Wifi missing from Network Manager

Hello Garuda users.

please point me in the right direction here.

Installed garuda , this time ona new laptop -best install experience so far - and its looking nicer than ever -good job on Octopi!!
After 3 days its working as I need, but today after unplugging the network cable and moving to another part of the house, all the wifi connections that were already saved - and viewable in configuration tab - have disappeared.

I moved back to the ethernet connection, yet the wifi still doesnt come back ?

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╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 6.0.10-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=16cd540c-8d12-402c-ac97-5bae937a0268 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=0afd44b9-bcaa-4e95-9336-c5fa7bc4f5a9 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ROG Strix G713RW_G713RW v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G713RW v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: G713RW.314 date: 04/19/2022
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.6 Wh (41.0%) condition: 91.8/90.0 Wh (102.0%)
volts: 14.5 min: 15.9 model: AS3GWAF3KC GA50358 type: Unknown
serial: <filter> status: discharging
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x44 (68) stepping: 1 microcode: 0xA404101
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1878 high: 3300 min/max: 1600/4934 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1372 2: 1376
3: 1600 4: 1600 5: 1600 6: 1600 7: 1600 8: 1600 9: 1600 10: 1600 11: 1600
12: 1600 13: 1403 14: 3300 15: 3300 16: 3300 bogomips: 105400
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [Geforce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 520.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:24a0 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Rembrandt [Radeon 680M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu
v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: eDP-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1681
class-ID: 0300 temp: 56.0 C
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu,nvidia
unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa dri: radeonsi
gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: BOE Display 0x0a69 built: 2021
res: 2560x1440 hz: 240 dpi: 171 gamma: 1.2 size: 381x214mm (15x8.43")
diag: 437mm (17.2") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (rembrandt
LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.48 6.0.10-zen2-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228b class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_pci_acp6x v: kernel
alternate: snd_pci_acp3x,snd_rn_pci_acp3x,snd_pci_acp5x,snd_acp_pci,snd_rpl_pci_acp6x,snd_sof_amd_renoir
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 05:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2
class-ID: 0480
Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.10-zen2-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.60 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel
pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: MEDIATEK vendor: AzureWave driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie:
gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:7922
class-ID: 0280
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 42.88 GiB (4.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron model: 2450 MTFDKBA1T0TFK
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: V5MA010 temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 42.88 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 42.88 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 42.88 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 42.88 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 33.68 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 30.62 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 63.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 58.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info:
Processes: 347 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 4 Memory: 30.62 GiB used: 2.15 GiB (7.0%)
Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1414 libs: 441 tools: octopi,paru
Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
System install date:     2022-11-25
Last full system update: 2022-11-29
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

I have updated and rebooted.

Please can someone run a quick eye over this and maybe point me in the right direction...is it garauda or do I have a hardware issue?

Thankyou

Have you tried other kernels such as linux-lts (and headers)?

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Do you have the most recent bios update installed?

Are you dual booting Windows?

Was your wifi working without issues prior to your most recent update?

If you recently updated and your wifi broke afterwards an update may have caused this. As your posted inxi output indicates you recently updated, you need to check on which packages were recently updated. Network related packages, and kernel or firmware updates are the most likely to cause new problems. You can view the list of updates in Garuda Assistant. Pease post the list of your most recent updates.

Unfortunately, it could be the fact that you are using an adapter that is known to have many issues when using Linux. The
mt7921e driver is rather new and it is still having many teething issues. Unfortunately all the bugs have yet to be worked out with the mt7921e driver.

A search of the forum will reveal many reported problems with this wifi adapter:

https://forum.garudalinux.org/search?q=mt7921e%20wifi%20asus

Your wifi properties are not being reported in your inxi output correctly. This would point to an issue with the kernel, or your bios/firmware.

Be sure to test at least three alternate kernels including the LTS & mainline.

You may also want to test the linux-frmware-git package for any improvements.

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Hi thanks for your reply, much appreciated.

I had read the numerous posts about this problem and this was suggested and in some cases brings success, but I find this rather drastic.

I have more info to add.

this time I shut the laptop down. Then removed network cable. Then moved location. Then started laptop - wifi is now visible at boot.

I changed nothing -this is an order of input/disconnect issue and someone with intimate knowledge of garuda may be able to use this, i hope :wink:

This fits with other users posts re this issue.

BIOS - I have just DL , not yet installed

Not dual booting.

Yes. Its been working without issue from first boot.

I had read those threads and i just felt the issue was something simple rather than being complicated.....and then I stumbled across the workaround.

I will update the BIOS and test some more....but the work around , if its proves 100% to work, will do for now.

If the issue persists I will try some of the other kernels.

Also I just noted during this issue - the Bluetooth module becomes unavailable - it has also returned with the wifi.

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Yes I noticed the absent bluetooth as well on your inxi output. I would make a bios backup and save it to a drive. That way your customized bios settings can be restored quickly after an update, (or if you lose your wifi again). If you lose your wifi/ Bluetooth again and have problems getting it back I would recommend the following:

  1. Reboot
  2. Reset your bios to the factory default settings.
  3. Restore your bios settings from the backup you made.
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Thought to run inxi again as BT and wifi are working -compare the difference

╭─[email protected] in 
╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 6.0.10-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=16cd540c-8d12-402c-ac97-5bae937a0268 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=0afd44b9-bcaa-4e95-9336-c5fa7bc4f5a9 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ROG Strix G713RW_G713RW v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G713RW v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: G713RW.314 date: 04/19/2022
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 72.0 Wh (82.0%) condition: 87.8/90.0 Wh (97.5%)
volts: 15.7 min: 15.9 model: AS3GWAF3KC GA50358 type: Unknown
serial: <filter> status: discharging
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x44 (68) stepping: 1 microcode: 0xA404101
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1680 high: 3300 min/max: 1600/4934 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 3300 2: 1600
3: 1600 4: 1600 5: 1600 6: 1600 7: 1600 8: 1600 9: 1600 10: 1600 11: 1600
12: 1600 13: 1397 14: 1600 15: 1397 16: 1600 bogomips: 105400
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 [Geforce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 520.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:24a0 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Rembrandt [Radeon 680M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu
v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: eDP-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1681
class-ID: 0300 temp: 32.0 C
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu,nvidia
unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa dri: radeonsi
gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: BOE Display 0x0a69 built: 2021
res: 2560x1440 hz: 240 dpi: 171 gamma: 1.2 size: 381x214mm (15x8.43")
diag: 437mm (17.2") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (rembrandt
LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.48 6.0.10-zen2-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228b class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_pci_acp6x v: kernel
alternate: snd_pci_acp3x,snd_rn_pci_acp3x,snd_pci_acp5x,snd_acp_pci,snd_rpl_pci_acp6x,snd_sof_amd_renoir
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 05:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2
class-ID: 0480
Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.10-zen2-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.60 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel
pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: MEDIATEK vendor: AzureWave driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie:
gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:7922
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: IMC Networks Wireless_Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 13d3:3568 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 41.36 GiB (4.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron model: 2450 MTFDKBA1T0TFK
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: V5MA010 temp: 22.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 41.36 GiB (4.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 41.36 GiB (4.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 41.36 GiB (4.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 919.89 GiB size: 919.89 GiB (100.00%)
used: 41.36 GiB (4.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 33.68 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 30.62 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 38.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 34.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info:
Processes: 416 Uptime: 5h 4m wakeups: 22 Memory: 30.62 GiB
used: 3.89 GiB (12.7%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1416
libs: 442 tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
System install date:     2022-11-25
Last full system update: 2022-11-29
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

On another thread I noticed this post of yours:

If you feel that your wifi and Ethernet are conflicting, you may want to try setting different static IP addresses for each adapter. This may help avoid conflicts.

You could also try disabling your Ethernet in your bios when you are not using it. Unfortunately not all bios have this feature.

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