I'm having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi on Fedora 24.

asked 2016-10-20 10:45:56 -0500

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I have recently installed Fedora 24 on my laptop and I can't connect to any kind of Wi-Fi network . I'm able to add all the connections I want but can't connect to any of them. Also, when I try to tick the Wi-Fi box in the networks window nothing happens.

I'm pretty sure this problem is from Fedora software because my Wi-Fi worked just fine on Windows.

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How are you adding the connections? Where is there a WiFi box that you can tick?

What is the output of running lspci | grep -i network in a terminal window?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-10-20 13:28:56 -0500 )edit

I'm adding the connections by going on the connection editor adding a connection and entering the network configuration like ssid, Wi-Fi security... Output for lspci | grep -i network is: 08:00.0 Network controller: Qualcom Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

Dumelhor22 gravatar imageDumelhor22 ( 2016-10-20 17:35:01 -0500 )edit

Which desktop are you using, Gnome, KDE, other? What is the output of iwconfig and lsmod | grep ath?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-10-21 14:01:14 -0500 )edit

Wow, the Wi-fi is working!!! I have no idea how, I didn't do anything besides what you asked me too! I'm not sure this will be permanent so I believe you still want to know those outputs. Here it goes: Output for iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions.

enp9s0 no wireless extensions.

wlp8s0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"ZON-DB20"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422 GHz Access Point: 00:26:5B:57:DB:28
Bit Rate=39 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off

Dumelhor22 gravatar imageDumelhor22 ( 2016-10-21 14:33:33 -0500 )edit

Output for lsmod | grep ath: ath3k 20480 0 bluetooth 491520 12 bnep,ath3k,btbcm,btrtl,btusb,btintel ath9k 126976 0 ath9k_common 36864 1 ath9k ath9k_hw 458752 2 ath9k_common,ath9k mac80211 708608 1 ath9k ath 28672 3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw cfg80211 565248 4 ath,ath9k_common,ath9k,mac80211

Dumelhor22 gravatar imageDumelhor22 ( 2016-10-21 14:34:26 -0500 )edit