To post a comment you must log in. The mystery part begins here. Half the time it couldn’t even see any networks at all and, even when it can, it refuses to connect to anything – even unsecured networks – so I’ve gone back to using Network Manager. Hi Seth, thanks for looking at this. Seth Forshee sforshee wrote on

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Athero now that i see this, it may have been random change that it worked. And I can answer the above question forgive the syntax it’s from memory, but the text is correct.

Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

Hi – hope somebody can help me. I’ll add to this that this specific laptop was my own, and worked back in an old version of Ubuntu, possibly 7.

Join Date Jan Beans 2. Ubuntu knows its there: This information was last pulled 19 hours ago. My Ubuntu version is The laptop does have a wireless button, but this has no effect on weather the wireless works or not the colours are normally orange with wifi off or blue for wifi on if this helps anyone.

Seth Forshee sforshee wrote on Linux – Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


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Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Changed in linux Ubuntu: I will attach some log files just in case you need them, but I think that it may not be any wireless card problem but the laptop itself as ubuntu says that the ralink dongle is disabled by hardware switch, which isn’t possible.

Then I did today’s system updates via Synapticwhich seemed to include a new kernel? Having a problem logging in? Ok, so the problem is definitely not the mainline kernel, but could still be our patches.

So I pressed the physical wifi button on my laptop which I never use, because I’ve always perceived it as not working in Ubuntuas an attempt to turn off the wifi card temporarily, until I was actually away from my wired connection at home. You will loose some functionality however, probably most noticeable is support for hotkeys.

I’m thinking this may be related to NetworkManager, and will work through https: Hello Seth, I will try this a bit later on when I am at home and can connect it to the internet via wire: I tried before installing the ubuntu To post a comment you must log in. Mon Jul 25 Hello and thanks Seth, I can’t uoad the qireless as my laptop overheated and am currently writing this on my blackberry.


Duplicates of this bug Bug On the top network icon right clicked and then Enabled the wireless. I’d assume you’ve tried this, but since you didn’t mention it specifically — pressing the wifi button doesn’t unblock your wireless? December 26th, 6. Brad Figg brad-figg on Speaking to the OP, this does not work, as explained above. More information is better than no information.

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I installed Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio laptop about 18 months ago because the pre-installed Vista is awful and am generally loving my linux experience. Can you provide the output of ‘rfkill list’ before and after pressing the button?

I guess wireles one has been motivated to make a permanent fix because this chipset randomly works forever for some after a little playing around. May 16th, 1.