I just bought an Asus X551 and installed ubuntu but the wireless connections can't seem to work. Any ideas why this is happening?

  • Could it be in Airplane mode (fn F2 toggles on/off)?
    – user286327
    May 29, 2014 at 0:46
  • Please do what is in the accepted answer in the link below so we may see the information needed to help diagnose the issue. <askubuntu.com/questions/425155/…>
    – Wild Man
    May 29, 2014 at 0:52

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It looks like "Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch" and following links have solved it for me

WiFi not working on Asus U32 with Ubuntu 14.04


  • As root, create a file named e.g. asus-wifi.conf and put it in in /etc/modprobe.d/
  • Insert this line in it: options asus_nb_wmi wapf=1
  • Reboot and see if wifi works.

I had same problem using Fedora F19, F20 and Ubuntu F14.04

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