There is one specific coffee shop WiFi network that I cannot connect to (doesn't even show up in the available networks listing) on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I had previously connected to this WiFi network many times, and I can easily/reliably connect to the network using my iPhone or Mac laptop. My Ubuntu 14.04 laptop can find/connect to other WiFi networks (including the one I'm connected to now) no problem. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago due to an unrelated problem. Finding the WiFi network became an issue after that.
I have tried the related solutions listed below without success:
If I run the command:
sudo lshw -c network
I get output as follows (apologies for the odd formatting):
*-network description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 07 serial: 20:1a:06:5e:a1:c6 size: 10Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl8168e-3_0.0.4 03/27/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s resources: irq:48 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff memory:f0000000-f0003fff
*-network description: Wireless interface
product: RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 34:23:87:1d:f3:1b width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8188ee driverversion=3.16.0-41-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.19 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 ioport:1000(size=256) memory:f0200000-f0203fff
Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.