I have a T450s and run Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I had problems with my wifi card Intel 7265 and nothing helped. So I deleted all "iwl..." files from /lib/firmware and put new drivers in there "iwlwifi-7265-14.ucode" and "iwlwifi-7265D-14.ucode".

Now my system does not detect any wifi adapter at all. I googled a lot, but nothing seems to help.

Here are some logs:

    dominik@dominik-ThinkPad-T450s:~$ nmcli radio wifi

running ifconfig

:~$ ifconfig
enp0s25: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        inet6 fe80::b079:19e0:d069:43df  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 50:7b:9d:61:f5:6c  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 8333  bytes 4221893 (4.2 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 13  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 3638  bytes 518426 (518.4 KB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 20  memory 0xf1200000-f1220000  

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet  netmask
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 982  bytes 134055 (134.0 KB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 982  bytes 134055 (134.0 KB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

running iwconfig

    dominik@dominik-ThinkPad-T450s:~$ iwconfig
enp0s25   no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

Does anyone have an idea? Thank so so much!

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    Deleting firmware files was a wrong move. Not sure what you've expected. – mikewhatever Oct 30 '18 at 16:04
  • Definitively, I expected to be able to replace firmware drivers. With „sudo rm iwlwifi-*“ I expected all drivers regarding the WiFi adapter to be removed. Afterwards I put the correct drivers back into the folder ... – Domi5432 Oct 30 '18 at 16:52
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    Please edit your question to show the result of the terminal command: sudo modprobe iwlwifi && dmesg | grep iwl Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. – chili555 Oct 30 '18 at 19:50

Ok I downloaded iwlwifi-7265D-29.ucode and put it into /lib/firmware ... now I see WiFi networks again but it seems to be very unstable ... with my mobile I have a good connection to the WiFi which my laptop doesn’t even see. Basically my WiFi doesn’t work at all even if the computer sees the adapter

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