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    Hi there!
    I have this strange broblem.After a system restart wifi stops working.I tried with antix b2 and 17.4.1.Tried connman,ceni, wicd and network manager also.I need to shutdown and start system to get wifi back.Now i have antix helen keller with networkmanager frugal installed with mx.Any ideas?


    I’ve noClue what your problem is or might even be, but …

    I need to shutdown and start system to get wifi back.

    … no, you don’t.

    One of those commands …

    sudo ip link set wlan0 down
    sudo ip link set wlan0 up


    sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

    … should be able to restart the WiFi interface.

    Also see:
    Set Wifi automatic


    Thanks for the workaround @noClue.


    Unfortunately these commands failed to restart wifi.Restart networking or networkmanager also fails to get wifi back.Shutdown and start system only works.


    As Wi-Fi is working upon restart, it’s probably not a HW damage, all through it might be some quirk like the one I had once with one of my Windows machines: Wi-Fi driver entered a sleep mode and never waked up. Yeah, Windows is screwed, but Linux even much more so …

    Three ideas …

    1. Restarting WiFi interface didn’t help …

    2. Restart networking:

    sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

    Or — first stop it and then start it again:

    sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop
    sudo /etc/init.d/networking start

    3. Reload a driver:

    That one is not that easy … first you’ll have to find out some specs about your PC:

    inxi -F

    ‘Network’ part of output will give you some idea about your HW.

    Afterwards, you’ll have to find which exact driver is striking and reload it manually as described here:

    way to find the specific driver name

    If it still doesn’t work, change the OS or the PC …

    What happens once, might happen again and that’s not what one computer is supposed to do — be unreliable.

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