System not detecting WiFi after upgrade to linux64

Yesterday I have upgraded from linux61 to linux64 kernel and rebooted the system to apply the changes and use new kernel. And then put it on the sleep, and now I am checking the broadcom drivers were not installed, so I installed it and still after reboot it is not detecting WiFi

  *-network UNCLAIMED   # Could it be cause of this?
       description: Network controller
       product: Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 14.3
       bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
       version: 10
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:a441c000-a441ffff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: enp3s0
       version: 15
       serial: 04:d4:c4:e4:71:fd
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=6.4.16-1-MANJARO firmware=rtl8168h-2_0.0.2 02/26/15 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:16 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:a4204000-a4204fff memory:a4200000-a4203fff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: SAMSUNG_Android
       physical id: 12
       bus info: usb@1:1
       logical name: enp0s20f0u1
       serial: 02:38:1c:6a:0d:78
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=rndis_host driverversion=6.4.16-1-MANJARO duplex=half firmware=RNDIS device ip= link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair

Even RFKILL is showing bluetooth now

rfkill list 
0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no

I am writing this post from USB tethering from my phone. I haven’t tested ethernet also but based on lshw output, it appears ok to me.

Hi @tbhaxor,

Have you tested with another kernel? Also, have you rebooted?

Also, please post the output(s) of:





inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width


Also see:

Specifically: Device inaccessible after kernel upgrade

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Linux 6.1 will be supported until the end of 2026, so you can safely keep using it.

Its not working on linux61 also now :man_facepalming:

Ok so brcm80211 is blacklisted

$ grep brcm80211 /etc/modprobe.d/linux64-broadcom-wl.conf 
blacklist brcm80211

Ok, so new finding. Even with live boot usb it is not detecting WiFi, could it be a hardware problem? How can I confirm?

By providing what I asked for earlier:

Ok so this is a weird fix. I removed the wifi module, cleaned it and reinserted it. Now its working perfectly fine. :sweat_smile:

That does make sense, yes. Well, I’m happy for you.

Just goes to show:

Even dirt can ruin your life…


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Just chipping in to say that linux64 went EOL and you should migrate away from it, see

stable: 6.4.16 [EOL] 2023-09-13

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