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?
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.
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]
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.
I am using OpenSuse 11.4(32 bit) on my Lenovo B460 laptop, and as the title points, am unable to use wireless on it. The 'enable wireless' option from icon menu is not greyed out, however clicking it does nothing, it remains disabled.
I am new to linux world, recently installed ubuntu desktop 10.10 on old laptop (fujitsu-siemens amilo). When installed, I noticed that the 1. Enable wireless is grayed out 2. Wireless is disabled
Recently acquired a d-link dwl-g122 ver. C1 USB wireless, didn't want to fiddle with original. I am totally new to linux, this is my first installation. Tried the gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces added these lines: auto wlan1 iface wlan1... IT CHANGES to device not managed, tried /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf: [main] plugins=ifupdown,keyfile [ifupdown] managed=false Changing it to true the d link is again disabled?
3. When d link is plugged, ubuntu boots but stuck after login screen? On Vista, home network I use wpa2 psk protection, essid not broadcasting, hidden.
My wifi used to work and I do not know what made it go off-line as I mostly use my wired connection. Running SuSE 13-3, GNOME, kernel 188.8.131.52-0.7-default on a HP laptop. I wanted to include some diagnostic and configuration downloads from my computer but I am being told I have 5 images included in my post when I Paste the text. Don't know why!
I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop.Wireless networks appear on the dropdown menu but when I try to connect to my home network the authentication box appears, after typing my password the box disappears and it continues to connect but nothing happens and after a while the authentication box appears again. So.. no internetz connected.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04, everything is fine, but the wireless. When I try to connect to my WPA2 protected network, it is grayed out. SO I click Connect to Hidden Wireless Network, and this window pops up. I put in my network name, the security type, and password. It acts like it is connecting, the wireless icon is going up and down. But then another window pops up, saying Authentication required by wireless network and the down arrow is grayed out. Screenshot.jpg
I have a minor problem with Knetwork-manager. When I boot up, it won't connect to my wireless router automatically. I have to right-click the taskbar icon, disable wireless, then enable wireless, then it connects fine.It remembers the password fine and once it's connected, it's flawless. It's just the minor issue of having to effectively 'switch the internet on' rather than it just being connected when I turn on my laptop.
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'.
I've tried nm-applet but same problem. I also tried wicd but it didn't really like my system. I've changed my wireless router recently as well with no change, so I don't think it's that. As I say it's a minor problem, it's not really an issue for me to turn it on each time but it would be nice to clear it up. I've googled and searched since 11.2 was released but haven't found any answers and my linux skills are still a bit lacking.
I don't know if i should of put this in either Networking or Dell Forum. But here goes. I have a Dell Studio 1535 Laptop, and i have downloaded the new ubuntu 10.04
The problem is, is that i cannot get a internet connection. On my laptop there is a wifi sign that lights up if it works, and it didnt when i booted it. So i thought i have the driver downloaded and i tried to install it and it installed but after it crashes, so that failed. And then i tried via Ethernet and it does not connect when i connect it to the router!. It just says disconnected everytime .
I have tried to reboot, just incase it was a bad boot or something, and i stil get the same. It just will not connect to the internet
I'm trying to establish a connection to my ISP which uses PPTP protocol and a VPN server. The deivce I got from my ISP is a modem, not a router. The problem is my computer is unable to communicate with the ISP VPN server.
P.S Here are the instructions for Windows XP which work: http://portal.bnet.hr/ZG/windows-xp.htm
I'm running Ubuntu in VMWare for a side project. I noticed when I boot up, it doesn't let me access anything externally. I have to disable network manager and re-enable it. Once done, I can hit everything fine. I'm using a static IP in network manager.
I have setup an OpenVPN server on my server box, it had been working perfectly until today. It operates on port 1194 which I am now unable to connect to (tried telnet). I have checked all the firewall rules and they still allow the port and I have also checked to ensure that OpenVPN is still listening to the port, which it's not but I have tried restarting the service and the box which dosent make any difference. The only thing that has changed is that yesterday I installed Openfire, could this have broken something?
I just upgraded to natty last night, and everything is working fine except for the network manager. I can enable and configure the wireless card via bash, but the network manager widget will not manage the wireless card.
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."
My wireless (Toshiba laptop, 10.04 64 bit) is just hanging when trying to connect. It was working fine but now nothing. My Wireless antennae is on and my other laptop can connect with no problems. I have restarted the router and the laptop twice.
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.
in linux world and have recently downloaded and installed ubuntu desktop 10.10i cannot connect to both wired and wireless ethernet on my laptopit tries to connect but fails in 30 seconds , it says"disconnected" while i am able to connect to the same in windows i have broadcom 4315 and i have tried both fwcutter and ndiswrapper but the problem persiststhe device id is 14e4:4315
I am a day old in ubuntu-world, and I am having internet issues. Yesterday, after i had installed ubuntu alongside windows 7. To begin with it did not detect wireless (not networks but wireless itself), so i figured it was something to do with the adapter and came to these forums where many things were suggested. none worked. So I restarted the system for good measure and lo and behold it detected wireless networks and connected to the internet almost immediately.
Now, after a day, when i have logged in to ubuntu again, there is no wireless detected. The same problem. When I right click on the network icon in the notification area i see that Enable Networking is checked but "Enable Wireless" is darkened. There is no way to check it.
Can anybody please advise as to what to do next. I am using ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx I believe).My system config is i7, 512MB ram.
I used the windows executable wubii installation for xubuntu 10.04 I'm not dual booting.My problem is all indications in the user interface are selected "enable networking" "enable wireless" and my wireless switch was on throughout and was connected to the internet during the installation in windows.However
my computer-toshiba satellite currently running on ubuntu 10.10 i cant connect to wireless except when im at my parents house not to sure why it was working now all of a sudden it stopped while i was using 10.04 figure when i upgraded to 10.10 it would fix it self ..didnt happen so im stumped when i right click on the satelite it the top right of my screen it shows-
-enable networking-(witch is checked) -enable wireless-(witch willnot allow me to click it) -enable notifications-(witch is checked) -connection information- (wont allow) -edit connections..- -about-
dont know why it wont allow me to enable the wireless
I am doing network config of my laptop. I'm new to Fedora, so I'm not sure how it goes ... I have an Ethernet device (eth0) and a wireless device, wlan0 Status in system->administration->network: Tab devices: eth0 : active wlan0: inactive Tab Hardware: eth0: system wlan0: configured (description: b43)
Double clicking on the wlan0 line gets you to Network Adapters Configuration, where adapter b43 grayed out) is associated with device wlan0. So far, so good (I did all the fwcutter stuff, so I assume this is the result). When I installed the system (from installcd, then update, then install broadcom-wl, ...) I configured it to be started up with network manager, automatically on startup. I managed to get it working exactly once in that session.
Problem is, it doesn't start up and the wireless is not even visible when you click the network manager icon. For that matter, eth0 does not start automatically either, but at least there is a button to start it in network manager. Coming back to the tab devices, clicking on wlan0 allows you to click on the activate button ... but there it says: Cannot activate network device wlan0! b43 device wlan0 does not seem to be present.
My wireless can connect to my router without a problem, but in order to do so (after boot) I must first disable networking in the Notification Area and then re-enable it. I don't mind it too much, but when other people use my computer, it's made painfully obvious to me, that this was never an issue with Windows 7 (as much as I despise MS).
I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 64-bit laptop. Before that I used Windows7. In Windows, the internet connection worked perfectly well. But after installing Ubuntu, I am unable to connect to the internet. The network-manager applet finally says that "You are disconnected". When I do the "ifconfig", I got no IP address.
So, I installed Ubuntu 9.04 in the same system. But the problem persists.
I gone through many posts in this forum but nothing was useful.
I have this very weird problem: I'm not able to SSH to 1 specific server on the web. I can access everything, but not that specific server.
When I try to SSH, I get this code...
When I reboot to Windows, I can SSH using Cygwin. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and OpenSSH client 1:5.3p1-3ubuntu6. I tried sniffing the network with Wireshark, but I cannot understand why the TCP connection cannot be set up. I'm sure it's an Ubuntu problem as I'm able to connect to that server on the same machine, but different OS.
I have recently installed ubuntu 11.04 on my asus eeepc1005hab. And I've had problems with the wifi. I can connect via ethernet, but the wireless won't connect. I can see the connection, but my wifi never connects. I've tried many things but it still won't work.
I have recently installed ubuntu on my laptop. However I cannot enable the wireless on it. The card is registered and drivers are installed. From reading previous forums i can guess that its because its "Hard Blocked"" (assumptions). However the switch for it is in the on postion.
I am new to linux. I just installed linux on my PC and wanted to configure wireless network connections. I have entered SSID and mode is set to infrastructure. I don't know what is BSSID do I need to enter MAC address (of router?)?I need to connect to internet wireless can you please guide me ?
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 have been having some problems with my wireless connection. I am having to start my computer 2 times in order for my wireless connection to work. The first time I start up, even after I enable wireless it wont connect. If I reboot immediately and enable wireless it will then connect. I would like to be able to fix this problem since it has become really annoying to me to have to boot my computer 2 times every time I turn it on. BTW Network manager shows auto-connect, however it also shows i month ago as to the last time the connections were used.