Internal and external WiFi adapters do not show

Both the internal and external WiFi adapters are not showing up as options in KDE network options, and Garuda Network Assistant has not solved the issue. I have Ethernet connected and working without a problem.

I am running Garuda-DR460NIZED-Gaming-Linux-ZEN-210507.iso.

[ --- ~]$ inxi -SNa; hwinfo --netcard --bluetooth | grep -Ei "(hotplug|speed|model|status|cmd|file|detected|driv
er:)" | grep -v "Config S" && echo "System install date $(head -n1 /var/log/pacman.log | cut -d " " -f1 | cut -c 2-1
1)"
System:    Host: Gass Kernel: 5.12.4-zen1-2-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=dae896b3-4d1f-4811-b44a-c912a845555b rw
[email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=0092eac9-fe81-4729-9ced-2c5ae9318855 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
base: Arch Linux
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
Device-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:0896 class-ID: 0280
Device-3: Realtek RTL88x2bu [AC1200 Techkey] type: USB driver: rtl88x2bu bus-ID: 2-1.3:17
chip-ID: 0bda:b812 class-ID: 0000 serial: 123456
Model: "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130 BGN"
Driver: "iwlwifi"
Device File: wlp3s0
Link detected: no
Driver Status: iwlwifi is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwlwifi"
Model: "Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller"
Driver: "r8169"
Device File: enp2s0
Link detected: yes
Driver Status: r8169 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8169"
Model: "Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)"
Hotplug: USB
Driver: "btusb"
Speed: 12 Mbps
Driver Status: btusb is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe btusb"
Model: "Realtek 802.11ac NIC"
Hotplug: USB
Driver: "rtl88x2bu"
Device File: wlp0s29u1u3
Speed: 480 Mbps
Driver Status: 88x2bu is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 88x2bu"
System install date 2021-05-12 
╭─ --- in ~ took 7s
╰─λ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 016: ID 1770:ff00 MSI steel series rgb keyboard
Bus 002 Device 017: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL88x2bu [AC1200 Techkey]
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0139 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5139 Card Reader Controller
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

I appreciate your assistance. ~Queue

Output of rfkill list ?

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@jonathon
Thanks, I was trying to look for that command earlier, but I could not find the location where I saw it.

╭─ --- in ~ took 203ms
╰─λ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
5: phy3: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
6: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

Make sure the devices are enabled, both in the BIOS and a physical switch (or soft switch on the keyboard).

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Wow, thanks. I hit Fn+F8 because it look liked a satellite dish, and now the issue that has cost me hours or days of time is solved.

Thanks again.

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Oh, I haven't done that… recently.

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