I am attempting to make the switch from Windows to Linux, and decided to give Elementary a try. I installed Loki, but I and unable to get WiFi working. It did not work when I booted from the install USB, and it didn't work after I installed it. I'm working with an MSI laptop, with an Intel Dual band Wireless-AC 3168 card.
The kernal of Elementary that I have installed is:
4.4.0-38-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 6 15:42:33 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
When I run rfkill list all, my results are:
0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
When I run sudo lshw -class network, my results are:
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Intel Corporation vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: 10 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:df200000-df201fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Qualcomm Atheros physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: enp3s0 version: 10 serial: 4c:cc:6a:dc:41:31 capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=alx latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair resources: irq:128 memory:df100000-df13ffff ioport:d000(size=128)
From what I'm seeing, Elementary just isn't seeing the WiFi card, or at least isn't seeing it correctly. I Googled various solutions for a couple of hours, but didn't find anything that worked. Does anybody have an idea about what I can do to solve this?
I hate to say it, but if I can't resolve this, Im either going to have to try a different Linux Distro, or just plan on sticking with Windows for now.
Thanks for any help of advice you can offer.