How to connect to wifi on Q4OS? [Solved]

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Hi

I have installed LXQT Q4OS. I am able to connect via cable to the internet but not wireless. How do I do that?

It is a 32bit laptop, older than 10 years. More info on the laptop: Network controller: intel corporation Pro/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

I have installed the network manager also.

Thank you for your support!
 
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Go to a terminal and type these commands and post the results back here.
Code:
sudo rfkill list
inxi -Nn
 
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Go to a terminal and type these commands and post the results back here.
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sudo rfkill list
inxi -Nn
sudo rfkill list.jpg
 

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Ok then.. Hard block is not a program or driver error, it is for want of a better description, a mechanical lock, All laptops will have a wireless key, this may be a separate switch, a single F key , or a combination to switch the wi-fi on/off , we can se its old, But to try and find which is the right way to remove the hard-block will need to be researched [unless you already know the key or have the handbook original supplied with the laptop] we need the make and FULL model number of the back plate


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Ok then.. Hard block is not a program or driver error, it is for want of a better description, a mechanical lock, All laptops will have a wireless key, this may be a separate switch, a single F key , or a combination to switch the wi-fi on/off , we can se its old, But to try and find which is the right way to remove the hard-block will need to be researched [unless you already know the key or have the handbook original supplied with the laptop] we need the make and FULL model number of the back plate


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hey thanks! that worked! it was a key on the laptop! wow thanks! now I can see all the wifi networks and connect to them! thank you for your support!
 

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hey thanks! that worked! it was a key on the laptop! wow thanks! now I can see all the wifi networks and connect to them! thank you for your support!
Your welcome, because something doesn't work in Linux its not always as assumed a software error as it says in the first line of my signature ""[some problems may be equipment specific]""
as a guess from the screenshot I would say that laptop is probably nearer 16 years old [one of mine is 21yrs old tomorrow]
 

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You will have to find the hardware wifi switch on that machine. Some machines have a physical switch usually located on the side of the machine other use some combination of F keys to unlock the wifi. Tells us which Machine you have we may be able to help you find it.
 

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forgot to ask you to edit the title of your first post to include ""Solved""

thanks
 
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