First day of usage. I went to the menu bar wireless dropdown, selected my SSID, and then selected “turn off” (intending to turn off, then turn on, like is often done on the Mac to get an SSID to reconnect).
The entire wireless dropdown immediately disappeared. Going to Settings, it now says “No Wi-Fi Adapter Found, Make sure you have a Wi-Fi adapter plugged and turned on”.
I checked rfkill and the wlan was soft unblocked. I turned it on. No luck. I rebooted the machine. No luck.
This is pretty awful behavior. I’m running 22.04.1 LTS, on a Framework 12th Gen. Does anyone have any ideas about how I can get wireless turned on again, short of reinstalling from scratch?
I had a similar issue using Ubuntu 22.04 on my 11th gen Framework Laptop. The wifi adapter has stopped being detected by Gnome twice now… It works fine when I boot into my Windows OS partition.
A possible solution you could try is removing the firmware files associated with “iwlwifi” inside “/usr/lib/firmware”. Then connect to the internet over ethernet and re-run software update to restore the proper firmware packages. If you don’t have access to Ethernet then you can tether directly to your phone’s Wifi connection over USB.
I’m afraid to say that at this point I gave up and rebuilt an entirely fresh new image of Ubuntu and reinstalled everything. I can describe the steps which caused the failure: for obvious reasons I am not eager to attempt to replicate it. It was quite simple. I went to the Wireless menu dropdown, and selected my SSID. This brought up the submenu “Select Network”, “Turn Off”, and “Wi-Fi Settings”. I simply selected “Turn Off”. And that was it.
Appreciate the clarification. Obviously I don’t want to repeat what happened, as you have things working again. It should have appeared as Wireless Off after this.
Looks like you do a good job keeping things up to date as you’re on a point release. So it appears you’re keeping things updated.
Without logs or a screenshot of what it appeared as when it happened, I surmise it may have a bug with the network manager function in the panel. Even if the wifi radio is turned off, it would still appear as WiFi Off in the panel.
So my advice is keep the system fully up to date and make sure use the restart network manager command listed above if this ever happens again.