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    Alright, I installed the oldest firmware from the OSS repo. I'll see if it helps, but I'm skeptical. It's been a problem since I got this laptop, although it does sometimes go for long stretches without any problems. Should I submit this as a bug on kernel.org?

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    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    Alright, I installed the oldest firmware from the OSS repo. I'll see if it helps, but I'm skeptical. It's been a problem since I got this laptop, although it does sometimes go for long stretches without any problems. Should I submit this as a bug on kernel.org?
    Yes, I would.

    FWIW, a similar Ubuntu thread (one of many).
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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Yes, I would.

    FWIW, a similar Ubuntu thread (one of many).
    Thanks. I've been considering the same solution as that poster, just install an Intel wifi card. Path of least resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    Thanks. I've been considering the same solution as that poster, just install an Intel wifi card. Path of least resistance.
    I didn't notice that comment from the OP. It was just a pointer to others having similar issues with the same hardware/firmware. However, I'd probably do the same with switching to something that works - life is too short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    Thanks. I've been considering the same solution as that poster, just install an Intel wifi card. Path of least resistance.
    Check whether you can use PCIe card with another chip. White list may be in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    Check whether you can use PCIe card with another chip. White list may be in place.
    Yep, seems to work fine. The Intel card has about 100Mbps higher throughput as well. Much easier than dealing with the issues from the Qualcomm card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    Yep, seems to work fine. The Intel card has about 100Mbps higher throughput as well. Much easier than dealing with the issues from the Qualcomm card.
    Glad to read of your success with this.
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    I am no expert so please bear with me.
    But maybe this could be useful for you.

    I have Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter.
    The driver is ath9k.
    The operating system i am currently running is: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 15.2 (20210429).
    linux computer 5.12.0-1-default #1 SMP Mon Apr 26 04:25:46 UTC 2021 (5d43652) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    I have the same behavior as you have.
    And it happened with previous version of kernel too (5.11).

    I have changed the network manager to wicked.
    It works much better, it still happens but very rarely now.
    Maybe you should try it out, see if it works for you.


    Regards,
    Gigi Horhota


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    Thanks for the info, at least I know I wasn't the only one having that problem. However, I swapped out the Atheros card for an Intel card, and I have no more problems. Wifi connects almost instantly now rather than waiting for several seconds and I've had zero issues with it not connecting. It's also faster.

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