Ubuntu: Wifi symbol vanishes after using wifite


I use Gnome DE and after I use wifite, the wifi symbol just vanishes and you can't connect to the wifi using GUI. I tried it on many desktop environments and most of them have this problem (except deepin)

I would like to know if there is any solution for this or how can I bring up the icon?


The problem is that when you use wifite it disables network manager and puts your wifi device down.

Try running sudo service network-manager restart

And -depending on the name of your wireless card- run sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

Now you have to run sudo lshw -C network in order to see what your wifi card's name is. It will look like

description: Wireless interface product: RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 00 serial: 24:ec:99:21:c9:29 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8723ae driverversion=3.8.0-27-generic firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:c3000000-c3003fff

What you want to look at is logical name and when you run sudo ifconfig wlan0 up replace wlan0 with whatever the logical name of your wireless card is

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