I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10E, which I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Windows 10 Home, as a standard dual installation. I can't connect to my home WiFi network on Ubuntu, it isn't even recognised, but it works fine on the Windows OS on the same machine. My computer hasn't got an ethernet port, but I can access WiFi on Windows. The WiFi network is not hidden, and lspci shows

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2280 (rev 22)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b0 (rev 22)
00:03.0 Multimedia controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b8 (rev 22)
00:0b.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 22dc (rev 22)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b5 (rev 22)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Device 2298 (rev 22)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 229c (rev 22)

lsusb shows:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:0411 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 06cb:73f5 Synaptics, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:5411 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

EDIT: I have just dug out an old PiHut Raspberry Pi WiFi dongle and plugged it into the only USB port on the detachable keyboard. I immediately got a notification saying that it had detected a WiFi network: my home WiFi. I can now use the internet and the apt package manager, but I would still like a way of using WiFi without this, as it takes up my only USB port, but this is progress!😀


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    It looks like your WiFi adapter does not appear in the PCI list. Mabe a USB device? Add the output of lsusb to your question. – Thomas Jan 8 '17 at 9:16
  • @Thomas I have updated my question. – Theoremiser Jan 8 '17 at 9:28
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    I searched around a bit and it seems the Acer Aspire Switch 10e is not problem free. Best would be to go through this post on github and the suggestions on ubuntuforum. – Thomas Jan 8 '17 at 11:04

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