Ran: lspci -vvnn | grep Network

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 [8086:095a] (rev 59)

I'm not sure how to check to make sure my driver is up-to-date or if the firmware is correct. Can someone help point me in the right direction so I can connect to the wifi on Elementary OS?

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Are you using a laptop? Brand?

With my HP Omen and Intel 7260 (no dual-band) I had to blacklist acer_wmi to connect with Wifi.

Create a .conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/ with

blacklist acer_wmi

Save and Reboot.

  • Its an ASUS labtop
    – mosmic12
    Nov 5, 2016 at 14:55
  • I tried blacklisting acer_wmi but it didn't work. Something interesting.. last night I gave up trying to connect and this morning when I opened my laptop it was connected to wifi. I was doing some updates, rebooted, and suddenly wasn't able to connect anymore.
    – mosmic12
    Nov 5, 2016 at 15:00
  • Try to blacklist hp_wmi instead of acer_wmi (remove the old file).
    – Gorgo
    Nov 5, 2016 at 15:35
  • Reboot and 'sudo rfkill unblock all'
    – Gorgo
    Nov 5, 2016 at 15:35
  • Ran sudo rfkill list first: <br /> 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 2: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 3: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
    – mosmic12
    Nov 5, 2016 at 15:54

The answer I found to this problem specific to my ASUS laptop can be seen here: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2181558

Thanks for the help @Davide

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    You might want to outline the solution in your answer, so that it is available for those who do not want to follow the link.
    – lemonslice
    Nov 6, 2016 at 18:20
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    Make an effort and give all the important details inside your answer. Posting links here is not the way to do things, and the link you posted contains far too many details.
    – user170
    Dec 5, 2016 at 17:40

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