Some days ago I install on my PC elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki with parallel Win 8.1.

But I have a trouble. When start elementary OS, I have only wired connection and can't switch it on wireless. The slider doesn't respond.

Write this from Win 8.1 with connection to WiFi.

  • Can you open System Settings, go to Network and turn wireless on from there? Does it work?
    – Maccer
    Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 7:37

1 Answer 1


Steps to produce

  1. Find your wifi driver over Google (or whatever search engine you prefer)

  2. inside the source direct, make and install the drivers.

Reason : This is a restricted feature on NT kernel, which basically hijack propreatery drivers regardless of System shutdowns.

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