I just installed (dual boot) Ubuntu 16.04 (amd64) on my HP Pavilion (i3-7100, 1TB) laptop but it is not showing any available wifi device. When I look at network in settings only network proxy is displayed and also I don't have Ethernet cable slot in my laptop. How can I fix this problem?

rfkill list all displays the following result:

0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no

output of the command : lspci -nnk | grep -A2 Network

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:24fb] (rev 10)
    DeviceName: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2110]
  • Open terminal and enter rfkill list all and edit the question to include the results – Jeremy31 Jan 14 '17 at 19:08
  • 0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no – Sheshant Sinha Jan 14 '17 at 19:26
  • Could you please edit your question to include the output of the terminal command lspci -nnk | grep -A2 Network? Thanks. – David Foerster Jan 14 '17 at 19:53

See if echo "blacklist acer-wmi" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/acer-wmi.conf works after a reboot. I suspect you may have other issues

To install the 4.8 kernel and firmware you will need to download http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-hwe-edge/linux-image-4.8.0-34-generic_4.8.0-34.36~16.04.1_amd64.deb








Transfer the files to the Ubuntu desktop and then in terminal

sudo dpkg -i linux-*.deb

With any luck they will be installed in the correct order and you will have wireless after a reboot

  • when i use the above command, it return "blacklist acer-wmi" – Sheshant Sinha Jan 14 '17 at 19:54
  • That is normal, reboot and see if there are other issues – Jeremy31 Jan 14 '17 at 19:58
  • i am facing only this issue and nothing else..thanx – Sheshant Sinha Jan 14 '17 at 20:16
  • Now it is showing wireless devices, i just connect it to wired device and follow the steps (pilot6 suggest me). Thanx to you also. – Sheshant Sinha Jan 14 '17 at 21:46
  • So are you using Ubuntu 16.10? – Jeremy31 Jan 14 '17 at 21:50

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