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Why does wifi testing for fedora 24 LiveOS fail?

asked 2016-10-23 08:33:50 -0500

phobos13 gravatar image

updated 2016-10-23 12:16:39 -0500

Hi, I tested wifi for Fedora 24 workstation life system and it failed. I was able to select the right network and typed in the right password but after pressing the connection button nothing happens. No connection, no error message, nothing. Wifi is working fine with Fedora 22 on the same machine (Lenovo Yoga 2). Any ideas?

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please on the terminal do lspic | grep Wire so we can get the model and manufacture and therefore point you in the right direction.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-10-23 18:29:53 -0500 )edit

01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

phobos13 gravatar imagephobos13 ( 2016-10-24 12:04:29 -0500 )edit

That is a Realtek some models of realtek have private kernel modules that cannot be include on Fedora as Open Source project, if you install on that computer you need to add nonfree repos so you can use nonfree kernel modules or compile the kernel module your self.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-10-24 12:07:04 -0500 )edit

On my current fedora 22 system I only used a workaround to fix wifi problems related to powersave: link text

phobos13 gravatar imagephobos13 ( 2016-10-24 12:15:12 -0500 )edit

The required module rtl8723be is part of the mainline linux kernel.

phobos13 gravatar imagephobos13 ( 2016-10-24 12:17:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-24 15:05:11 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 15:08:11 -0500

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Well, thanks but actually I expected that the easy solution I found for fedora 22 (see above) would also work for the following versions!

phobos13 gravatar imagephobos13 ( 2016-10-24 15:39:22 -0500 )edit

Apparently the kernel modules you need are not free, and thus cannot be included in Fedora.

I would enable rpmfusion-nonfree repository and install akmod-wl, dkms and kernel-devel.

Or you compile your kernel module from here:

Also quite useful:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-10-25 15:14:18 -0500 )edit

Then why is it working for F22 out of the box?

phobos13 gravatar imagephobos13 ( 2016-10-26 11:58:20 -0500 )edit

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