Wi-Fi not working on Fedora 36 KDE Plasma spin

I’m a new Linux user and I installed the Plasma spin of Fedora 36 yesterday on my HP Pavillion 15. I’ve been trying to connect to Wi-Fi since, but it’s only saying “no available connections”. All my other devices are connecting to Wi-Fi properly. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!


The problem is not with KDE. You should know which network adapter you are using. Drivers for supported devices is already in the kernel. Of course, not for all devices. If it’s true, you need to build driver yourself (I’m sure it exists). The main thing is not to be afraid. Community will help you!

You need to install inxi:

sudo dnf install inxi.

Then execute a command:

inxi --network.

I hope you can connect to the Internet via RJ45.

Output of inxi --network: Error 22: Unsupported option: --network.
Check -h for correct parameters.

Output of inxi -n:
Device-1: Realtek driver: N/A
IF-ID-1: enp3s0f4u2 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: half
mac: 92:de:fd:4d:ff:aa

I found a github repo containing drivers for my radio model RTW8852BE. From what I can see, I’ve installed all the dependencies. When I execute the “make” command however, I am presented with this error:
make -C /lib/modules/5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64/build M=/home/liveuser/rtw88 modules
make[1]: *** /lib/modules/5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [Makefile:83: all] Error 2

Hi and welcome to Fedora, please take a look at Welcome to Ask Fedora! Please read me first! when you have a minute.

Do you have the kernel-devel Package installed?

Yes, the kernel-develpackage is installed

I did,
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtw88.git
cd rtw88

and didn’t have issues.
I’ve got the following kernel packages installed, UNTITLED - Pastebin Service

All of those are installed on my machine as well

ls -lh /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build
ls -lh /usr/src/kernels


Ok, I got the driver to build, but wifi still isn’t working after installing the drivers. I restarted NetworkManager and rebooted; still didn’t work.

Can you post the output of:
inxi --network
lspci -v | grep -i 'ethernet\|wireless'

Sorry for my absence the past few days. My Ethernet has been very slow lately, so I’ll try again in a few hours.

OK, I finally got wi-fi to work, thanks to this. I don’t know why LWFinger’s drivers weren’t working. Maybe I just did something wrong. Either way, it works now. Thanks to everyone for the help.

Forgot the “sudo modprobe -v 8852be” command. That’s why LWFinger’s drivers weren’t working. :grimacing: