unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

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kumarbipin36
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unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

Post by kumarbipin36 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:36 am

I installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on my HP Laptop 64 bit. I am unable to turn on the wifi. ralink rt3290. Need help. Thank You.

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Re: unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

Post by Pjotr » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:45 am

a. Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

b. Do the same with the following commands:

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rfkill list all
and:

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iwconfig
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Re: unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

Post by finfly » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:56 am

I had same kind of problem after I installed Mint on my HP laptop. After much trial and error I found that Mint wasn't listening Wifi-toggle key (F12). Here is the instructions I used to fix the problem: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2231243

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