I have been running Lubuntu on my old late 2008 Macbook successfully for a couple of years. This week, the WiFi has suddenly stopped working. Running lshw, lsusb and lspci shows no sign of the WiFi interface at all.

I've run a full software update over ethernet, and restarted the system a couple of times, but to no avail.

The fault appeared from one day to the next, and did not follow a software update or any other obvious change to the system. I'm leaning towards a hardware fault currently (it is a 15yo laptop, after all), but is there anything else I can do to try and diagnose/fix this fault?

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    You can, if accessible, open it and re-seat the WiFi card. yesterday
  • Check the system logs, you might be able to find out what happened, they usually span at least a week. If you cannot do it right away, make a copy to have them available later. yesterday


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