WiFi on HP Omen 15" Laptop


#1

I have no idea what the card is in this laptop, and I have no idea how to figure it out.

But in any case, I get no options for wifi.

What can I do to resolve the this?


#2

assuming you are using Project Trident

Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Network

If NOT listed, then it may not be functional


#3

It’s not listed.

That’s why I’m asking. I assume I need to load some driver. It worked just fine under Linux


#4

making sure

open a terminal and type the following;

sudo pciconf -lv | less

scroll through it to see what you can see


#5

Does not appear to show up. The Ethernet card is there, but nothing that looks like it’s WiFi.


#6

qualcom
intel
broadcom
atheros

those are just 3, I can think of real quick

mine is a qualcom atheros, not found either, but it does show up when searching for it


#7

It shows up in pciconf or elsewhere?


#8

pciconf

worst case scenario, grab a linux live dvd/usb and see what it shows


#9

In Linux I get the following from lsipci:

Network controller: Intel Corporation Device a370 (rev 10)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0034
Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
Kernel modules: iwlwifi


#10

https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwi&apropos=0&sektion=4&manpath=FreeBSD+12.0-RELEASE+and+Ports&arch=default&format=html

shows the same driver


#11

ok. within TrueOS what do I need to do to get this loaded then?


#12

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in /boot/loader.conf.local

if_iwi_load=“YES”

taking a guess


#13

Well, now it seems to exist in pciconf, but doesn’t have sub-class.

It still doesn’t show up in network config


#14

that looks like your hardline


#15

Do you have “lspci”? if not, install “pciutils” from ports or doing “pkg install pciutils”

When installed, go to terminal (as root, or sudo) and type lspci -v | grep 'Network controller'
Then let me know about the wifi card.
Also, use dmidecode to pull information about system board, including serial number


#16

This is how lspci pulls up the information


#17

dmidecode -s system-product-name
dmidecode -s system-manufacturer
dmidecode -s system-serial-number


#18

lspci -v

00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device a370 (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0034
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	Memory at ba21c000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
	Kernel modules: iwlwifi

Dmidecode:

root@mint:~# dmidecode -s system-product-name
OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc0xxx
root@mint:~# dmidecode -s system-manufacturer
HP
root@mint:~# dmidecode -s system-serial-number
5CD8312DK0

#19

can you send me output of uname -a
also: kldstat -v


#20

I can’t send either from under freebsd.

Uname -a gives FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT (trueos-stable-18.03)