Wifi Issues

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ozunasawai4
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Wifi Issues

Post by ozunasawai4 » 2020/03/17 07:27:54

Hi,

I just got a new laptop (HP Elitebook 840 G6) from the university with CentOS 7 installed on it. I can get access to internet with an Ethernet wire, however I need the wifi to work on this laptop.

I tried installing networkmanager-wifi.x86_64 and it was already installed. The issue seems to come from a shortcut which should work on windows but not on CentOS: on my keyboard (F11) is also use to disable or enable Wifi using 'Fn' key. However, the light is always orange when I boot the laptop. Is there a way to fix that?

Thank you in advance

bonedome
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Re: Wifi Issues

Post by bonedome » 2020/03/20 18:21:00

Hello
it's probably the wireless driver/module that's missing or not enabled.
Check the output of

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lspci
and look for Network controller, or as root

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lshw | grep Wireless
should tell you what wireless chip you have, post the output and someone on here will know which module you need.

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Re: Wifi Issues

Post by TrevorH » 2020/03/20 18:32:48

Better, use lspci -nn | grep -i net and post that.
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