Hi, I have just installed fedora linux but my wifi doesn’t seem to be working.
I don’t have the option to connect to wifi. I have tried connection to wired connection and updating everything but I still don’t have the option to use wifi.
Does anyone know how I can fix this? I have fedora dualbooted with windows, on windows my wifi is working normally…
Okay, that is odd — that should just work. Intel WiFi is usually the safest choice for that, really. And that card is old enough that support should be just there.
What do you see if you run the “logs” program? Look in the “hardware” section, or search for intel, wifi, wireless, network, etc.? (You can also use journalctl -b from the command line, if you prefer.)
Also take a look on the lspci output if the WiFI card is visible to the system. You seem to run a dual boot Windows/Fedora. Make sure that when in Windows, you switch off the computer completely before booting Fedora.
On my desktop, the network card gets blocked by Windows (probably they send some signal to the card to make it available more quickly on reboot) when I just reboot the system and is not available for Fedora. When powering down the machine and then starting anew, the problem is gone.
I had an issue with an Intel AX210 every time the PC went to sleep/standby. Once returning from standby, the WiFi was not working anymore. Rebooting didn’t solved the issue: you had to shutdown the PC. At the subsequent boot, then it was working again.
Searching on the Internet, I found various reports. It is some issue with the firmware (the stuff under /usr/lib/firmware/): I tried to use various tricks, various Linux distributions, but nothing worked.
The solution was to place a script under /lib/systemd/system-sleep/ that remove the iwlwifi module then re-add it (modprobe -r iwlwifi, modprobe iwlwifi).
Said that, since your device model is different, the issue could be different as well.
This indicates linux does support similar hardware, but the same model can have different
subsystem id’s, and the system BIOS can cause issues with things like power management
which may or may not allow you to tweak settings for use with linux.
Until recently, linuxhardware.org was an excellent resource, but now says: “LinuxHardware.org is down for now. I plan to get the original content back up in some static form at a later time. If there is a problem or you need something that was here, please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS!”.
You can try searching for similar reports for other linux distros.
That should do it, yes. (So, no luck with that idea… sorry.)
There is a minor update in testing (https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2022-90162a1d88) which you could apply, but it’s unlikely to have a driver update. There is also a 6.2 kernel rc built for F38 — if you’re feeling brave, you could try installing that even on F37. (Once that is released, the kernel team will update F37 too.)