On the older 32-bit laptop (Packard Bell EasyNote MX ALP-AJAX GN), where initially Windows XP was installed, the computer connects seamlessly using wifi with routers (tested on 2 routers).
Unfortunately, when I run Manjaro on the same laptop (Manjaro32 or older Manjaro..i686) or other Linux (tested 3 other distros) I can not connect using wifi with router / Internet.
Hopefully, you can help me to solve this issue.
The system correctly shows both the wireless network card and the proper driver for it:
Network: Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: 02:92:95:62:d0:8b
Card-2: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
IF: enp6s7 state: down mac: 00:18:f3:32:e1:2d
I tried to test different network encryption methods, including the option "open network - no encryption", but always (on 2 different routers) after a dozen seconds of attempting to connect, the message: "Network connection has been disconnected" pops up.
The same happens when I define and initiate a wifi connection using
wlp3s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=15 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off lo no wireless extensions. enp6s7 no wireless extensions.
I tested the issue on SIM cards of two other ISPs and the problem still occurs.
Based on this article, I tried to disable "iwl3945" hardware scan and installed the
wicd package but the problem still occurs.
For testing, I created an open WIFI server: SSID = 'testOpen97'.
- I did a system restart at 22:29:48,
- a manual attempt to connect to testOpen97 around 22:31:11,
- as I guess at 22:31:26 there is a message that the connection failed.
Below is the full log of this 3-minute session:
sudo journalctl -b
And below is a truncated log from this session, showing only events possibly related to the network, wifi and errors:
sudo journalctl -b | grep -iE 'iwl | NetworkManager | wlp3s0 | error'
I hope someone will find something in these logs.
I do not know if this has something to do with my wifi problem, but I see that when the system boots up, an error message appears in the first line, as below:
[FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules. See "systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service" for details.
And this command gives the result:
systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service ● systemd-modules-load.service - Load Kernel Modules Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-modules-load.service; static; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2018-12-26 13:28:28 CET; 9min ago Docs: man:systemd-modules-load.service(8) man:modules-load.d(5) Process: 493 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-modules-load (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 493 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) gru 26 13:28:28 pcl systemd: Starting Load Kernel Modules... gru 26 13:28:28 pcl systemd: systemd-modules-load.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE gru 26 13:28:28 pcl systemd: systemd-modules-load.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. gru 26 13:28:28 pcl systemd: Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.