I don't know, but my guess would be that the required modules are not loaded or not installed. What is the output of the command lsmod
run as root user?
DuckDuckGo is telling me that the Atheros QCA8171 requires the Atheros alx module. Looking at the kernel config for the SL 3.12 kernel
I see it has CONFIG_ALX=m
, so the module should have been built. If the alx module is not loaded, try loading it (modprobe alx
The Intel 7260 WiFi controller uses the Linux iwlwifi
driver, which I would have expected to be loaded. See what the lsmod
command shows. Is the firmware installed? I.e. is the package linux-firmware
installed? If not, install it using the command equo install linux-firmware
to see if that helps. You might have to unload and reload the module (rmmod iwlwifi && modprobe iwlwifi
) but first try without doing that.