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wifi not detected in fedora 27

asked 2018-08-26 00:03:24 -0500

akollipa gravatar image

updated 2018-08-26 09:55:57 -0500

I recently found I cannot detect to my home wifi with Fedora 27. I've been able to eliminate any router issues, as I'm able to find and connect to my network with chrome os, windows, mac and android without the slightest issue. What's odd is I can detect other networks, and connect to my phone's hotspot with no issue at all.

My only guess is Fedora doesn't see my network as trusted, is there some way I can verify this? Or at least get more information?

UPDATE: I booted a Fedora 26 live dvd and found the same issue persists

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what's your wifi device's chipset? run lspci or lsusb (if it's an USB device).

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-08-26 00:27:27 -0500 )edit

from running lspci

akollipa gravatar imageakollipa ( 2018-08-26 09:51:29 -0500 )edit

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)

akollipa gravatar imageakollipa ( 2018-08-26 09:52:09 -0500 )edit

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port Mobile SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05) 01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 (rev 67) 02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express

akollipa gravatar imageakollipa ( 2018-08-26 09:52:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-08-28 23:52:38 -0500

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updated 2018-09-04 21:30:15 -0500

Not sure if this is the answer (yet), but I think I may be experiencing a wireless card failure. I was browsing while connected to my phone's hotspot, and then noticed pages took longer and longer to load, then didn't load, and then noticed a "?" over the wifi tray icon.

All my other devices continue to receive wifi. I also connected my linux computer via ethernet to be sure, and that worked. I will swap my wireless card and (hopefully) confirm this is the issue.

UPDATE: I bought a brand new, unused wireless card (Intel Centrino 6150 Wimax, exactly the same thing that came factory installed). It arrived today, I installed it, and the issue seems to be resolved. Thanks for the input everyone!

I'd mark this as the correct answer, but I don't have enough points to do so.

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answered 2018-08-26 01:10:32 -0500

arrreccek2710 gravatar image

Hi, If you have a Broadcom device, enable RPMFusion Repo (https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration) - free and nonfree. Then:

dnf update --best -y

Maybe reboot will required. Then:

dnf install akmod-wl NetworkManager-{tui,wifi} --best -y

Reboot PC. Then:

akmods --force; depmod -a; nmtui

You can check, if wifi interface is avaible. Do you have SecureBoot ON? I must disable SecureBoot, my WiFi adapter was invisible. Hope help ;) Regards :)

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Just got around to trying this, but with no luck.

Also, I don't see any secure boot options in my bios. For what it's worth, I have an HP Pavilion dm4 2015dx, bios is InsydeH20 rev 3.5

Just a thought, but would a clean install fix this? I'm only asking since I tried booting from live dvd and I had exactly the same issue and my gut feeling is that shouldn't be, unless the issue isn't in the OS (i.e. bios or hardware issue). Of course, I'm only considering that as a last resort

akollipa gravatar imageakollipa ( 2018-08-28 20:06:52 -0500 )edit

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