Wireless options not showing up on Peppermint OS 4 (Resolved)


just loaded up peppermint and running off of a CD

it doesnt seem like it is picking up any of the wireless networks that I have around me.

if someone could please help. I would appreciate it.

thank you

Can you open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from:

sudo lshw -C network


rfkill list

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
description: Ethernet interface
product: MCP77 Ethernet
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
logical name: eth0
version: a2
serial: 00:1f:16:de:6f:66
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.64 latency=0 link=no maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 multicast=yes port=MII
resources: irq:41 memory:c0009000-c0009fff ioport:30f8(size=8) memory:c0007c00-c0007cff memory:c0007800-c000780f
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:25:56:63:9a:1e
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=3.8.0-23-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources: irq:23 memory:c2000000-c200ffff

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

What happens if you run:

sudo rfkill unblock all

does wireless spring to life ?

if not, what’s the output from

rfkill list


Thanks for your help.
I went to visit this site and it gave me the instructions on how to resolve the issue.

thanks again though for your help.