I have an ASUS K501LX, that has a Wireless-ac 7265. I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10, but I can't enable WiFi. I guess it's because of drivers. I have read many posts and articles about people having the same problems on Ubuntu, but I still can't get it working. I have some drivers on Intel's website but I'm not able to install it. How should I proceed in attempting to install drivers for my wireless card?

Result of rfkill list all

1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
2: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no
3: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes

Result of dmesg | grep iwl

[    2.170941] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Unsupported splx structure
[    2.197025] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-19.ucode failed with error -2
[    2.217697] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-18.ucode failed with error -2
[    2.226666] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-17.ucode failed with error -2
[    2.231556] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-16.ucode failed with error -2
[    2.231587] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-15.ucode failed with error -2
[    2.380682] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version op_mode iwlmvm
[    2.575281] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 7265, REV=0x210
[    2.575437] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[    2.575666] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled - LTR Enabled
[    2.598957] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-mvm-rs'
[    2.601838] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0 wlp3s0: renamed from wlan0
  • Please edit your question to add the result of these terminal commands: rfkill list all and also: dmesg | grep iwl Welcome to askubuntu.
    – chili555
    Mar 11, 2016 at 18:00
  • @chili555 i have edited, please take a look Mar 11, 2016 at 19:13

1 Answer 1


Your wireless is hard blocked:yes which means that the wireless switch or key combination is set to turn the wireless radio off. In the case of a number of Asus laptops, the kernel doesn't correctly recognize key presses, perhaps Fn+F2. Let's try to get the key presses working as expected. Please open a terminal and do:

sudo -i
echo "options asus_nb_wmi wapf=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/asus.conf

Reboot and see if your wireless is working after you manipulate the wireless key combination.

If the above does not work, redo it again but replace asus_nb_wmi wapf=1 with asus_nb_wmi wapf=4, reboot and check again.

Also, you can get later firmware to possibly improve wireless performance. With a working internet connection, please do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/OpenELEC/iwlwifi-firmware.git
cd iwlwifi-firmware/firmware
sudo cp iwlwifi-7265*  /lib/firmware


  • 1
    Just for the benefit of the searchers, was it wapf=1 or was it wapf=4 that worked for your Asus K501LX?
    – chili555
    Mar 12, 2016 at 14:20
  • it was wapf=1 that helped me :) Mar 14, 2016 at 14:58

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