Ubuntu Wireless Internet Drop Off Fix

I’ll admit it. My ancient netbook and my wife’s 2010-era Macbook Pro don’t have any problem reconnecting to wifi after resuming from suspend on Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Sadly, however, I keep hearing of other people who, despite various updates, seem to still be struggling with it. Therefore, I’m going to offer two potential solutions that should help.

Before we get to that, you might be wondering why this is happening. Usually, wifi drops happen due to an over-saturated wifi channel in the area, heat at your wifi card/dongle or power management gone rogue. On some rare occasions, it can be the driver itself. But usually it’s one of the issues previously mentioned. (Read the rest)