DELL Inspiron 15 - 5000 Series - No WiFi

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MichaelJohn
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DELL Inspiron 15 - 5000 Series - No WiFi

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I have loaded the above laptop with Mint 17.3 Rosa 64-bit. Try as I might I cannot get the WiFi to work. For the time being a dongle has resolved the problem but to me feels a bodge. :( Any ideas on how to solve this? 8)

Thanks and regards...

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Re: DELL Inspiron 15 - 5000 Series - No WiFi

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See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: DELL Inspiron 15 - 5000 Series - No WiFi

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Sorry not exactly sure what commands to run but here is first which may not be useful:

$ inxi -Nn
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 8c:ec:4b:0d:0f:68
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042
IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Card-3: Atheros
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A

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Re: DELL Inspiron 15 - 5000 Series - No WiFi

Post by JeremyB »

There is only 4 months of support left for Mint 17 so I will suggest updating to Mint 18 where that wifi is supported

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