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asked 2013-06-29 22:41:55 -0500

mirakotam gravatar image

updated 2014-10-01 00:17:07 -0500

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my laptop asus A43S cannot detect wifi. i have try using Fn and F2 but still my laptop cannot detect wifi.what is the problem and how to solve it?

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Dumb question: does the card have an On/Off switch, and if so, is it turned on? I ask, because when I got my laptop the WiFi didn't work until I decided to RTFM and learned about the switch. Once I'd turned it on, it worked Just Fine.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-06-29 23:50:00 -0500 )edit

i hv try it but it still do not work

mirakotam gravatar imagemirakotam ( 2013-07-06 10:24:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-30 18:44:34 -0500

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updated 2013-06-30 20:05:05 -0500

Hi, you use kde or gnome , or no X-windows , if gnome or kde you should have installed NetworkManager if not install it with network-manager-applet-0.9.8.1-4.git20130514.fc18.x86_64

network-manager-applet will help you to setup wifi , If any detected .

if you still have problems you may try install rfkill (yum install rfkill) rfkill list (will list wireless and Bluetooth devices example: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes

you could block or unblock the "Soft blocked"

rfkill unblock 0 (for example)
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Gnome and KDE aren't the only two DEs available for X. (Not X-windows, if you please.) Personally, I use Xfce, and my sister used Unity on Ubuntu for a while before joining me. And, I have an old laptop ambling along under Puppy Linux that uses JWM, or Joe's Window Manager. You might want to consider learning a little more about what's out there before passing out wrong information.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-06-30 19:27:34 -0500 )edit

I'm not going argue , NetworkManager is best tool to configure a wifi connection , but works, mainly, with applets and graphics things. Try do it without graphics is much harder. On Xfce try install network-manager-applet to run nm-applet. KDE have is kde-plasma-networkmanagement ,not so functional as nm-applet (at least some time ago)

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2013-06-30 20:10:57 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-07-01 02:03:33 -0500

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Could be the system doesn't recognise your wifi card. Try:

# lspci

to see if your wireless card comes up.

This link has a good explanation of finding a wireless device and installing the drivers, setting up wpa_supplicant etc. to get wireless up and running:

www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=38855&start=0

(you have to put the "http://" in yourself as I can't put a proper link in since I just signed up)

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