Today I clean installed Ubuntu onto my laptop and when the computer starts up. I notice that I cannot click on the Enable Wifi. I also went into network and tried to turn on wifi there but it still didnt work. It would automatically turn itself back off

  • Please edit your question to include the result of the terminal command: rfkill lis all Thanks.
    – chili555
    Nov 9, 2014 at 22:50
  • @chili555 the correct command is: rfkill list (you forget the 't' in list, also 'all' doesn't seem to be necessary). You can click edit to change your question. Please open a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + t and enter the command we mentioned, select the result with the mouse and copy it with Ctrl + Shift + c.
    – MadMike
    Nov 10, 2014 at 7:33
  • Quite correct! Sorry for my typo. rfkill list all Thanks.
    – chili555
    Nov 10, 2014 at 13:39

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Seems like you might be missing the firmware for your wifi network card.

Try to download it and reboot (check here http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi and put the firmware in /lib/firmware)

  • Why do you believe he has an Intel wireless card? Moreover, most Intel firmware is included by default.
    – chili555
    Nov 9, 2014 at 22:49

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