Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Interface Disabled; Fine In Win XP?
Aug 8, 2010
I have an HP mini laptop (Intel Atom, N270, 1.60GhZ, 1Gb RAM, Win XP ver 2002 SP3) that I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 netbook version last nite.I can dual boot, and so far everything under Ubuntu works great - except for the wireless interface. Rebooting back to WinXP, it works fine. The 'sudo lshw -C network' command shows "disabled". Ubuntu sees it, its just disabled. The help file says to make sure its on. It is - there is no physical switch..I am VERY new to this, with no programming experience to speak of.
I just got Ubuntu and am new at this stuff. I have a dual boot windows 7 64 bit one and ubuntu 10.4. I booted ubuntu at startup and then tried to go online, but it says my wireless device is disabled. I tried pressing the keys on my keyboard to see if that may work, but it doesn't. I am lost and new at this.
I have been running FC8 on this IBM T23 with a D-Link wireless adapter. Using MadWifi this has worked fine with Network Manager disabled. But now I have nuked that installation and replaced it with FC10. Network Manager is nice, and I would like to use it. And it kind-of works. Network Manager recognizes my router and all my neighbor's routers, but I can't connect.
I'm trying to configure Linux Mint 9 so that the wireless interface wlan0 is disabled until I enable it. I've hunted around and learned that I can disable the wireless after bootup with the command 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 down' and then restart it with 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up', but I'd prefer to have it in the 'down' state from bootup. I read up on the /etc/network/interfaces file, and it seemed that the 'auto' stanza was the relevant part that told the system to automatically start the interface, but when I tried commenting out the 'auto wlan0' line wlan0 still started automatically.
one of these "WiFi works in Gnome, not in KDE" threads, but I have been all over google and hundreds of threads across different sites and can't figure this one out.As mentioned, wireless is peachy in Gnome, unfortunately I like KDE and I'm more productive using it (when I have internet). Wired network works fine in KDE, and my network card
I have wubi Kubuntu installed and had no problems with wireless at home. Starbucks uses the Bell network for free wireless access, and in Windows I can use it without problems. It is the typical free network, that immediately asks you for a login name when you try to use a web browser. When I do it in Ubuntu at Starbucks, it sees the network and "activates" it, but when I go to Firefox, it does not ask for the typical login information. It can't find any web pages at all.
I haven't used linux in years, but decided to try out Ubuntu. I'm a total newb at this but it has been pretty easy to transition over from Vista. I have had no problem with it for months, and then all of a sudden my internet doesn't work. It says that it is connected to my router but i can't connect to the internet. Typical troubleshooting has not helped. Most advice I have gotten was to try installing the NDISwrapper, but Ubuntu won't let me install it without internet access (that, or the package I tried to use from my USB is messed up??).
I cannot seem to enable my wireless connection in 9.10. I know that the connection WAS WORKING maybe a month or so ago. However, 99% of the time I am wired.I am using a BCM4312 It shows up in lspci The drivers are loaded (wl, lib80211 and lib80211_crypt_tkip) If I look at System->Administration->Hardware Drivers the Broadcom STA driver is active. dmesg says that the interface is eth1 but then moves it to eth2 If I click on the network icon in the panel I have options for connecting to eth0 (wired lan which works fine) but under "Wireless Networks" it says "Wireless is disabled" in gray.
I after updating or something I wasn't able to connect to the internet(neither wireless, nor wired) anymore. I managed somehow with google-ing to fix the problem with the wired internet, but my wireless is still disabled.
Here is what I got:
I have the Broadcom STA wireless driver installed.(System - Administration - Hardware Drivers)
I'm fairly sure that this is an Ubuntu issue, as I've tried this on my windows computer with success.I'm running a minecraft server on my laptop, previously over a wireless connection but the data rates were too slow. On a wired connection, however, the server starts up and runs like normal but the port is not open when accessing from the network's public IP. I tested this with canyouseeme(.)org. I can get to it from other computers within the network by using a local IP, which to me seems a little strange as it seems to indicate that the port is open on the PC but somewhere in the router it gets confused due to being wired(?). Obviously I've forwarded the ports on the router (BTHomehub 2.0) with both TCP and UCP (it worked over wireless!). Any suggestions as to what might be causing this? I'm stumped.
the wlan card is boadcom 802.11b/g WLAN its on HP 6000 laptop it connect im a total newb to so that dosnt help me very much i see a lot of kernel stuff wich i have no idea what that means but it connects on XP but not on ubuntu i just installed it as a dual OS on XP and im lost i have treid a few things that others have posted on other sites but with no success HELP i am running a Linksys wireless G router the WRT54G model and everything i have tried has not ever enabled the wireless for ubuntu so far anybody got answers please help a newb i can get what ever you ask me to type i bet but i have no Exereince on linux /ubuntu
I have a Thinkpad x61 with intel wireless chipset. At startup, wireless is always disabled, and bluetooth is always enabled. Function+F5 has no effect. Can you tell me how to enable automatic wireless connection at startup?
My wireless was working fine for about a year using 9.10 until I installed an update about May 28 2010. After that my HP laptop did not recognize any wireless routers including my Netgear. In early June I upgraded to 10.04. My HP laptop has: product: AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. Dose the following apply when looking for the source of my disabled wireless found at: [URL]
Setting wireless regulatory domain via module option no longer supported. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS enables the CRDA wireless regulatory framework for controlling which wireless channels are usable and visible in a particular location. If you previously had to use the module option similar to that below in /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf to allow access to certain channels in your locality then you may find that wireless will not function at all: options cfg80211 ieee80211_regdom=EU You should remove this kernel module option on upgrade from releases earlier than Ubuntu 9.04 and use the iw*reg command instead. (This change was made in Ubuntu 9.04.) Here are the results for the Code sudo lshw -C network
I realize this seems like a repeat question (and it probably is). I have been searching for a solution to my issue on the forums/web for a few hours to no avail. I have a Compaq f700 with Vista. I am sick of Vista. I installed Ubuntu today. Looking forward to using it more. However I am having problems with the internet.
My wireless internet is on the on setting, however, the light will not switch from orange to green (if I load Vista instead, the light changes). Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311], It says my wireless is disabled. I can not figure out how to enable it.
We're on vacation here with free wifi and I brought two laptops. The older of the two laptops running Ubuntu 10.04 and a Broadcom wireless chip suddenly wouldn't work this morning. I checked and it says wireless disabled, however wireless is grayed out when I right click on network manager. I have -no- idea what to do. I've never seen wireless just die like that. I popped open the cover but the wireless card is fine. I re-seated it, booted back up, still no sign of it.
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 latest updates on a HP G50 laptop. It was working fine but would never auto connect to wireless. I would have to select the wireless from the top menu and connect to a network. However I disabled it once and tried to re-enable but ran into a problem. The Enable Wireless was grey and would not allow me to enable.
Have searched google and tried lots of solutions and none worked. I even reinstalled and still have the problem.
I have just installed openSuse 11.4 KDE 64-bit on a Dell M1330. When I click on my networking panel, it says WLAN interface is unavailable. I've followed the steps in the stickied post and found the WLAN hardware info, a screenshot of which is below:Uploaded with ImageShack.usNext it says to do this - you need to look at the logs, in particular the info in /var/log/boot.msg. To see this, you need YaST => Miscellaneous => System Logs and select boot.msg.In YaST there is no such option for system logs under miscellaneous, so I can't do that. The results of the sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan command produce the following:
root's password: lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
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.
My wireless was connecting fine, but it was impossible to browse with. So, after searching around for a while I found a thread where it said to enter this and reboot. #echo "net.ipv4.tcp_moderate_rcvbuf=0" >> /etc/sysctl.conf #echo "net.ipv4.tcp_default_win_scale=0" >> /etc/sysctl.conf But after entering that and re booting, now I cant even connect to the wireless. It says connecting but times out.
I've recently salvaged a computer I found gathering dust in the basement and decided I'll have it running on Fedora (I have a summer studentship coming up that needs Linux use so I thought I'd best start learning!). Following a clean install, Fedora can see the wireless network just fine. I try to connect and nothing happens. Half of the time it will ask for the PSK (yes, I promise I'm entering it correctly) and the other half of the time it will just stop. When it does ask for the PSK I enter it (correctly) and it will ask me again... and again.
Quote: uname -r
Quote: lspci 00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) [Code]....
In simple, I have tried everything I can find on this issue, but I am still unable to get it working on my HP DV4 laptop. My laptop has a Intel 5100 wireless card, and it always says that wireless is disabled. Ive tried booting with the wireless switch off, with it on, ive reinstalled the driver and did everything in a post I found here (cant find a link) that basicly had me reinstall the driver from intels site, then reload the network manager, to no prevail. Im running ubuntu 10.4.1 (just installed), and this is really a big issue 4 me.
Last night I already succeeded upgrading to 10.10 (Maverick meerkat), on previous version I never face wireless issue after installed additional package (sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter). But after upgrading I saw the wireless is disabled and the hardware indicator light off. I used Lenovo notebook.
after finally getting this machine tot run with ubuntu i am now on an ethernet connection because all of a sudden, my wireless says its disabled. When iwconfig is entered, it shows my wlan 0 but says power management : off. It is so frustrating because I feel like there should just be a button that says to switch it on haha. Please help, my wifi was working, and after a boot it is no longer.