I cant connect to wifi on Lubuntu 18.10, no networks show up.

Nimble Dancer

New Member
Hi there.
I have a notebook vaio, follow the setup:

Code:
$ sudo lshw

    description: Notebook
    product: VPCYB13KX (N/A)
    vendor: Sony Corporation
    version: C9007WHX
    serial: 27539737-3000267
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook cpus=1 family=VAIO sku=N/A uuid=A107CCF5-7E21-E011-B308-AE2E1525DFF4
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: VAIO
       vendor: Sony Corporation
       physical id: 0
       version: N/A
       serial: N/A
       slot: Base Board Chassis Location
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Insyde Corp.
          physical id: 0
          version: R0160Z7
          date: 12/22/2010
          size: 1MiB
          capacity: 1984KiB
          capabilities: pci pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int9keyboard int10video acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 6
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 2GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM [empty]
             physical id: 0
             slot: SODIMM1
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR3 1066 MHz (0,9 ns)
             product: NT2GC64B88B0NS-CG
             vendor: Nanya Technology
             physical id: 1
             serial: AC353324
             slot: SODIMM2
             size: 2GiB
             width: 8 bits
             clock: 1066MHz (0.9ns)
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: AMD E-350 Processor
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: b
          bus info: [email protected]
          version: 15.1.0
          serial: N/A
          slot: N/A
          size: 1381MHz
          capacity: 1600MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: x86-64 boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp constant_tsc rep_good nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor ssse3 cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch ibs skinit wdt hw_pstate vmmcall arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save pausefilter cpufreq
          configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=2
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: c
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 64KiB
             capacity: 128KiB
             capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
             configuration: level=1
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: d
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 512KiB
             capacity: 1MiB
             capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
             configuration: level=2
     *-pci:0
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 14h Processor Root Complex
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 100
          bus info: [email protected]:00:00.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 1
             bus info: [email protected]:00:01.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
             resources: irq:26 memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:3000(size=256) memory:90200000-9023ffff memory:c0000-dffff
        *-multimedia:0
             description: Audio device
             product: Wrestler HDMI Audio
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 1.1
             bus info: [email protected]:00:01.1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:27 memory:90244000-90247fff
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Family 14h Processor Root Port
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 4
             bus info: [email protected]:00:04.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:24 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:90100000-901fffff
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet
                vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
                physical id: 0
                bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0
                logical name: enp1s0
                version: c0
                serial: 78:84:3c:2b:e7:83
                capacity: 1Gbit/s
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.1.1-NAPI latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
                resources: irq:28 memory:90100000-9013ffff ioport:2000(size=128)
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Family 14h Processor Root Port
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 6
             bus info: [email protected]:00:06.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:25 memory:90000000-900fffff
           *-network DISABLED
                description: Wireless interface
                product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
                vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
                physical id: 0
                bus info: [email protected]:02:00.0
                logical name: wlp2s0
                version: 01
                serial: 4c:0f:6e:d7:17:a5
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=4.18.0-10-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:18 memory:90000000-9000ffff
        *-storage
             description: SATA controller
             product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 11
             bus info: [email protected]:00:11.0
             version: 40
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=64
             resources: irq:19 ioport:3118(size=8) ioport:3124(size=4) ioport:3110(size=8) ioport:3120(size=4) ioport:3100(size=16) memory:9024c000-9024c3ff
        *-usb:0
             description: USB controller
             product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 12
             bus info: [email protected]:00:12.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master
             configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64
             resources: irq:18 memory:9024b000-9024bfff
        *-usb:1
             description: USB controller
             product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 12.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:12.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=64
             resources: irq:17 memory:9024a000-9024a0ff
        *-usb:2
             description: USB controller
             product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 13
             bus info: [email protected]:00:13.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master
             configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64
             resources: irq:18 memory:90249000-90249fff
        *-usb:3
             description: USB controller
             product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 13.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:13.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=64
             resources: irq:17 memory:90248000-902480ff
        *-serial
             description: SMBus
             product: SBx00 SMBus Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 14
             bus info: [email protected]:00:14.0
             version: 42
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0
             resources: irq:0
        *-multimedia:1
             description: Audio device
             product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 14.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:14.2
             version: 40
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=64
             resources: irq:16 memory:90240000-90243fff
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 14.3
             bus info: [email protected]:00:14.3
             version: 40
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 14.4
             bus info: [email protected]:00:14.4
             version: 40
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
     *-pci:1
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 101
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.0
          version: 43
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:2
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 102
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.1
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 103
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.2
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 104
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.3
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=k10temp
          resources: irq:0
     *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 105
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.4
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:6
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 106
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.5
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:7
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 107
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.6
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:8
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 108
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.7
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-scsi:0
          physical id: 1
          logical name: scsi0
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0
             vendor: Toshiba
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: 1Q
             serial: 637CS0MBS
             size: 465GiB (500GB)
             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
             configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096 signature=74d2893b
           *-volume:0
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sda1
                version: 3.1
                serial: aabfb2eb-59bc-bf44-bacd-45ad8bba3cf4
                size: 98MiB
                capacity: 100MiB
                capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2015-03-17 11:53:21 filesystem=ntfs label=Reservado pelo Sistema state=clean
           *-volume:1
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                physical id: 2
                bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sda2
                version: 3.1
                serial: 2e921125-b512-554a-9adc-91032730f375
                size: 249GiB
                capacity: 250GiB
                capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2016-02-04 02:42:49 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
Code:
~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]

00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler HDMI Audio

00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port

00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port

00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)

00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller

00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller

00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller

00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller

00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)

00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)

00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4

00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6

00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5

00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7

01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)

02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Recently I did dual boot, with the Windows 7 on one of the partitions and the Lubuntu 18.10.
On Windows I use the usb adapter/receiver wifi and I have no issues about that. But I can't use internet using lubuntu, anyone can help me?
 


Alexzee

Member
What exact usb/adapter do you have?

If your not sure; what's the output of lsusb?

If I'm not mistaken you may have to install a driver for the usb adapter.
 

Nimble Dancer

New Member
Im not sure about that, so:

Code:
~$ lsusb

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0186 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f2:b211 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter

Bus 001 Device 012: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy (MTP)

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 003 Device 004: ID 056e:00e4 Elecom Co., Ltd

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
"If I'm not mistaken you may have to install a driver for the usb adapter."

I got it, I'll try it.
 

atanere

Well-Known Member
Another thing to consider: Your lshw and lspci reports both show an internal wireless adapter, although lshw says it is "DISABLED." Do you know if this wireless is broken? "Disabled" does not necessarily mean that it is broken.

Sony Vaio laptops often had a physical switch to turn the WiFi on and off... it may be that if you turn this switch ON that Lubuntu will use it more easily. Also, sometimes besides a physical switch, you might have a "soft switch"... using the Fn key and one of the F-keys to toggle the WiFi on and off.

Good luck!
 

Nimble Dancer

New Member
Im trying install the driver, but is not easy for me. Because the archives are all in .exe format, so Im trying to use Wine, but isn't easy neither to install that without internet conection...
 

TechnoJunky

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YOu can't use .exe files for drivers on Linux. You need Linux drivers. Above Atanere brings up a very good point. Many laptops, my peronal one (Fn + PrtScr) and my work (dedicated button) one, both have buttons to turn off the built in wifi. So it may not require driver installation, it may just need to be turned on.
 

Nimble Dancer

New Member
Another thing to consider: Your lshw and lspci reports both show an internal wireless adapter, although lshw says it is "DISABLED." Do you know if this wireless is broken? "Disabled" does not necessarily mean that it is broken.

Sony Vaio laptops often had a physical switch to turn the WiFi on and off... it may be that if you turn this switch ON that Lubuntu will use it more easily. Also, sometimes besides a physical switch, you might have a "soft switch"... using the Fn key and one of the F-keys to toggle the WiFi on and off.

Good luck!
hi! yes, my Vaio have a physical switch to turn the wifi on and off, but this switch don't work... and my laptop don't have a short cut key to turn on and off Wifi, like using Fn + (other key)
 

Nimble Dancer

New Member
YOu can't use .exe files for drivers on Linux. You need Linux drivers. Above Atanere brings up a very good point. Many laptops, my peronal one (Fn + PrtScr) and my work (dedicated button) one, both have buttons to turn off the built in wifi. So it may not require driver installation, it may just need to be turned on.
oh i got it, I will try to survey Linux drivers... Thanks.
 

Nimble Dancer

New Member
The lsusb output above shows your wireless dongle: RT5370 Wireless Adapter.

Here's a couple of links that might help.

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2361369

https://superuser.com/questions/692229/install-driver-for-rt5370-on-ubuntu

First of all, thank you to search this posts for me. Thanks a lot! I downloaded the correct driver for my adapter (linux version) and I followed all steps, but unfortunately some commands didn't work:

Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
sudo rmmod rt5572sta
sudo modprobe rt2800usb
so I still have no conection...
 

Condobloke

Well-Known Member
Have you tried another Distro....eg Linux Mint....?....does it have to be Lubuntu ?
 

Condobloke

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