I am brand new to the Linux community, and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. However, I am having some issues with Wifi. Ubuntu does not recognize Wifi at all, and I think it might be a communication problem between the hardware and Ubuntu. I am using a brand new Lenovo Y700 with an intel Core i7 processor.
When I search in terminal for network hardware it recognizes the Intel Wireless 8260 wireless card, but says that it is unclaimed.
lshw -class network *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Wireless 8260 vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0 version: 3a width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:94100000-94101fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 15 serial: 50:7b:9d:5f:1e:82 size: 10Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix 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=rtl8168h-2_0.0.2 02/26/15 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s resources: irq:24 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:94004000-94004fff memory:94000000-94003fff
and searching the network interface configuration does not show a WLAN device.
sudo ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 50:7b:9d:5f:1e:82 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:1184 (1.1 KB) TX bytes:1184 (1.1 KB)
also, there is no information listed for a wireless card in
rfkill list all 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Here is the result of
I have also attempted to add the proprietary internet drivers by going to
System Settings -> Software and Updates -> Additional Drivers, and no proprietary drivers appear. I have searched in a number of places, but cannot find a solution that works.
How can I get Ubuntu to recognize that there is a wireless card in my computer? A hitch in my giddyup is that I do not have access to ethernet so am unable to just try adding different packages and installations easily.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Could it be that I am having issues because this is a newer computer? or because it is designed for gaming? or just because I am new to Linux?
Thanks for any information, and please let me know any other information you'd like posted.