I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but it does not detect my network. Do I have to do this manually? Or is there an automatic network discovery tool?

I am running strictly wireless right now and I did add wireless network details but it does not connect. The output of lspci -nn | grep Network is:

Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corp Wireless 7265[8086:095a] rev 61
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    Please run the WiFi diagnostics and edit your question to include a link to the result. Dec 14, 2015 at 13:58
  • I'm a little confused. Can you connect via wireless? Which are you trying to fix, wired or wireless?
    – Seth
    Dec 17, 2015 at 20:43

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You should automatically detect a wired connection to your computer.

Wireless would require you to connect to it. Look for the network indicator in your panel, select the network you are trying to connect to, and fill in any useful details like the WiFi password. From then on, it should auto-connect to the given access point.

Personally I'm using XUbuntu 13.10, so something as basic as this should be the same (or at least very close to what you need for an answer).

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  • I am running strictly wireless right now and I did add wireless network details but it does not connect. Not sure why.
    – S. Carr
    Dec 14, 2015 at 2:40
  • In that case, please open a terminal session and type in the command 'iwconfig'. Is there a section entitled 'wlan0', and if so, does it have an ESSID?
    – Aren
    Dec 14, 2015 at 2:46
  • It says "ESSID: off/any
    – S. Carr
    Dec 14, 2015 at 15:20
  • Are you able to connect to any other WiFi access points using this computer? (Trying to rule out anything wrong with the laptop as opposed to possible issues with the wifi access point you are trying to link to.) Also, do you have any other devices that can successfully access and use the AP you are trying to connect to?
    – Aren
    Dec 14, 2015 at 19:16
  • With Linux wireless networking is not available. Everything works when I use Windows. Maybe I am missing a driver that I am not aware of for wireless networking to be enabled on Linux.
    – S. Carr
    Dec 15, 2015 at 1:42

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