Wi-Fi Not Appearing - Linux Mint 18.3

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MaxSolar0713
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Wi-Fi Not Appearing - Linux Mint 18.3

Post by MaxSolar0713 » Thu May 10, 2018 1:19 am

To whom it may concern,

I am using an Acer Aspire 3690, running Linux Mint 18.3 alongside Windows. I have just recently installed but face a problem with my Wi-Fi. Whenever I boot the computer, it shows as if Wi-Fi doesn't exist: only a cable connection. Can someone please help me on the subject??? :(

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Re: Wi-Fi Not Appearing - Linux Mint 18.3

Post by asinoro » Thu May 10, 2018 5:45 am

Run this command and post it by copy and paste selecting the symbol </> at forum's text editor.

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nmcli radio wifi on ; inxi -Fxxxz ;  lspci -nnk | grep -A2 0280 ; rfkill list all ;  mokutil --sb-state

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Re: Wi-Fi Not Appearing - Linux Mint 18.3

Post by JLinuxMint » Thu May 17, 2018 4:58 pm

I encountered the same problem with Lenovo T61 laptop. The problem seems to be that wifi radio is somehow turned off after booting. You can check it by

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nmcli radio wifi

It shows 'disabled'. Then, I simply run

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nmcli radio wifi on
And, it solves the problem. When I go back to Network Manager, I see a list of wifi networks and are able to connect to one I want.

I wonder if this should be considered a bug.

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