Untangling WiFi Issue in Ubuntu 16.04

After successful installation of Ubuntu 16.04 on my HP Envy x360, I confronted an issue with WiFi with status device not ready. Researching the issue, I found it happens to be a common issue with this LTS. Moving on to fixing it, I tried numerous solutions and each of them proved futile. After the arduous attempts, I found the needle in the haystack and it was specified for the HP Envy series only. If you encounter a similar issue, follow up the steps below-

First check the results for

lsmod | grep acer

If the above command returns


Then you should blacklist the module using

echo "blacklist acer_wmi" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Reboot and you are done!

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