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Old 09-14-2017, 04:24 PM   #16
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Ath9K is a free driver, it's included in the stock kernel and requries no proprietary firmware blob to work.
 
Old 09-14-2017, 04:55 PM   #17
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So I don't understand I can't see the Wifi card??
 
Old 09-14-2017, 05:01 PM   #18
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In my REPO software list I find this little package
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firmware-atheros - Binary firmware for Atheros wireless cards
Could this help? Can you tell if it is available to you?

PS: my kernel is version 4.9.0 at this time.

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #19
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I think you should try installing a newer kernel. I know Skylake had issues with kernels before a certain version, and given that your system is Kaby Lake, I think it may just be that the kernel doesn't know how to see all the hardware.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 02:33 AM   #20
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My actual kernel is 4.10.0-33-generic (Ubuntu based - uname -r).

What newer kernel might be safe to install?
 
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My actual kernel is 4.10.0-33-generic (Ubuntu based - uname -r).

What newer kernel might be safe to install?
That is a very good kernel version, and I see no software reason for the interface to not be detected at the very least. Something hardware may be involved. Had you not already said that there was no key or switch for the interface, I would guess that it was turned off. Were it my machine I would be checking the BIOS settings to see if it had been disables there.
 
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No. It is simply not possible to disable any kind of network (Ethernet or Wifi) in BIOS/UEFI. So ????
 
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No. It is simply not possible to disable any kind of network (Ethernet or Wifi) in BIOS/UEFI. So ????
Odd. On every laptop I have (several, four different brands) that have built-in WIFI it can be enabled or disabled in the bios. But then, they all also have some key or key combination for turning it on and off as well.

Running out of ideas here, but pretty sure that a different kernel will not help. Had you compiled your own kernel and left that support out then a different kernel might help, but if that is a stock kernel it would work if the circuit could be detected.
 
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It is stock kernel, originally *buntu
 
  


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