[xubuntu-users] Sudden loss of WiFi during updating

David Walland davidwalland at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 13 06:08:35 UTC 2015

Dear Jordan,

I've since done this and it does show up.  I'm using 12.04 because I both
like it and it runs better than 14.04 on these machines, but on the Ubuntu
support area there's someone who had the same problem - also with an Intel
2200 board - on 14.04 and followed the suggestions as far as I could
without success.

I wish I understood all the various commands, but as yet, I've not really
got my head round them (it takes so much longer when you are older).

The update was downloading/installing Google chrome major update (10s of MB
download) when the wifi suddenly failed.  As I say, the wifi board works
perfectly under Win XP (indeed I'm using the actual computer now with the
XP HDD in it to write this).

I assume that something has corrupted the driver(s) and I need to reload

When I click on the eternally running attempt to link with either our
(Virgin Superwimp) hub or the repeater, the system sees it perfectly but
can't link with it.  It behaves as though the password is absent.



PS  Michelle, I've spent some time getting the machine loaded and exactly
as I want it and I'm reluctant to reload from scratch, which was my first

On 12 August 2015 at 23:42, JMZ <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
> Type lspci | less and see if the network card shows up on the list.  Look
> for a term like "Network Controller" or similar.
> Jordan
> On 08/12/2015 06:19 PM, Michele Mor wrote:
> Hi David.
> If you don't have much personal data, or if you can do a backup I would
> simply use a new version of Xubuntu and reinstall everything formatting the
> HD.
> I know that it's quite drastic, but probably quicker than trying to fix
> things!
> Michele
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM, David Walland <
> davidwalland at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I was updating my Xubuntu this morning when it announced that it had
>> failed to download and stopped.  Since then I haven't been able to
>> reconnect to WiFi.  It continually tries then asks for the password for the
>> wifi, repeated ad nauseum.
>> Now I have two identical laptops, so, knowing the other has a perfect,
>> identical, wifi board, I swapped the HDDs over, only to discover:
>> a) The other machine with the Xubuntu SSD transplanted now can't connect
>> to WiFi, although it could when it was running Win XP
>> and
>> b) the computer that couldn't connect under Xubuntu, happily connects
>> when running Win XP!
>> So the problem *has* to lie in the Xubuntu system.  This is my "Notebook"
>> and I will need it running next Monday and Tuesday, as I'm on a course then.
>> Here's the system details:
>> The machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (yes I know it's virtually
>> scrap - that's why I can use it as my Workbook, it's not even worth
>> stealing!)
>> It has been upgraded to a Pentium 4 and has 1 GB memory and an 80 GB SSD.
>> The WiFi Board is an Intel 2200 one.
>> The system is running Xubuntu 12.04 (personal taste).
>> I'm still a fairly new newbie and would appreciate fullest explanations
>> of how to sort this out (please talk down to me!!!) and how to generate any
>> further information the list might need to help me.
>> I am wondering if the drivers have been corrupted and if so, how to
>> remove and re-install them.  The system runs fine on a wired connection.
>> Thanks in anticipation,
>> David Walland
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