|20 Jan 2020|
|17:18:55||TheFrenchGhosty||Guys, since some days I have some issue with my laptop dropping connection for 1 seconds every minutes when I use it (it works correctly when idling even with the same softwares open) I don't know if this is my VPN or my laptop internal wifi adapter that broke. I tried to use to switch to multiples VPN servers and the problem keeps happening so I'm guessing that it's an issue with the adapter I had some (unrelated) massive connection issue for weeks before where the connection dropped globally every 30 seconds and since then this appeared so I suspect that this caused the problem, any idea how I can debug this? (mainly see what the kernel/firmware see when the connection drop)|
In reply to @thefrenchghosty:privacytools.ioYou could use Wireshark if all else fails. I'm unaware of any Linux program that does the same.
|17:23:28||TheFrenchGhosty||I don't think wireshark can see problems coming from the hardware|
In reply to @thefrenchghosty:privacytools.ioI had an issue like this in the past with my Ethernet adapter dropping packets. When it happens you will see a bunch of retransmits in Wireshark or tcp connections try to reestablish or beacons disappear. I swapped the adapter with a pcie card and the issue went away.
dmesg is filled with:
I guess that's related, any idea guys?
|17:31:09||TheFrenchGhosty||I actually have a USB adapter available, I just want to know if the issue is software or hardware related before setting it up|
|17:33:19||MegaArthur||Or a faulty driver|
|17:33:27||MegaArthur||* Or a faulty driver|
|17:33:28||MegaArthur||~~Or a faulty router~~|
|17:33:41||TheFrenchGhosty||No problem on my desktop|
|17:34:41||TheFrenchGhosty||I will try to reinstall/reset my VPN app and see if this still happen|
|17:34:44||MegaArthur||* ~~Or a faulty router~~|
|17:35:01||TheFrenchGhosty||I don't think that's the case though|
In reply to @thefrenchghosty:privacytools.ioDo you have multiple aps?
In reply to @blushedpenguin:matrix.orgI have a spare USB one, so that's really not a big deal
In reply to @thefrenchghosty:privacytools.ioI ment multiple access point at your location. It looks like you got disconnected and when it grabbed the next available ap it failed to authenticate so it jumped back. I can't remember the name of the protocol but some Cisco aps can be setup to disconnect a user below a certain db threshold so they connect to a better ap. It works great unless the app you connect to is misconfigured.
In reply to @blushedpenguin:matrix.orgOh yeah, I suppose there are multiples since this is a connection for my whole building, but still it doesn't happen in other wireless devices (phone/tablet)
In reply to @thefrenchghosty:privacytools.ioIt could be you just don't notice it since they don't use the vpn. There is some extra time for your vpn to establish a connection I would bet. Have you tried some diagnostics from other devices?
|18:03:54||TheFrenchGhosty||Nope since I don't have any issue|
In reply to @thefrenchghosty:privacytools.ioI would definitely say that's your problem then. The only way to know for sure is to check the wlan controller logs. If possible I would move to the other side of the building and test it.
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