Wifi connexion drops

Hello ! I am running a tumbleweed distro + KDE, everything up to date.

I am encountering an issue with the wifi. When I am downloading a big file/game, 1 or 2 times per minute, the wifi connection seems to turn off. It seems that when I click on the network manager icone (down right), the connection restarts as if the wifi was temporary in sleep mode… Do you know how to solve this problem ?

Thanks a lot for answering :slight_smile:

Hello @Madman, does you look in your journalctl log?
(You can try to start a terminal with journalctl -f and stop it when your WiFi drops connection)

you can also:

  • check with iw dev the txpower
  • check on google if your wifi card has some issue with your current kernel (wifi model: lspci -nnk | grep -A2 0280, kernel: uname -a)

Let us know

Hello and thank you for your answer. Here is what I got with journalctl -f.

When encountering a connection drop :

ct. 03 18:18:23 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: This plugin does not support raise()
oct. 03 18:18:25 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kscreen/contents/ui/InhibitionHint.qml:27:5: QML Label: Binding loop detected for property "verticalAlignment"
oct. 03 18:18:26 localhost.localdomain wireplumber[2077]: <WpSiNode:0x558ce8a120d0> Object activation aborted: proxy destroyed
oct. 03 18:18:26 localhost.localdomain wireplumber[2077]: <WpSiNode:0x558ce8a120d0> failed to activate item: Object activation aborted: proxy destroyed
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb92de20: unknown peer 0x5567cb92e760 fd:78
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb39d440: unknown peer 0x5567cb5626e0 fd:68
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb1b6960: unknown peer 0x5567cb342820 fd:59
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb1b6960: unknown peer 0x5567cb5626e0 fd:61
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb84dc10: unknown peer 0x5567cb39c690 fd:68
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb83b060: unknown peer 0x5567cb5619f0 fd:70
oct. 03 18:18:54 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb84edd0: unknown peer 0x5567cb8cc6d0 fd:82
oct. 03 18:18:56 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kscreen/contents/ui/InhibitionHint.qml:27:5: QML Label: Binding loop detected for property "verticalAlignment"
oct. 03 18:19:26 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kscreen/contents/ui/InhibitionHint.qml:27:5: QML Label: Binding loop detected for property "verticalAlignment"
oct. 03 18:19:32 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: This plugin does not support raise()
oct. 03 18:19:32 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: This plugin does not support raise()
oct. 03 18:19:33 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[3998]: BRefreshApplicationsInLibrary 1: 0ms
oct. 03 18:19:33 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[3998]: BuildCompleteAppOverviewChange: 346 apps
oct. 03 18:19:56 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kscreen/contents/ui/InhibitionHint.qml:27:5: QML Label: Binding loop detected for property "verticalAlignment"
oct. 03 18:20:09 localhost.localdomain wireplumber[2077]: <WpSiNode:0x558ce8a125d0> Object activation aborted: proxy destroyed
oct. 03 18:20:09 localhost.localdomain wireplumber[2077]: <WpSiNode:0x558ce8a125d0> failed to activate item: Object activation aborted: proxy destroyed
oct. 03 18:20:09 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb9334e0: unknown peer 0x5567cb8ce280 fd:102
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:11 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: kwin_screencast: Dropping a screencast frame because the compositor is slow
oct. 03 18:20:12 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb85d6f0: unknown peer 0x5567cb92e5e0 fd:61

Just after, when retrieving connection :

oct. 03 18:20:25 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: This plugin does not support raise()
oct. 03 18:20:26 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kscreen/contents/ui/InhibitionHint.qml:27:5: QML Label: Binding loop detected for property "verticalAlignment"
oct. 03 18:20:28 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb85e210: unknown peer 0x5567cb92e5e0 fd:69
oct. 03 18:20:28 localhost.localdomain pipewire[2075]: mod.client-node: 0x5567cb83b2c0: unknown peer 0x5567cb92e5e0 fd:67
oct. 03 18:20:30 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[3998]: BRefreshApplicationsInLibrary 1: 0ms
oct. 03 18:20:31 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[3998]: BuildCompleteAppOverviewChange: 346 apps
oct. 03 18:20:49 localhost.localdomain kwin_wayland[1649]: This plugin does not support raise()
oct. 03 18:20:56 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.kscreen/contents/ui/InhibitionHint.qml:27:5: QML Label: Binding loop detected for property "verticalAlignment"
oct. 03 18:21:01 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: Only C and default locale supported with the posix collation implementation
oct. 03 18:21:01 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: Only C and default locale supported with the posix collation implementation
oct. 03 18:21:01 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: Case insensitive sorting unsupported in the posix collation implementation
oct. 03 18:21:01 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: Numeric mode unsupported in the posix collation implementation
oct. 03 18:21:05 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: QQmlComponent: Created graphical object was not placed in the graphics scene.
oct. 03 18:21:05 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: QQmlComponent: Created graphical object was not placed in the graphics scene.
oct. 03 18:21:05 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: QQmlComponent: Created graphical object was not placed in the graphics scene.
oct. 03 18:21:05 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: QQmlComponent: Created graphical object was not placed in the graphics scene.
oct. 03 18:21:05 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: QQmlComponent: Created graphical object was not placed in the graphics scene.
oct. 03 18:21:05 localhost.localdomain Enpass[1981]: QQmlComponent: Created graphical object was not placed in the graphics scene.
oct. 03 18:21:10 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.taskmanager/contents/ui/ToolTipInstance.qml:278:9: QML Image: Error decoding: https://mega.io/fr/desktop: Impossible de lire les données de l'image
oct. 03 18:21:11 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: file:///usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.taskmanager/contents/ui/ToolTipInstance.qml:278:9: QML Image: Error decoding: https://mega.io/fr/desktop: Impossible de lire les données de l'image
oct. 03 18:21:11 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[1808]: QString::arg: 2 argument(s) missing in enpass
oct. 03 18:21:11 localhost.localdomain plasmashell[20478]: qt.qpa.plugin: Could not find the Qt platform plugin "wayland" in ""

Have a look in the KDE settings in the chapter Powermode and see if it does something after around 30 seconds. Then have a look at the bottompart of the same page where you can see what happens with the wifi.

Hello ! My bad, it seems that the problem was coming from my hardware, no soft involved here (or it was software and some update fixed it). Thanks for your answers ! :slight_smile:

Sorry, it is my first post : is there a system of “closing post” ?