Did a fresh install of 16.04 and can see my wifi router as well as my neighbors'. When I put in the password, it won't connect and asks for the password again. Searched the web for answers:

  1. Tried the fix to stop the mac address changes,
  2. Restarted network-manager a bunch of times,
  3. Made sure the wireless driver was updated.
  4. Tried a usb install of 12.04; it wouldn't connect either.

Output of lspci command:

00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection [8086:104d] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Lenovo 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection [17aa:20ba]
    Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    Kernel modules: e1000e
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4227] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:1010]
    Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
    Kernel modules: iwl3945
15:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev b6)
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

Added a post where I linked to the output file for the wireless-info script.

Tried to start the wifi using nmtui but it did the same thing.

Tried to copy and paste the password into network-manager, no difference.

See my comments below on the stuff I tried tonight.

  • Post network log – Amr Ayman Oct 13 '17 at 0:43
  • What happens when you type (from a command terminal) nmcli con wifi con [name of wifi network], replacing "[name of wifi network]" with the name of the network you want to connect to. (They may only work on 16.04.) Do you get any error messages? – TSJNachos117 Oct 13 '17 at 1:07
  • Comes back and says at the bottom 'wifi' is not valid 'connection' command – Jim Snider Oct 13 '17 at 1:18
  • @AmrAyman where is this network log? Jim Snider, we most likely need hardware information. Run the wireless info script and edit your question to post the results, please – Zanna Oct 13 '17 at 3:51
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    Please edit your question and add output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; rfkill list terminal command. – Pilot6 Oct 13 '17 at 8:42

Re-installed 16.04 last night with one big change. Found out that my router was set for 802.11n only. Reset it to allow older connections and wifi worked just fine.

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