Ubuntu – Ifconfig wlan0 up error

Ubuntu – Ifconfig wlan0 up error


Whenever I run ifconfig wlan0 up I get:

SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted

my lshw -C network shows:

  *-network:1 DISABLED
   description: Wireless interface
   physical id: 2
   logical name: wlan0
   serial: [REMOVED]
   capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
   configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8723bs multicast=yes wireless=unassociated

dimes shows the following error:

Direct firmware load for rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_nic.bin failed with error -2

Best Answer

  • Turns out it was a driver issue. Installing the drivers from https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs fixed my WiFi.

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