Here is some background info

My Chip : Intel 7265 wireless chip.

My OS: eOS loki

My kernel: 4.8.0-39-generic x86_64

My wifi will down after waking up from a long suspend. Within network manager, all the wireless networks are gone. I cannot signin to any wireless network.

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lshw -C network output goes here

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This seems a rather frequent problem in ubuntu 16.04 on which Loki is based (askubuntu question: 16.04 LTS wifi connection issues) and it happened very often on my system.

You can try other answers under that askubuntu question, but for me it got less frequent (I guess) after following this answer .

What it says is:

  1. Get details of your PCI wireless card by running sudo lshw -class network
  2. Get your card model info according to the product line. For instance, as you can see in the question description it says product: RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter so the model of my card is RTL8723BE
  3. Open or create /etc/pm/config.d/config and add SUSPEND_MODULES="rtl8723be"(replace rtl8723be with your own model number) Then run echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf and reboot.

It rarely happens now and when it does I use the command service network-manager restart.

That can be associated with a shortcut key. I prefer a desktop launcher to run from Slingshot:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/restart_wifi.desktop


[Desktop Entry]
Name=Restart Wifi
Exec=bash -c 'service network-manager restart'

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