Wifi problem
#1
Hi,

I'm playing with my Pinephone for few days. I'm mainly trying Ubuntu Touch for now.

I have not found a better place to ask questions so I do it here.

I have a problem with wifi which, for some reason, stops working.
Once it has stopped working, the only solution I've found is to reflash the SD card. Then, it works again untill it stops again.
When the wifi is not functionnal, ifconfig shows only loopback interface.
Any workaround ?
Maybe a console command to reinit software ?

Regards,
Nicolas
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#2
I have no solution, but I can link to the ubports support forum:

https://forums.ubports.com/category/37/support

Good luck!
"- is there already a tool for overclocking it desperately?" 
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#3
can you check if you have same problem as here stated: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8822
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#4
(01-31-2020, 02:49 AM)vrabac Wrote: can you check if you have same problem as here stated: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8822

Mhmmm... not sure.
My wifi network is configured to use WPA-PSK/TKIP, not WPA2.

"ip link show wlan0" says the interface is down.

"sudo ip link set wlan0 up" says
RTNETLINK answers : Operation not possible due to RF-kill

"rfkill list" says
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
            Soft blocked: yes
            Hard blocked: no

Then :
"sudo rfkill unblock 0" is ok.
"sudo ip link set wlan0 up" is ok.
"sudo iw wlan0 scan" shows my wifi network.

Then, I don't know what to do.

(01-30-2020, 02:21 PM)murak Wrote: I have no solution, but I can link to the ubports support forum:

https://forums.ubports.com/category/37/support

Good luck!

Thanks, I'll visit it.
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#5
My wifi suddenly stopped working after sometime, but i got wifi working again after entering the folowing comments:

Open the terminal app and enter:

sudo nmcli radio wifi off
sudo nmcli radio wifi on
sudo reboot now

The pinephone reboots and I can connect with wifi again.
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#6
(02-03-2020, 02:36 PM)PinePhoneCoder Wrote: My wifi suddenly stopped working after sometime, but i got wifi working again after entering the folowing comments:

Open the terminal app and enter:

sudo nmcli radio wifi off
sudo nmcli radio wifi on
sudo reboot now

The pinephone reboots and I can connect with wifi again.

Thanks for this.
In my case wifi blocks, after I start the modem (following the tutorial: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8923)
Your comments and reboot seem to resolve it.
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#7
(02-03-2020, 02:36 PM)PinePhoneCoder Wrote: My wifi suddenly stopped working after sometime, but i got wifi working again after entering the folowing comments:

Open the terminal app and enter:

sudo nmcli radio wifi off
sudo nmcli radio wifi on
sudo reboot now

The pinephone reboots and I can connect with wifi again.

This is the only solution I have found thus-far. However, it's a recurring proplem for me. Does the WiFi keep randomly dying for anyone else?
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#8
I had the same issue as Verritus, wifi stopped working shortly after manually activating the modem.

PinePhoneCoder's solution seems to have resolved it for the time being.
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#9
I have the same issue.   You are not alone!   Confused
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#10
I had the same issue. I software turned off the WiFi and it never came back up.

https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone

This is a good place to see if others are having similar issues. If it isn't in there, I suggest making this a new issue on gitlab.

Edit: this appears to be a known issue:

https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-por.../issues/16
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