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Fresh install of Linux Mint but I cannot connect to my wifi. I have used an ethernet to install all automatic updates and such that come with the fresh install.

ifconfig gives out:

eno1: flags=4163 mtu 1500 inet 192.168.1.168 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 inet6 2a00:23c5:709a:7701:d528:6c9c:a5db:8209 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0 inet6 2a00:23c5:709a:7701:f33:ead7:1be5:7832 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0 inet6 fe80::b4dd:a9b3:46e3:d6a2 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20 ether e4:e7:49:3e:f4:da txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 4901 bytes 2907253 (2.9 MB) RX errors 0 dropped 5 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 4578 bytes 649717 (649.7 KB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

lo: flags=73 mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10 loop txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback) RX packets 1361 bytes 126333 (126.3 KB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 1361 bytes 126333 (126.3 KB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

iwconfig gives:

lo no wireless extensions.

eno1 no wireless extensions.

rfkill list all gives:

0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no

My Laptop is:

HP Pavilion - 14-ce0508na

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To get the WiFi chipset working/build the necessary kernel mode, run in the command line:

sudo apt-get install git build-essential dkms
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
sudo dkms install rtlwifi-new/0.6

Reboot.

From HP Forums No WIFI presence on Ubuntu 16.04

The DKMS here in these instructions is a good idea, as it will automatically compile and install this module on any new kernel version installed. e.g. this module will be present on future kernel updates as long it is compatible with the version of the new installed kernel.

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