I have just loaded Ubuntu 15.10. I am already well pleased compared to Windows 10, BUT I cannot get the Wi-Fi detected. The Internet works via an Ethernet cable. Could one of you kind people explain to me how to get it up and running?

  • What is your wifi adapter ??? We can't help without this information, you likely need a driver, please edit your question. – Mark Kirby Feb 14 '16 at 10:11
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    Please edit your question and add output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 terminal command. – Pilot6 Feb 14 '16 at 12:02

try doing the following on the Terminal:

sudo stop network-manager
sudo start network-manager

Many times restarting the network-manager helps in order to fix WiFi issues. Also you need to specify which Hardware are you using.

try using lspci and find the network controller


Ubuntu 15.10 normally has no problem identifying your WiFi hardware. Click on the network status icon displayed in uppermost, right-hand corner group. Check that WiFi is enabled (a 'tick' should be displayed. If not then try clicking on it)

  • "Ubuntu 15.10 normally has no problem identifying your WiFi hardware" Thats just not true, there are many adapters not covered by the kernel driver, support gets better every day but it will never cover every possibility. – Mark Kirby Feb 14 '16 at 10:13

Try connecting manually.
I had the same problem of not detecting the Wifi, but could connect it manually.

  • Go to Connect to Hidden Networks.
  • Select new
  • Enter the SSID and password details.

Click connect.

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