Ubuntu – Unable to use Wifi on Lenovo Z5070


I bought new Lenovo Z5070 with a Core i5. However I am facing issues with my wireless: it goes away after sometime and then does not return until I reboot.

Best Answer

  • From here https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83641#c1

    "There is a new version of this driver at GitHub. You will need to have the package with the kernel headers installed.

    git clone http://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
    cd rtlwifi_new
    sudo make install

    This version of the driver will be submitted for inclusion in kernel 3.18. I ran it for 39 hours with no disconnects."

    this solution works for me. I hope that help


    If You update the ubuntu, and this update has ubuntu base updates, so you need to run the following again.

    sudo make install