Can't Connect to Wi-Fi Network / Fedora Workstation 32

Hello everyone,

I’m a lifelong Windows user and decided to install Fedora on my new desktop computer. Everything in the installation went well, however, I can’t connect to the internet. I’ve always used a USB Wi-Fi Adaptor and had no issues with it. When I try to connect to my home network a message appears, showing it couldn’t connect to the network.

I would really appreciate help with this issue. I’m pretty new to Linux and only know the basics.

Thank you so much!
:smiley:

Hey @santiagomunoz3 ,

I think it’s a driver issue, can you kindly share the output of lspci here. It will list all the accessories connected to your laptop. Once we know your Wifi Adapter model, You can install the driver and get it fixed. I also had the same issue too with a HP Wifi driver.

Best of Luck for your Fedota Journey :slight_smile:

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Thanks for answering @nasirhm :smile: . Sure, here’s the log I get:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor     Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville) (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev a4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation C206 Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family Desktop SATA Controller (IDE mode, ports 0-3) (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family Desktop SATA Controller (IDE mode, ports 4-5) (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series]

It seems the Wifi adapter isn’t listed here. But it’s the TP-Link TL-WN8200ND

Interesting, Kindly ensure that the Device is connected and try to update by sudo dnf update by using a Ethernet cable.

They Model you’re referring to, here’s the official driver for it : https://www.tp-link.com/il/support/download/tl-wn8200nd/

@nasirhm Okay, I ran the command you wrote and finished successfully. I’m still getting the same error. I downloaded the driver file, I got a .zip but I don’t really know what to do with it, can you help me with this, please? :frowning_face:

I had the similar issue, Basically the driver i was trying to use was a Proprietory Software, Did you tried enabling RPM Fusion. If not, Here;s how you can set it up : https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/setup_rpmfusion/#proc_enabling-the-rpmfusion-repositories-using-command-line-utilities_enabling-the-rpmfusion-repositories

If it doesn’t work, I can help you in setting up the Custom Driver.

I’ve just enabled RPM Fusion and downloaded the driver. How do I proceed with the installation?

Does enabling RPM Fusion solved the issue ?

No, I’m getting the same message. I think I will need to set up the driver

@santiagomunoz3 Here’s the official guide to Configuring a custom driver on Linux, The guide is meant to be for Ubuntu users but it would work just fine if you have gcc installed. Which you can do by sudo dnf install gcc it’s a GNU Compiler Collection to Compile the Driver.

If you run into any issues, Feel free to ping me here or over IRC, I’m there too in the #fedora-join channel with nick : nasirhm

Thanks for your help @nasirhm ! :slight_smile: Can you tell me where I can find this guide?

Sorry, I thought i’ve added the Driver compilation guide. Is it fixed @santiagomunoz3

Here it is : https://static.tp-link.com/2018/201805/20180508/Installation%20Guide%20for%20Linux.pdf

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