Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless LED Does Not Switch On And Work
May 11, 2011
I am new with Linux and I am trying to figure out how to get my wireless working. My wireless LED does not switch on and it also does not work. In some threads I have seen people post some outputs of command from the terminal. I do not know how to copy this because I can not use ctrl + c in the terminal.
Computer is a Compaq presario v2000, runs fine with windows 7 32 bit. And before that I had Ubuntu on it. I have tried everything I remember that got wireless working with Ubuntu. Also the hardware switch for the wireless does not work while running lubuntu.
I got a Ubuntu machine running a local web server. It is connected to an archaic 10mbit hub, and I'd like a little bit faster network. I got a new 100/1000mbit switch connected to my router. I have 3 other PC's running off it, no problems at all. No configuration was necessary, and all existing cables worked fine.
Since the router and hub are located at the opposite end of the house, and the switch is in my PC room, I made up a new cable to connect it to my Ubuntu machine. It's just a straight-through cable, just like the other cables connecting the switch to other PC's. Okay so, when I plug the cable in to the machine I get no ethernet lights on either the machine nor the switch. But here's the kicker: I plug the cable into my laptop (running Windows 7), and it works perfectly. I restart the machine with the cable in, and get a green light. As soon as Ubuntu loads up, no lights, no connectivity. It shouldn't matter, but I'm running a static IP on the machine. I also have static IP's on the other PC's connected to the switch and nothing had to be changed.
I've had a host of problems since upgrading to 11.04 Natty Narwhal, so let's deal with these 1 at a time.
I've got a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion G60 laptop. Next to the power button is a handy wireless on/off button. This has always worked well with previous editions (9.04,through 10.10). first press toggles the wireless off, second press toggles it on.
Not so in 11.04. The toggle off works great, first time. But, it will not toggle back on. Not after any number of tries, not after restarting, not after booting into other OS's (9.10 and Vista) re-enabling it there and then booting back into Narwhal. to further complicate the issue, this feature bypass the network manager, so toggling the wireless off by the switch leaves me showing no wireless adapter in the network manager. I also restarted, switched from Unity to a Gnome session, but the issue still persists.
As my only network options are wireless, this has become a substantial inconvenience. ---- EDIT: so the network util is actually saying "wireless disabled by hardware switch". Also noticed it I enable it in 9.10, reboot to 11.04 (where I inevitably fail to re-enable it), then reboot into 9.10, it will initially be disabled. The key difference is in 9.10 I have the ability to enable wifi using the hardware button. It seems that 11.04 is remembering that wireless is disabled between boots. Is there a place it might be storing this value? If so, I may be able simply to set the value as enabled, since toggling that silly button isn't working. ----- EDIT 2: found this thread:"Wireless disabled by hardware switch" bug? - Natty seems to be a similar issue. I'll be following how that one develops, too.
I just installed 10.10 on my HP dv2700 laptop and I can't get the wireless card to turn on. Here are some of my results. I get the same results regardless of which position the wireless switch is in and the indicator light always indicates that the wireless is off.
paul@paul-HLaptop:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSIDff/any
Just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu(unity), and my wireless isn't working. I have the 14e4:4315 Wireless Card so I followed this posts [URL].... And still have no wifi, when I click the icon in the menu bar it says under "Wireless Networks": "wireless is disabled by hardware switch", which ins't true because on my Vostro 1520, there is only one switch and it is in the on position. I've tried 3 versions of ubuntu and none of them work with wifi getting tired of it.
i hate to start a new thread that is already discussed in many places. But after hours and hours of digging, i am thinking there might be a 5 minute solution. But only if i know that. I own a lenovo ideapad y450. my networking controllers are...
The problem is i cannot access wifi. The network manager says the wireless is disabled by hardware switch.
My hardware switch for wireless (on the laptop) is infact ON.
During natty installation (it was a fresh one) i had ticked for third party installations but had no internet running at that time. now the additional drivers under hardware in system settings shows nothing. just blank. NO MATTER WHAT I DID I HAVE COME TO THE FIRST STEP AGAIN. MY WIRELESS IS DISABLED BY HARDWARE SWITCH. where is this switch & how do i switch it on (if thatz so easy.) but all the solutions given in other thread were specific to some system or condition and mine somehow did not match.
I have two laptops and a desktop. At any given moment I would like the desktop to be able to download a file over WAN at maximum speed while one laptop does the same over wireless and the other laptop shares files either wired through a gigabit switch or wireless over wireless G or N. Is this too much to ask from a router/switch/wireless AP combo unit with a single processor? I'm thinking it's at least a lot. What if I ran the modem into the WAN connection of a good router. Then connected a separate wireless G/N access point and gigabit switch to the LAN connections of the router? That seems to me like it would relieve some of the bottle necks I would encounter with the scenario described above AND allow me to upgrade each unit as needed.
however I have an asus 1005ha with ubuntu 10.04 netbook and I cannot find a way to be able to switch BT & wireless on/off from inside the operating system... (only works, if I disable/enable it in bios before booting...)
Since I upgraded to Lucid, I am dealing with serious instabilities related to my wireless card. What happens is that when there is a lot of wireless activity the computer freezes. It is a complete freeze, the mouse stops moving, if something was coming out of the speakers it keeps echoing, and the only solution is to turn off the computer. The bug seems to coincide with the one listed in here
My wireless card is Intersil ISL3890/ISL3886. My whole computer is an HP z555. I'm thinking that is should be a bug in the wireless adapter driver, which is p54pci. The only solution I can think of is to blacklist it and set up ndiswrapper. I am not very comfortable with this solution since a native linux driver should be better than ndiswrapper.
I'm in the process of setting up my parents' HP G60-630US laptop with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. Installation went fine, but now I am trying to get the wireless set up and am encountering an annoying problem: The wireless drop down menu will not allow me to enable wireless because "wireless is disabled by hardware switch". When I try to turn on the wireless via the glowing orange wireless button above the keyboard nothing seems to happen.
When I enter rfkill list in terminal, it returns the following:
0: phy1: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes 1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes
I'm not really sure what this output means. I wasn't able to find any threads the addressed this issue specifically. If there is a quick and easy solution to this issue, or if this is a known problem with no solution, I'd like to know either way.
p.s. if it helps, lspci -v lists the wireless card as: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
i'm running Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit on an Acer Aspire 3050 laptop with an Atheros AR5BMB5 WiFi card.
The problem i'm having is that the hardware switch to turn the WiFi on and off isn't working right. When I hit the switch to turn it off, the light doesn't turn off, and Ubuntu just disconnects from the network and searches for more WiFi networks - it doesn't say that the WiFi has been deactivated, and I don't think it is. When I hit the switch again, it finds my network and connects to it.
The lspci -v | less command gives me the following information for the WiFi:
Code: 08:04.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01) Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device 0418 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 21
It lists a different model of card, but it's using what I assume is the correct driver, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I've checked the card itself and it is a AR5BMB5.
I would like to fix it so the switch actually turns the WiFi off instead of just making it search for more networks (I assume it's not actually turning off), and perhaps make the light turn off as it should as well.
I have a wireless router with a 4-port switch built in. The router is a Linksys WRT310N. I have more than 4 devices that I would like to connect through wired connections...so I have an 8 port switch that I connect into one of the 4 ports on the back of the router. Whenever I do this, the wireless functionality stops working! To get wireless back, I just have to unplug the gigabit switch (and unplug/plug in the router) and wireless is back up and running.
It doesn't seem to matter which port I plug the switch into so that isn't the cause of this. Also, I can connect up 4 devices where none of them is a switch (i.e. 4 computers) and wireless still works just fine -- so it doesn't seem to be a problem that there are 4 devices attached. when the switch is connected to my router, the devices behind it work just fine. However, the wireless devices all obtain 169.254.*.* addresses so clearly the clients are failing to obtain an address from the router (the DHCP server).
I've decided I want to cross over to Ubuntu from Win vista but there's one thing i cant get working. My wireless card. My wireless card is a Xterasys xn 2523g I can't make this switch until i have the internet working.
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a new acer emachine e525. All is fine except that now I cannot switch the wireless on as the button above the keyboard no longer functions. Can anyone tell me what I can do to fix this as wireless is obviously vital in a laptop. BTW the wireless waqs working fine while the machine had Vista on it.
I installed 11.04 some time ago. I got my printer to work, but I have tried to use wireless and I cant. I can perfectly connect using a wired connection but on the network menu in the taskbar it tells me that wireless is turned off by hardware switch. I am suspecting that I don't have the drivers for my atheros wireless card, but when I click on additional driers it tells me that there are no drivers to download. how to configure my wireless card to work with natty?
I'm unable to disable the 'wireless disabled by hardware switch' message. I've tried rfkill unblock all - no effect. It remains hard blocked after running the unblock command, rebooting, alternating the switch in windows, alternating the bios setting. Wireless internet does not work because of this.
I recently switched from windows xp to ubuntu and have been very impressed so far. However, I've run into a bit of a problem. My laptop has a switch on the side that enables or disables the wireless card and every now and again its inevitable that someone accidentally switches it off. When I had windows xp all you had to do to re-enable it was to go to the device manager and turn it back on however ubuntu apparently doesn't have a device manager. so I need help. my wireless card info is05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
I have an HP mini 110 with Fedora 11 install. I installed the broadcom-wl and wl-kmod from yum but still no wireless. First I can't get the broadcom card to turn on using the slide switch on the front of the computer. The device is inactive in the network configuration-devices window. The card is not in the network configuration hardware window. When I try to add it manually, there is no entry for the card in the drop down list. I am new to Fedora but have used linux for years. Unfortunately this is my first attempt at wireless networking.
The posts and google stuff doesn't say much more than "yum install broadcom-wl" Can anyone point me into the right direction? I have a feeling I am missing something very simple, because this computer dual boots Linux Mint and wireless works flawlessly.
I want to switch my laptop from XP to Ubuntu, but right now, i cant risk installing it. i dont want to have it partitioned so i can dual boot, so for now i only run the try-it-out mode.Before i consider installing though, i want to see if i can get everything to work ahead of time, that way im not regreting instalation. I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, with 55GB hard drive and 516MB ram. So far, the trial mode is working great, but the wireless will not work. Ive tried to install the driver, but i am unable to do so. I have looked this up, and i have tried many things, and so far, none have worked.I was wondering if it was just part of the trial thing or not, but it is a Broadcom Wireless BCM4318 driver
I have a Belkin Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter Model # F6D4050 v2. The drivers are for windows but the windows wireless drivers app doesnt work. I see a tutorial for a linksys that appears to have the same chipset, but I am not sure if any of the steps need to be modified, also my kernel is a bit different. Here is my kernel:
Recently I have installed Fedora 14 on my other laptop. It's a dual boot with Windows 7. Everything worked perfectly fine, networking included, until my friend didn't accidently turned off the wireless by pressing a wireless button on the laptop. Since then the wireless on Fedora doesn't work. It does on Windows thought. I've tried restarting the laptop few times, but the wireless still doesn't want to work again.
I have a hp zd7249cl laptop and have installed ubuntu 10.10 on it. The main problem I am having at the time is the wireless button will not turn on so there for I have no internet access. The switch works fine in windows, but not in ubuntu. The switch didn't work with the live cd either, but I thought it might after install. The wired card that is in the laptop is no good and quit working a couple of years ago so all I have is wireless now.