Can't Connect to WIFI or Ethernet

I can't connect to regular wifi or ethernet.

Output of inxi -n:

Network
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet driver" N/A
Device-2: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver: N/a

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Gday @robertzou , Welcome to the community !

First try running " Software & update " Open the "additional Drivers " TAB, & see if you have drivers there to be updated, if so select the appropriate drive. then run " Update ".

If No drives visible, please run " software Updater " ,
After update check inxi- n again & in software updater to see if it recognises the network.

For further info/help follow this guide;

You may also need to follow this How to for the above drive, the Realtek RTL8168 Driver covers this device.

No, I don't see any drivers to be updated

The problem is that wifi or ethernet doesn't work so apt doesn't work either.

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So your not tethered/connected to the internet on the problem machine/pc that has this issue?
eg: tether the phone to pc via usb cable.

If not, then on the same website it has instruction's for offline installation.

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Another approach:
If you had internet when running the install from the usb drive, Then insert the usb drive & boot from the drive. Then follow the above " How To ".
Hope this helps

Have you a mobile that you can hotspot with?

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Without any internet connection you will be hampered.

Does your network device/s work when you boot Zorin Live Disk to "Try Zorin"?

Also set your Software Updater to point to "Main Server", instead of a local/regional server.

Use your phone to download the tarball,
connect your phone to the pc, copy the tarball to the computer. Unzip. Follow the instructions in readme for installation.

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Still, doesn't work. For some reason, wifi just won't connect (not even to phone).

What is the terminal output of

lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex [1022:1510]
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310] [1002:9802]
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:12.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]
00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1002:43a0]
00:15.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) [1002:43a1]
00:15.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) [1002:43a3]
00:16.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:16.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 [1022:1700] (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1 [1022:1701]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2 [1022:1702]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3 [1022:1703]
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4 [1022:1704]
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6 [1022:1718]
00:18.6 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5 [1022:1716]
00:18.7 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7 [1022:1719]
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5209] (rev 01)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)

Do you have " Fast boot " disabled?

This card is tricky - and the result from that trickiness is that if you have More Than One driver installed, they bounce off of each other.

Which drivers have you installed so far?
Do you have DKMS?
Or is the answer None due to not having net at any point?

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Use a usb cable to connect your phone to the pc. Wireless and ethernet is pointless since your wifi card isn't installed.

I reinstalled Zorin and it worked

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