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According to this page here this driver should work out of the box but not for 16.04. What can I do to make wireless work on 16.04? rfkill list shows empty output and ifconfig shows no wireless interface.

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Output of lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2

lspci: Unable to load libkmod resources: error -12
0f:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
    DeviceName: Atheros AR9565 802.11bgn 1x1 WiFi Adapter
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [103c:217f]

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sudo modprobe ath9k && dmesg | grep ath
modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:586 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/4.5.4-040504-generic/modules.dep.bin'
modprobe: FATAL: Module ath9k not found in directory /lib/modules/4.5.4-040504-generic
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  • Please edit your question to add the result of the terminal command: lspci -nnk | grep 0280 -A2
    – chili555
    May 17, 2016 at 0:39
  • @chili555 added
    – Pdksock
    May 17, 2016 at 0:51
  • I wonder if the libkmod error is the real issue. Let's dig deeper. Please add: sudo modprobe ath9k && dmesg | grep ath
    – chili555
    May 17, 2016 at 1:30
  • @chili555 added
    – Pdksock
    May 17, 2016 at 1:47

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It appears that you installed a mainline kernel image from here: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.5.4-yakkety/ Please be certain that you installed linux-headers-generic appropriate to your architecture; either 32- or 64-bit; also linux-headers-generic all and, finally, linux-image-generic appropriate to your architecture; either 32- or 64-bit. If any one of these three is missing, install it, reboot and then try again:

sudo modprobe ath9k && dmesg | grep ath

You should not see:

FATAL: Module ath9k not found

And your wireless should now be working.

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