ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

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ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

Post by Boebs » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:32 pm

Hey guys, Linux noob here. I just recently got a Lenovo ThinkPad t420 and i cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the wifi to work.

My wifi card is the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, I found the driver online but im not sure why it is not working. Any help would be majorly appreciated.

$inxi -Fz

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System:    Host: bobo-ThinkPad-T420 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 4236MBU v: ThinkPad T420
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 4236MBU Bios: LENOVO v: 83ET79WW (1.49 ) date: 09/05/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2540M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1401 MHz 2: 1092 MHz 3: 1095 MHz 4: 964 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (3.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEKX size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 288G used: 5.9G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.32GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1955
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 1:02 Memory: 1578.1/5848.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 

$rfkill list all

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0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes


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Re: ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

Post by Charlie » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:42 pm


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Re: ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

Post by kc1di » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:04 pm

Hello Boebs and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Good to have your here.
I believe Charlie has already given you the answer. You need to turn on the card with the hardware switch.
Good Luck :)
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Re: ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

Post by Boebs » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:10 am

I can't believe that was the solution... after the things i tried and almost given up... the simplest issues are the WORST :lol: Thank you guys

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Re: ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

Post by kc1di » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:25 am

We've all been there :) Enjoy !
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Re: ThinkPad t420 Wi-Fi HELP

Post by Moem » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:29 am

I love stories with a happy ending! :-D
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