I've got a VivoPC VM62N-G050R, http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1131163-REG/asus_vivopc_vm62n_g050r_mini_desktop.html (link provided just for info, neither recommending nor dis-recommending this particular vendor). Wired/wireless both work under its pre-installed win8.1, which I've got dual-booting with linux slackware 14.1x64, installed uefi/gpt. It's a vanilla slackware 14.1x64, except upgraded to kernel 4.1.6 (in an attempt to solve the problem below).
Wired networking works fine (as does everything else, afaict), but wireless is no-go; in fact, box hangs (requiring a cold start) when I try to iwconfig it. The googling I've done suggests the box's wireless chipset, details below, just isn't supported (though someone suggested the kernel upgrade I mentioned above, but that didn't work for me). I'm posting here in one last effort, hoping somebody knows of a linux driver/module/whatever to get this working. Details of chipset...
lspci -nnk gives:
---wired controller (no problem)--- 03:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 11) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:859e] Kernel driver in use: r8169 Kernel modules: r8169 ---wireless (this is the problem)--- 04:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8821] Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:85b4] Kernel driver in use: rtl8821ae Kernel modules: rtl8821aeAnd iw list gives lots of the usual output (which I'll provide if requested), suggesting it ought to work, but it doesn't (not for me, at least). Any suggestions??? Thanks, John.
As per Rui's comment below, I'm adding
eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point:Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:on lo no wireless extensions.
lsmod gives lots; I think the relevant lines are (I'll be happy to post all 99 if requested)...
rtl8821ae 215045 0 btcoexist 40784 1 rtl8821ae rtl_pci 18724 1 rtl8821ae rtlwifi 56083 2 rtl_pci,rtl8821ae