No Wireless with 4.4.0-112

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frankt
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No Wireless with 4.4.0-112

Post by frankt » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:52 pm

I bought a new desktop computer, HP Pavilion, with an i5 processor. The kernels that work with the wireless interface are 4.10.0-32-generic and 4.13.0-32-generic. I can not get kernel 4.4.0-112 to acknowledge the wireless interface.

rfkill list all shows:

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0: hci0: Bluetooth
           Soft blocked: no
           Hard blocked: no
The iwconfig command shows:

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enp2s0	no wireless extensions.

lo		no wireless extensions.
The inxi -N command shows:

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Network:	Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
		driver: r8169
		Card-2: Intel Device 24fb
Since this is a desktop, it is not easy to move to connect to my router, which is 40 feet away in another room. I can't connect to the wired interface.

I have searched this form and have not found any information that will help solve this issue. The website sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/internet
was not useful. Most of its advise applies to laptops.

This is not a Broadcom problem. The installed wireless interface is an Intel product: Intel Corporation Device 24fb (rev 10), per the lspci command.

I'm missing something, but don't know what it is, or where to look.

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Re: No Wireless with 4.4.0-112

Post by JeremyB » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:55 pm

The 4.4.0-112 kernel will not support your device, you will likely have to use the 4.13.0 kernels to have wifi and also get security updates as the 4.10 kernel is no longer supported

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Re: No Wireless with 4.4.0-112

Post by frankt » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks, JeremyB.

I was hoping to use the LTS version of the kernel. I don't like being stuck with continuing to update the kernel. If 4.10.0-32-generic and 4.13.0-32-generic can support the wireless interface, it shouldn't be hard to the 4.4.0-xxx series to do the same.

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Re: No Wireless with 4.4.0-112

Post by Pjotr » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:37 pm

You'd do wise to follow the advice of JeremyB.
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Re: No Wireless with 4.4.0-112

Post by JeremyB » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:45 pm

frankt wrote:Thanks, JeremyB.

I was hoping to use the LTS version of the kernel. I don't like being stuck with continuing to update the kernel. If 4.10.0-32-generic and 4.13.0-32-generic can support the wireless interface, it shouldn't be hard to the 4.4.0-xxx series to do the same.
It shouldn't be more than 6 months before you can install and use the next LTS kernel, 4.15 that will support your wifi and have security updates

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