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The solution to Ubuntu 20.04 internet slow down after suspend or screen lock

One thing I've noticed on Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is that the internet grinned down to a halt after waking up the computer from a suspended state (e.g. after locking computer).

The solution

Prevent Wifi sleep mode.

$ cat /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf
wifi.powersave = 3
  • pico /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf.
  • Change WiFi.powersave from 2 to 3 (Enable power saving).
  • If it's already set to 3 try setting it to 2 (Disable power saving).
  • After saving the file run sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager


How to prevent wifi sleep after suspend
Every time I open my notebook lid I have to wait a few seconds for wifi to reconnect. I remember that in Windows it was already connected. I need a way to prevent wifi from disconneting on suspend....
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Igor Rendulic

  • Salt Lake City
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