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Offline XE1UFO

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WIFI NOT CONNECTING SOLVED
« on: April 04, 2020, 04:28:33 pm »
Hello, my friends. Greetings from central Mexico.

I am no expert, but I have been addicted to Linux for many years, ever since Mandrake 7.3.  :D

I want to share this, in case somebody else has a similar problem.

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 330 which I gladly recieved as a gift about 10 days ago. I did not like the fact that the hard drive was only 120 GB. However, it has an M.2 slot, into which I mounted a 1-terabyte WD drive. Awesome!

My problem began today, when I upgraded the kernel using the totally-amazing UKUU (Ubuntu Kernel Updating Utility). Suddenly my wifi could see several connections, but never connect to any of them, no matter what. The solution was simple. On startup, I sellect the seccond option from the boot loader to give me Linux choices, and sellect an older kernel. It connects to wifi with no problems at all.

I also had this very same problem on my Lenovo X260, with the latest UKUU-provided kernal not allowing connections.

The newer kernels which UKUU provided also fixed previous connection problems with my Bluetooth headsets.

Hopefully this info will help somebody else.

Be very blessed and coronavirus-free.



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Re: WIFI NOT CONNECTING SOLVED
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 01:57:41 am »
Hi XE1UFO,

Welcome to the forum. Thank you very much for your tip -- I am sure that it could help others with Wifi connection problems (or at least be another option for them to try).  8)

Regards,

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