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    Default After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    Same old problem but I can't use a snapshot to go back. My TPLink adapter does not see my network after upgrading to 42.3 I did the upgrade from 42.2 to 42.3 following the example of HTTP://kamarada.github.io/en/2017/08.../#.WdAoVmhSzIU When I rebooted I had the same problem as in my last post https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...nger-functions. Is there no way to prevent this from happening when I upgrade? This is disheartening. I backed up data before I did the upgrade. Can this help me get my settings back so I can go on-line? The backup file is named Archive_Local Folders_inbox_2015-12-19.tar.bz2 It is located in my Home folder. Thanks for any help. I feared this would happen but I cannot refuse to upgrade because of this problem.


    Did I make the error following the advice of kamarada by deleting the TP link related repositories? Is this where I made my fatal error?

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    I got it straightened out by going back to my old rlt8187 adapter. I got connected and got my repositories back. Is this something that I will have to live with when I upgrade?

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    Question Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jdcart15 View Post
    I got it straightened out by going back to my old rlt8187 adapter.
    Does this mean that, you usually have another WiFi interface device for your system?
    And, if so, what?

    The Realtek rtl818x driver is part of the Linux kernel for quite a few years now. We need to know which WiFi interface device is "normally" used by your system.

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    Thank you for responding.

    Yes, I have an older spare adapter a RTL8187. It is probably 8 years old or older? I do not normally have this one connected. However, the kernel seems to recognize it better. I also have the higher performing TP-link (Archer T4U) that supports the high performing 802.11ac wifi. This is the one that I use on a regular basis. At the end of the upgrade, the system went dead (stopped responding) and I rebooted. I waited about 5 minutes before I rebooted. Maybe if I had waited longer I would have been OK and the system would have latched on to it? What do you think?

    Again, I thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jdcart15 View Post
    I also have the higher performing TP-link (Archer T4U) that supports the high performing 802.11ac wifi. This is the one that I use on a regular basis. At the end of the upgrade, the system went dead (stopped responding) and I rebooted. I waited about 5 minutes before I rebooted. Maybe if I had waited longer I would have been OK and the system would have latched on to it? What do you think?
    If the device is supported by a kernel driver it should have been available during boot.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 01-Oct-2017 at 16:01.

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    I also have the higher performing TP-link (Archer T4U) that supports the high performing 802.11ac wifi.
    Can you provide the chipset details for this device?

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    As far as I can tell, it's a RTL8812au

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2357:010d

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jdcart15 View Post
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2357:010d
    This chipset is supported by the rtl8812au driver, supplied by a third-party package eg

    https://software.opensuse.org/search...%3ALeap%3A42.2

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    Default Re: After upgrade to 42.3 I lost my wifi my only means to the internet

    I am sorry for not being clear. I am now using the 8812au adapter. But it did not initiate by itself after the upgrade. I had to get online with the old 8187 to get it working. Could it be that it just takes a super long time to be recognized and that I was too impatient? Is that a possibility?

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