I searched many solutions on this site but most of them were referring to Broadcom Wifi drivers while mine has Intel one.

Output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2

arijit@HP-AU134TX:~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2

05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:24fb] (rev 10)
DeviceName: Intel Dual BandWireless-AC 3168 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.0 Combo Adapter
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2110]

Output of rfkill list

arijit@HP-AU134TX:~$ rfkill list


i.e No Output

Output of uname -a; dmesg | grep iwl

arijit@HP-AU134TX:~$ uname -a; dmesg | grep iwl

Linux HP-AU134TX 4.4.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 13 00:07:12 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  • Please edit your question and add output of uname -a; dmesg | grep iwl terminal command.
    – Pilot6
    Jan 4, 2017 at 19:36

1 Answer 1


Connect to the internet by some other way and install the 4.8+ kernel

sudo apt update
sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-16.04

You also need firmware for this device. Update your system by

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

and the firmware will be installed.

Reboot and the wireless device should work.

To get it working out of the box, you need to install Ubuntu 16.04.2+ that has support of this device.

  • YES! Fantastic. Three hours of trying until I came across this!
    – user638851
    Jan 20, 2017 at 21:47
  • 1
    If someone is looking for another solution, here it is! It works! Unofficial Driver
    – Vaishak
    Feb 16, 2018 at 18:08
  • you need load previous kernel. on 4.35
    – James M
    Jul 5, 2018 at 9:00

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