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I have just installed Mint 17.3 onto a Compaq Presario Cq61-411WM. I have tried even Mint 18. I'v tried several forums in an attempt to get my Wifi card to work. I have had issues on Ubuntu 10.10 also. I am new to Linux and this is the main reason. I need to be on the move with my laptop but I am unable at this point. Any and all advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
Look at the last line of the wireless adapter info and see if there is a module in use. If there is, try
Look if there are any wlanX network interfaces. You can look inside network-manager for a wireless connection. And try to enable it. Or, it might already be configured. If none of this works, or gets you closer to a solution, come back and write what happened.
Still no luck. The code worked as far as I can tell. I rebooted the laptop. The light is always on. its never blue like when it was with windows 7. I try to turn the wifi setting on and upon clicking it moves to turn on then returns to the off position before and after everything we have done so far.
I have just run rfkill list noticing that Soft blocked has turned to no. I then proceeded to Press the Wifi button 2 times and then the Wifi turned on.
Thank you Beachboy2, I wouldn't have gotten this far without so much of your help. Thank you.
Last edited by pzychokuro; 07-28-2016 at 10:09 PM.