No WLAN (HP Probook + Intel Realtek)

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No WLAN (HP Probook + Intel Realtek)

Post by gonzoxxx » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:43 am


System: LMDE2 newest updates, HP Probook 440G4

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robnotebook # uname -a
Linux robnotebook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt7-1 (2015-03-01) x86_64 GNU/Linux

New installed LMDE2 with newest updates but WLAN does not working. I've tried the solution from "JeremyB" -> since i've got the same adapter (but different Kernel and LMDE instead LM) - but this solution did not work for me.

What else can i try?

Some infos about adapter:

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robnotebook # inxi -Nnx
Network:   Card-1: Intel Device 3165 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full 
           mac: dc:4a:3e:dd:df:b1

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robnotebook # mintwifi
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Intel Corporation Device 3165 (rev 81)
      ==> PCI ID = 8086:3165 (rev 81)
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

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robnotebook # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1904 (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 1916 (rev 07)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d2f (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d31 (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d3a (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d03 (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d14 (rev f1)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d15 (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d18 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d48 (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d21 (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 9d70 (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 9d23 (rev 21)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 3165 (rev 81)
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 522a (rev 01)

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Re: No WLAN (HP Probook + Intel Realtek)

Post by JeremyB » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:12 pm

If you installed the backports, they need to be removed as you have a different wifi card

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cd backports-3.19-rc1-1
sudo make uninstall
Reboot and see if

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net

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Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
If there is no sign of iwlwifi then see ... 2#p1134028

As the same fix should work as the Intel 3166 is just a 3165 with bluetooth


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