WiFi driver - how to install

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WiFi driver - how to install

Post by vistad » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi guys,

I have an old box based on mobo ASUS P5B-MX/WiFi-AP Solo (with integrated ASUS WiFi module)

I ran Linux Mint on it for years, and WiFi module was supported out of the box.

Now I install Ubuntu 16.04 Server into this box - and at installation time the kernel does not see the WiFi module (has no driver for it)! How is it possible?

How can I install the driver for this WiFi module after installation?

Thank you!
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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by asinoro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:35 pm

Post this.

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inxi -Fnxxxz ; nmcli radio wifi on ; rfkill list all

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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by vistad » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:57 pm

Thank you asinoro! This should take place after install? It installs the driver or just turns the radio on? Will try!
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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by asinoro » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:04 am

It try's to turn wifi on and you give specification of your system and hardware.

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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by catweazel » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:34 am

vistad wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Now I install Ubuntu 16.04 Server into this box - and at installation time the kernel does not see the WiFi module (has no driver for it)! How is it possible?
Why are you asking Ubuntu Server questions on a Mint forum?
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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by vistad » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:01 am

You consider this an off-topic? My thought was that Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, and Linux Mint can do that. Is detecting WiFi cards - a premium feature of specifically Linux Mint?
OK, sorry about that.
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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:07 am

Yup, this is off-topic. We're not an Ubuntu forum. Besides, the Ubuntu forum is very good too, so you'll get decent help there, no worries.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by catweazel » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:39 am

vistad wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:01 am
You consider this an off-topic?
That's a moderator's call. I believe you'll get better and faster answers in an appropriate ubuntu forum.
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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by xenopeek » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:55 am

Moved to open chat as this is not about discussing Linux but about getting support with another operating system. The best place to get support with other operating systems is through their support channels.

Linux Mint 18.x use the same kernels as Ubuntu 16.04 so should have the same hardware support (when using the same kernel version). Perhaps you used an older release of Linux Mint on this computer though? Something to look into on your end.
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Re: WiFi driver - how to install

Post by JeremyB » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:17 am

I suspect the server version may lack wifi drivers, see if there are results for

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ls /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
It might help to post results for lshw -c net

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