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How should I install wifi driver?!!

asked 2017-10-30 07:06:05 -0500

shantia gravatar image

updated 2017-11-07 23:11:51 -0500

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I'm working on this bored problem about 4 hours straight, And still don' have any clue how to fix it!
I had wifi working and was is my Network Manager, But I don't know how it disappeared. I tested everything I found in Google, But still nothing works. Found a few drivers for Ubuntu, But apparently there is none for Fedora!

lspci 03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

lsmod | grep ath is empty.

Please tell me what default driver Fedora uses for this, And how can I fix this. Thank you

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Check whether the card is physically turned off or not. Fn+F1-₣5 usually or a hardware button. rfkill list will tell you.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-10-30 11:30:20 -0500 )edit

No, It was enable. Anyway apparently sound driver was disappeared too and I reinstalled fedora again! This kind of problems is why I hate linux, Don't know whats the problem and don't know how to fix it!

shantia gravatar imageshantia ( 2017-10-31 02:23:26 -0500 )edit

@shantia read here.. maybe works for you...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-11-07 22:47:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-31 09:11:29 -0500

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The drivers for your WiFi card is included in the Kernel (the linux-firmware package). You don’t need to install any extra packages to get the drivers.

As for what happen, it could be any number of issues. I’d suspect the hardware button or power management. As you’ve reinstalled your systems since it’s a bit hard to help you troubleshoot the issue.

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But fails because isn't built with the current kernel ;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-11-07 23:10:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-11-11 09:02:01 -0500

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If I understood correctly, the problem is the computer doesn't connect to the wifi. This seems really similar to a problem I had a few times and I always resolved following this instructions.

Could be of help to type lspciand see which network controller you have, I had this problems with Realtek and others had the same problem with the same Realtek network controller.

Hope I've helped. Let me know if it worked.

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