[SOLVED] No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

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[SOLVED] No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by mintyfreshuser » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:01 am

Hi.

My Wifi stopped working but it had previously been working just fine. I've been using Linux Mint for over a week with no Wifi issues so I don't understand why this would happen now.

I had to use a USB Wifi dongle in order to post this. The USB Wifi dongle works as it should, but why doesn't my computer's built-in Wifi work anymore?

The distro of Linux Mint that I'm using is Linux 18.3 Sylvia and the desktop environment is Cinnamon 3.6.6 if that helps.

Thank you.
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Re: No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by kc1di » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:03 am

Hello mintyfreshuser and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums,
First lets get a look at your system and see if we can diagnose the problems would you go to a terminal and type the following commands and post the outputs here:

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inxi -Fxz

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rfkill list
Thanks.
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Re: No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by mintyfreshuser » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:55 pm

kc1di wrote:Hello mintyfreshuser and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums,
First lets get a look at your system and see if we can diagnose the problems would you go to a terminal and type the following commands and post the outputs here:

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inxi -Fxz

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rfkill list
Thanks.
Hi.

Here is the output after typing in the first command:

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mintyfresh@MintyFresh ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: MintyFresh Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: HP (portable) product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
           Mobo: HP model: 8305 v: KBC Version 73.16
           Bios: Insyde v: F.25 date: 01/19/2017
CPU:       Quad core AMD E2-7110 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 14372
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz 3: 1200 MHz
           4: 1350 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.10.0-38-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8188ee port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter
           driver: mt7601u usb-ID: 003-012
           IF: wlx00e620014784 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 628.0GB (19.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDH35 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: SD/MMC/MS_PRO size: 127.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 443G used: 45G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 69M (16%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: 0.0C gpu: 57.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 234 Uptime: 3:14 Memory: 2027.4/15005.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by mintyfreshuser » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:56 pm

kc1di wrote:Hello mintyfreshuser and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums,
First lets get a look at your system and see if we can diagnose the problems would you go to a terminal and type the following commands and post the outputs here:

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inxi -Fxz

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rfkill list
Thanks.
And here is the output after typing in the second command:

mintyfresh@MintyFresh ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
4: phy4: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
mintyfresh@MintyFresh ~ $

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Re: No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by kc1di » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:36 pm

you can try this command and reboot see if it works.
Rtl8188ee has caused problems for quite awhile.

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 echo "options rtl8188ee swenc=Y ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188ee.conf
I suspect that the last update you did included and kernel update and that is what might have caused the problem.
good luck.
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Re: No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by mintyfreshuser » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:50 am

kc1di wrote:you can try this command and reboot see if it works.
Rtl8188ee has caused problems for quite awhile.

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 echo "options rtl8188ee swenc=Y ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188ee.conf
I suspect that the last update you did included and kernel update and that is what might have caused the problem.
good luck.
Thank you. Your solution worked!

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Re: [SOLVED] No Wifi in Linux Mint After it Had Been Working - Why? How Can I Fix It?

Post by kc1di » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:27 am

Glad it's working Enjoy :)
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