/70  Signal level=-79 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"Heidelberg"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000067442237b6
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3944ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000A48656964656C62657267
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0104
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050B003C0000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AAD1917FFFFFF0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080100080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD7C0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010F387D52EC109CDF5C6EDBE115B0BAC311021000D4E4554474541522C20496E632E10230005523633303010240005523633303010420004343533361054000800060050F2040001101100055236333030100800020004103C0001031049000600372A000120
                    IE: Unknown: DD09001018020B001C0000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101880003A4000027A400004243BC0062326600
          Cell 03 - Address: 48:DD:0C:81:35:05
                    Channel:1
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=38/70  Signal level=-72 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"BZAZeero"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=0000006f6a1ae5fe
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3944ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 0008425A415A6565726F
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1E
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 3B025100
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AEF121BFFFF000000000000000000000100000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601001500000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400000200000040
                    IE: Unknown: BF0CB2398033FAFF0000FAFF0000
                    IE: Unknown: C005000300FCFF
                    IE: Unknown: C302003C
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
          Cell 04 - Address: 60:38:E0:CA:4A:E9
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=51/70  Signal level=-59 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"Galoot"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000003631ae140bd
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3752ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000647616C6F6F74
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030106
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A6F0817FFFFFF0001000000000000000000000000001FFF071800
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1606070600000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 330C200102030405060708090A0B
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A00B400C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080100000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: BF0C32798B33EAFF0000EAFF0000
                    IE: Unknown: C005000000C0FF
                    IE: Unknown: DD06005043030000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 7F06000000020040
                    IE: Unknown: DD900050F204104A0001101044000102103B0001031047001000EEF80A652D684C9CED109AFAF28D9D1021000C4C696E6B7379732C204C4C431023000A5752543332303041434D1024000A5752543332303041434D1042000E31393831313630423730333239311054000800060050F20400011011000647616C6F6F7410080002200C103C0001011049000600372A000120
          Cell 05 - Address: 1C:F2:9A:DD:45:13
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=28/70  Signal level=-82 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"SDL"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000000dbc90d2001
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3780ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000353444C
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030106
                    IE: Unknown: 050400020000
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1E
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 46057200000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3B025100
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AED111BFFFF000000000000000000000100000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1606000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400080200000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C0408BF0CB2398133FAFF0000FAFF0000C005000000FCFF
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0CF4F5E805020100000000000E
          Cell 06 - Address: 60:38:E0:CA:4A:EA
                    Channel:36
                    Frequency:5.18 GHz (Channel 36)
                    Quality=28/70  Signal level=-82 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"Galoot5"
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                              36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000003631b256e32
                    Extra: Last beacon: 3600ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000747616C6F6F7435
                    IE: Unknown: 01088C129824B048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 030124
                    IE: Unknown: 074B5553202401112801112C01113001113401183801183C011840011864011E68011E6C011E70011E74011E78011E7C011E80011E84011E88011E8C011E9501179901179D0117A10117A50117
                    IE: Unknown: 200103
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A6F0817FFFFFF0001000000000000000000000000001FFF071800
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1624050400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 331A8024282C3034383C4064686C7074787C8084888C9095999DA1A5
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080000000000000040
                    IE: Unknown: BF0C32798B33EAFF0000EAFF0000
                    IE: Unknown: C005012A00C0FF
                    IE: Unknown: C30402121212
                    IE: Unknown: DD06005043030000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 7F06000000020040
                    IE: Unknown: DD900050F204104A0001101044000102103B0001031047001000EEF80A652D684C9CED109AFAF28D9D1021000C4C696E6B7379732C204C4C431023000A5752543332303041434D1024000A5752543332303041434D1042000E31393831313630423730333239311054000800060050F20400011011000647616C6F6F7410080002200C103C0001021049000600372A000120
          Cell 07 - Address: 8C:59:73:35:E2:09
                    Channel:161
                    Frequency:5.805 GHz
                    Quality=29/70  Signal level=-81 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"CenturyLink1414_5G"
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                              36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000001176f01b107
                    Extra: Last beacon: 332ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 001243656E747572794C696E6B313431345F3547
                    IE: Unknown: 01088C129824B048606C
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 0B050700210000
                    IE: Unknown: 42020000
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AEF0117FFFFFFFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D16A1071600000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080400080000000040
                    IE: Unknown: BF0CB2698B0FAAFF0000AAFF0000
                    IE: Unknown: C005019B000000
                    IE: Unknown: C30402020202
                    IE: Unknown: DD7B0050F204104A0001101044000102103B0001031047001000000000000000000000000000000000102100055A7958454C1023000643333030305A1024000643333030305A1042000839363332363847571054000800060050F20400011011000643333030305A10080002200C103C0001031049000600372A000120
                    IE: Unknown: DD0500904C0417
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180207001C0000
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101040003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00

eno1      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wg0       Interface doesn't support scanning.

rfkill list

0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

« Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 04:27:49 pm by triwave »

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Re: WiFi Disconnects and Doesn't Reconnect Until Password is Entered
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 12:26:18 pm »
Hi triwave, I'm wondering if a cronjob could be developed to activate wifi on a regular basis, like every 30 minutes. Maybe someone more familiar with setting up cronjobs could say more about it. The fellow that helped me set one up to clear up free memory is no longer with us RIP, but surely someone could take a try. Good luck. :)
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