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wlan/wifi connection dies and requires restart [not relevant]

asked 2014-01-05 14:20:47 +0300

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updated 2014-02-12 23:53:46 +0300

Need to restart phone approximately once a day because wifi dies and just shows a star on the signal indicator

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by JSEHV
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There are a lot of questions regarding connection issues, see https://together.jolla.com/question/6113/lots-of-connection-errors-while-on-wifi/ and https://together.jolla.com/question/4047/wifi-issues-sometimes-keeps-disconnecting-and-reconnecting/. If you think it is a duplicate, please close.

Neo ( 2014-01-05 16:01:51 +0300 )edit

I believe this is a separate issue as I don't get any reconnect - the star on the signal indicator is persistent.

mja ( 2014-01-05 18:30:24 +0300 )edit

for my case is show symbol wlan with ! (WiFi true available (other wifi product work well) but don't know why can't connect manually or automatic. just show problem with connection) slow work around, power off /on jolla

redge73 ( 2014-01-05 21:24:54 +0300 )edit

I had that now with both WLAN and MobileData - in my case connman hung itself and even crashed Settings

chemist ( 2014-02-06 12:29:48 +0300 )edit

I've seen this problem a couple of times since I upgraded to In my case the symptoms are a bit different: the WLAN icon doesn't show up at all, and if I go to Settings, System, WLAN and do "connect to Internet" it just says "Oops, couldn't find any networks", same for "search again". If I run 'ip addr' in Terminal, it says that interface wlan0 doesn't have an ip address, flags are No-CARRIER, BROADCAST, MULTICAST, UP, LOWER_UP and state is "DORMANT" (whatever that means). Going offline / online (flight mode) doesn't help either. However, doing (in Terminal) devel-su; rmmod wlan; modeprobe wlan helped (before I found that one I had to power-cycle the Jolla).

tingo ( 2014-05-05 23:39:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-06 01:21:17 +0300

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I don't need a reboot anymore: made an icon for it

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I just go to offline mode, and back online

teun ( 2014-02-06 07:43:36 +0300 )edit

Did that this morning and it did not work. It works different: in offline mode the wlan module was still loaded. My reset unloads the wlan module. My reset worked.

richhanz ( 2014-02-06 14:34:11 +0300 )edit

does not work, connman gets in a state where it cannot establish any connection, I don't know if it crashes dbus... last time (an hour ago) I was unable to side-swipe some apps including settings I did not want to close but events-view worked and from there I went back to console to reload the kernel module as I was in the middle of showing the device to someone... nothing helped in the short time so I rebooted.

chemist ( 2014-02-06 21:55:22 +0300 )edit

My script gives the jolla 20 secs to settle after unloading the module, before loading it again. The first times i didn't use the script - did it by hand the load went to 16+ and I saw the WiFi icon change

richhanz ( 2014-02-06 22:05:18 +0300 )edit

Tried (manually) devel-su; rmmod wlan; modproble wlan tonight. It worked - thanks!

tingo ( 2014-05-05 23:40:13 +0300 )edit

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