I was new to this so please bear this weird question. when I open the network connections and want to connect to a network, none of the setting was editable.. How can I connect my PC (Ubuntu) to a WiFi ?

As one of them suggested to use the following command: lspci - knn | grep Net - A3; rfkill list after executing that command I have got the following on the terminal as shown in below. 06:00.0 Network controller [0280] : Intel corporation wireless 3160 [8086:08b3] (rev 83) subsystem: Intel corporation dual band wireless AC 3160 [8086:8470] kernel driver in use :iwlwifi 07:00.0 ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL 8102E PCI Express fast ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07) 0: phy0:wireless lan softblocked:no hard blocked: yes

  • When you click the Network Manager icon, do you see a list of networks to choose from? eui.eu/Images-2011/ServicesAdmin/ComputingService/eduroam/… If not, there is something else wrong; either you need a driver or the wireless switch is set to turn off the wireless radio. – chili555 May 14 '18 at 20:40
  • Thankyou @chili555. But I cant even see the network manager icon on top right menu bar. When I search for network connections it is showing me a dialog box where we can create any network. But all those options are being uneditable. What can I do now? – Ashish May 15 '18 at 4:25
  • Please edit your question and add the output of the following command in Terminal: lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; rfkill list. – pomsky May 15 '18 at 9:49
  • Does: sudo service network-manager status report that the service is loaded and active? – chili555 May 15 '18 at 12:59
  • @chili555. When I use the command "sudo service network-manager status" it is showing that network manager : unrecognized service – Ashish May 15 '18 at 15:05

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