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#1 2020-02-03 11:40:39

ArchLinuxUser1312
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[SOLVED] No wireless interface on a ThinkPad T480

The title says it all. On a fresh install of Arch Linux on a Thinkpad T480, where everything else seems to be working fine, there is no wireless interface when entering "iwconfig".

Here is the output of "iwconfig":

enp0s31f6  no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

As you can see, there is nothing to connect to wifi. The strange thing is, I could connect to wifi during the installation process, but something during the install must have broken it.

Here is the output of "ifconfig":

enp0s31f6: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.1.86  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::87ad:d48:18ba:4b8c  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether f8:75:a4:7f:be:74  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 13719  bytes 9628727 (9.1 MiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 2  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 11245  bytes 1509183 (1.4 MiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 16  memory 0xe8200000-e8220000  

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

Here is the output of "lspci"

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/v6 / E3-1500 v5 / 6th/7th/8th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev f1)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #7 (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
00:1d.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #11 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point LPC Controller/eSPI Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V (rev 21)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 (rev 78)
04:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 Bridge (Low Power) [Alpine Ridge LP 2016] (rev 01)
05:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 Bridge (Low Power) [Alpine Ridge LP 2016] (rev 01)
05:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 Bridge (Low Power) [Alpine Ridge LP 2016] (rev 01)
05:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 Bridge (Low Power) [Alpine Ridge LP 2016] (rev 01)
06:00.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 NHI (Low Power) [Alpine Ridge LP 2016] (rev 01)
3c:00.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 Controller (Low Power) [Alpine Ridge LP 2016] (rev 01)
3d:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Intel Corporation SSD Pro 7600p/760p/E 6100p Series (rev 03)

Here is the output of lshw -c network:

  *-network UNCLAIMED       
       description: Network controller
       product: Wireless 8265 / 8275
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       version: 78
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:e8100000-e8101fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       logical name: enp0s31f6
       version: 21
       serial: f8:75:a4:7f:be:74
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.1-4 ip=192.168.1.86 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:158 memory:e8200000-e821ffff

I really don't know how to interpret all of this, because I'm fairly new to Linux, but if someone could help me solve this problem it'd be great. Let me know if you need anymore information.

Last edited by ArchLinuxUser1312 (2020-02-05 21:25:36)

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#2 2020-02-03 12:05:06

Lone_Wolf
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Registered: 2005-10-04
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Re: [SOLVED] No wireless interface on a ThinkPad T480

Problem appears looks to be at low level, kernel or hardware.

Post output of

$ lspci -k   # it helps to know which kernel modules are used by hardware 
$ ip link
$ ip address

Also dmesg or journalctl -b ( will be large, use a pastebin client )


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#3 2020-02-03 13:44:42

ArchLinuxUser1312
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Re: [SOLVED] No wireless interface on a ThinkPad T480

I solved the problem. Turns out I had just forgotten to install the 'linux-firmware' package containing the firmware that allows my computer's wireless to work.

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#4 2020-02-03 14:10:46

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Re: [SOLVED] No wireless interface on a ThinkPad T480

Please remember to mark your thread [SOLVED] (edit the title of your first post).

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