I'm running Xubuntu 16.04.3, and after connecting another SATA drive and restarting to get it detected (PnP doesn't seem to work), after the restart, I seem to have completely lost wifi support, which may have been from an update during the 19-day uptime...

Typically when opening the network-manager indicator plugin, you would have an option to "Enable Wireless", which I'd been connected with on this machine I'm typing with for some time...
But you can see I no longer have that here:

Where it says I'm connected through ethernet is actually a slower wifi (~30Mbps) connection through my secondary machine vs what I originally had (~115Mbps) through my USB wifi adapter.

Also just for notes, the wifi adapter (Netgear AC600 piece of junk) is still connected, and reinstalling the driver ($ sudo make install, dealt with on numerous occasions) isn't working this time, so I think the problem is likely some automated update that destroyed everything.

How could I fix this??
What commands do you need to know to help me fix this??

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader)
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0846:9052 NetGear, Inc. A6100 AC600 DB Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8811AU]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 046d:c00c Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 413c:2005 Dell Computer Corp. RT7D50 Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 007: ID ffff:ffff  
Bus 002 Device 005: ID ffff:ffff  
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 19fa:8d91 Gampaq Co.Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  • Please edit your question to add the result of the terminal command: lsusb Also, I think the preferred sequence is:make clean then: make and finally: sudo make install – chili555 Feb 23 '18 at 20:08
  • that was the secret sauce, make clean, thanks for that, maybe I just got so caught up re-doing sudo make install that I forgot about the updates to the kernel sources, thanks again, I'll be sure to remember that from now on. ;) – Tcll Feb 23 '18 at 20:26
  • So, you are all set? Fixed? – chili555 Feb 23 '18 at 20:33
  • yep, all set: cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/98580359909773312/… gave it a restart after installing just to be safe, and that's when everything worked. ;) – Tcll Feb 23 '18 at 20:33

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