It's just unbelievable how many questions are constantly posted about "Wi-Fi not working" issues, due to modules missing after an installation/kernel upgrade or due to faulty configurations in general.
I didn't find any canonical post in the main site, beside of an excellent one made specifically for
Broadcom chips. So I tought about making a community-wiki post about that.
The aim of the post should be to be the definitive procedure for debugging and solving the "Wi-Fi not working" issues.
I'd like to know first if there's a reason why this shouldn't be a thing (e.g. "You missed this post that covers pretty much everything", "Not worth the effort because the possible configurations are too many" or else).
If this should be a thing, I'd even like to know if in case I could use this post, or a custom community-wiki answer to this post as a workspace for me or even better for everyone to build the post before posting it on the main site.
In case, I'd like to use this post even to summarize which issues should be taken care of and how their respective solutions should be provided in detail. I'll start by adding what comes to my mind first just to give an example:
- The issue: Wi-fi not working after clean install/upgrade:
- Should provide: Instructions on how to determine the chip manufacturer and model, how to download the latest drivers and how to install them
Finally, in case this should be a thing, I'd strongly need inputs expecially on which situations should be taken care of and their respective solutions, to make the post as more consistent as possible.
Ralinkseems pretty popular on most mainstream laptops (and questions).