I recently purchased an Asus 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. NOTE: this machine does NOT have an Ethernet port! I am relatively new to Ubuntu, but it is essential that I get Ubuntu running on this machine (I have successfully installed Ubuntu on a desktop).
After much trial and error, I booted an .iso file on a UEFI USB stick and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto a primary partition on my hard. Even before the permanent installation of Ubuntu, the wireless internet connection did not work. I hoped that permanent UEFI bootable installation would fix that. It did not, and I have Ubuntu permanently installed, alongside windows 8.1, but my wireless does not work whatsoever. Please note also that the wireless works while running in windows 8.1.
Here is some information about my system:
Asus Laptop (no ethernet port)
INTEL AC 7260 Wireless Card
Running Ubuntu 14.04. 64 bit. Kernel 3.13.0-32
I have read many posts extensively, and taken this problem as far as I can on my own. This is where I am so far:
rfkill list shows no hard or soft blocks for the wireless or bluetooth.
lspci -v shows Intel Wireless 7260 card
lshw shows *-network as UNCLAIMED and no driver is listed
After noting this, and doing some research, I downloaded the firmware package (via a usb drive onto my Ubuntu desktop) "iwlwifi-7260-ucode-22.214.171.124" . I then copied the .ucode file in that package to /lib/firmware/ and I can see it listed there, along with other firmware packages
However, when I open the /etc/ modules file in vi I only saw
rtc listed. So I added
iwlwifi to the file also (i don't know if this did anything or even that is ok). Therefore, I have the firmware package installed - i think! - but I do not believe I have the driver installed correctly (or if I even need it in addition to that firmware package in lib/firmware).
Again, I have been working on this issue for almost a week straight, and I have hit a stand still on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated.