I found a similar question in search but didn't feel that it answered this question.
Came up here: My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?. I came across that answer while I was troubleshooting some wifi problems a few weeks back. It's pretty high up in the SEO ranking for that issue.
The most upvoted answer is many years outdated and the best approach to the problem has changed, according to @chili555, who knows a heck of a lot about linux in my opinion.
I see three options:
- edit the old answer (this would be a substantial edit)
- add a new answer and add a note about the newer answer in the old one
- add a new answer and let the upvotes do the work
Of the three I prefer #2.