I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 16.10 on a Xiaomi Air 13 notebook with intel wifi, here's some more info on the interface:
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)
I did not activate the wifi in the installation process. Now I need to manually activate wifi in the NetworkManager applet (I'm using Mate). Once it is enabled, everything works fine. The wireless network I connect to is set to automatically connect as soon as it is in reach.
What can I do to omit the annoying step of manually activating wifi in the applet on every boot?
Update: This is the output of
rfkill list all right after a fresh reboot:
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 2: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no