Ubuntu Networking :: Can't Enable Wireless - Grayed Out And Won't Connect

Jan 17, 2010

my wireless just stopped working. the network manager in my panel no longer allows me to enable wireless. the option to enable wireless is there, but it is grayed out and will not let me connect. i reinstalled my wifi driver but it didnt change anything. iwconfig shows that the card is working why is the network manager not?

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Ubuntu Networking :: The Enable Wireless Function Is Grayed Out?

Dec 1, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu desktop 10.10 on an Hp Pavilion dv2700 laptop. Most of the time I have had no issues, however on two separate occasions the wifi and bluetooth have been disabled, the switch on the front of the computer has no effect.the enable wireless function is grayed out, so I was not able to enable it. The first time it happened, (I didn't have an Ethernet cord at the time), I booted into windows Vista, thinking I could connect to the internet and find an answer. Low and behold I had the same problem in windows, however I was able to enable the wifi and blue tooth in windows. Now, rebooting into Ubuntu, the problem was resolved. The second time around the same thing happened, and I booted into Windows to fix the problem. I have done a search for known bugs on this issue, but none seem to relate to my exact problem. Is there a way to enable the wifi when it is grayed out? like in windows?Like I said this has only happened twice, but I had to boot into windows to fix the problem. I really want to delete windows all together, but if I have to keep it around awhile to fix this issue I guess I will.

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Nov 2, 2010

I recently installed 10.10 Maverick on a lenovo S12, and I've been having problems with the wireless connection. First I installed the Broadcom B43 driver. This driver seems to work well except upon resume, I'm no longer connected, and wireless is disabled, and the 'enable wireless' is grayed out and I can't seem to find a way to enable it besides a restart.

I tried what is suggested in this post: [url]

Namely:

Code:

Put:


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This doesn't seem to have any effect

I also tried the Broadcom STA driver. This was only better in that after resuming it tried to reconnect, but never managed to.

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Mar 30, 2011

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lspci -vv shows:

"04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device 0510
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-

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so it seems that opensuse knows my hardware but networkmanager doesn't! I have all broadcom packages installed as well as kernel-firmware installed.

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Dec 28, 2010

I am new to linux world, recently installed ubuntu desktop 10.10 on old laptop (fujitsu-siemens amilo). When installed, I noticed that the
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2. Wireless is disabled

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[main]
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[ifupdown]
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Dec 17, 2009

My MythTV box has two interfaces:

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A USB wireless dongle. Linksys, I believe. (Recognized as wlan0)

Both of these were working fine under FC8.

I recently performed a full reinstall, using Fedora 12.

Both network devices are recognized. I can configure them, using the Network Devices GUI that comes with KDE.

In the case of the wireless device, I entered all of the required information. (Copied in from the FC8 settings.)

Here's the problem. Whether I'm the root user or not, the "Enable" button is grayed out.

Any ideas? I had *no problem* with this device under FC8. The hardware "I see you" messages in /var/log/messages don't suggest any problems. I'm not leaving out any setting information.

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I tried operating manually also.

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I'm using Opensuse 11.2, KDE 4.3.1 (didn't have this issue with 11.1). I've tried the latest Kubuntu (9.10) and knetwork-manager worked flawlessly but I didn't like the rest of the OS so I came back to Opensuse If I restart, suspend or hibernate it usually connects okay, it just seems to be when I boot from 'cold'.

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I desire to learn to trouble shoot the problem my self hence I would appreciate if some one guides me How to look for the problem.
and how to find what is wrong and right

That is why I am not posting any output here but rather would like to learn to solve the problem by myself

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When I first boot up, the "Enable wireless" check box is greyed out. After I enable the card via the terminal, the "Enable wireless" check box becomes ungreyed, but every time I click it, it instantly unchecks itself. I feel like Currly from the Three Stoogies. Check, uncheck, Check, uncheck.. "Slaps face repeatedly."

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May 11, 2011

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.
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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.
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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.

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Jan 10, 2011

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Nov 2, 2010

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Jan 14, 2011

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-about-

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Tab devices:
eth0 : active
wlan0: inactive
Tab Hardware:
eth0: system
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