OpenSUSE Wireless :: Unable To Enable Wireless On Laptop Even Though It's Not Grayed Out
Mar 30, 2011
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.
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 220.127.116.11-0.7-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 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 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 had the Wireless Broadband working. It stopped working after I closed the laptop (suspend). Also the wifi will not connect until reboot. Now the entry for the Wireless Broadband is gone, and the tab for it is greyed out as well.I would be happy to submit this as a bug and assist with the debugging process.
I have been searching the web for a solution to a couple of problemsm having with hardware, I am Unable to get the fan or wireless working on my Toshiba U505 S2950 Laptop. I am new to using OpenSuse but I have used Ubuntu and other distros. I have not been able to solve these issues yet and I have tried several things that I have found on various forums
On Opensuse 11.2, I would like to connect my ipod touch to a wireless ad-hoc network of my laptop. I have no wireless WIFI-router at home, so I have to use the laptop as a router to the internet. I know I have to enter a static IP adres and my router's address, but where ? I haven't found any place under network tools to do this, only saw some fields with SSID's and MAC addresses to fill in.
I have Lenovo G550 and openSUSE 11.4. Everything's ok, wifi without problems, I could connect to anywhere I wanted to, but yesterday while laptop was running and was connected actually by wire to internet, after removing the wire I realized that I cannot connect to wifi (the laptop was hibernated during night) - even the light diode in the front of the laptop was not shining. I went to yast and realized that the wlan0 isn't enabled and there's new eth1 port. But the wlan by ifup I cannot start and the eth1 I cannot start as well.
I'm try to setup a wireless network with my linksys wireless router and my HP laptop dual booting Vista & Suse 11.2. I have the vista networked, just fine. Where I can share files and the printer connected to my desktop. But I want to be able to use Suse in the same way, full time and to stray away from Vista. My wife and kids like easy. So I'm trying to transform them and show them something new.
I have installed UBUNTU 10.0.4 on my HP Laptop which has Windows Vista. When I select Windows Vista, my Wireless is working properly and Wireless turned ON icon with light is showing up. But when I select UBUNTU, I couldn't able see WIRELESS. Its showing as OFF and When I tap on Wirless ikon, its NOT turning ON. how to ENABLE Wireless options on my HP Laptop with Vista in it. PS: I have both VISTA and UBUNTU on my machine.
I recently installed OpenSUSE 11.2 and everything works fine except wi-fi card, of course. The problem is that after installation the system recognized the card (is was listed in network devices in Yast) but I was unable to enable it through network-manager applet. Though the device could make scanning through terminal (found article in docs but didn't fully understand wpa_gui). Then i was stupid enough to delete the device from Yast list to try to reinstall it. So the problem is that i simply can't do this cause i see no way to re-detect. That is the goal is to at least turn back to post-install system state and try to enable wifi card again.
I am using OpenSuse 11.3 and Network Manager is giving me a headache by not connecting to WEP based wi-fi network.It works in a wi-fi at my office while at my home, it shows / detects the network but keeps asking me over and over.
abhishek:/ # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
4 ) what you have tried to rectify the problem.
Tried to install all the patches.
5 ) any trouble-shooting guide you have tried to follow. - The previous two stickies
6 ) openSUSE version 11.3
7 ) type /sbin/lspci -v" in a terminal; copy and paste the section that identifies your wireless card and it's chipset. 07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 137a Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23 Memory at c2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I am using a Linksys WMP11 V27 pci card that supposed to be talking to a Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless router (802.11B) ...I am able to connect directly to internet (ethernet cable hooked to this wireless router) ... but for indepedence I need to go wireless.I defined the configuration using the Network Connections ... also through ndisgtk .. can't seem to get this two to consolidate.On /var/log syslog I see ....
an 22 14:27:10 ubucomputer NetworkManager: <info> Sleeping... Jan 22 14:27:10 ubucomputer NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): now unmanaged Jan 22 14:27:10 ubucomputer NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 2 -> 1
The wireless on this computer has worked with Ubuntu just yesterday so I know all the drivers work. The trouble is that now the wireless is turned off and the hardware switch has no effect. Is there a way to force enable it through the terminal?
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've just installed Squeeze on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C660D - adapter is a Realtek 8188CE) and was following the instructions on debian.org to set up WiFi. I've changed the source list, done the firmware update and the modprobe, but when I get to step 5 where it says to verify that I have a wireless interface, the output from iwconfig just lists lo, eth0 and pan0, all with "no wireless extensions". Does anyone have any ideas what I should do now?
I am getting obsessed with Linux OS up to the point of starting to swap MS OS.I opened WICD and it show (Wired network = 0 wired-default VVV and wireless network = C STR ESSID ENCRYPT BSSID MODE CHNL is this meaning that build in wireless card is or is not recognized? I will keep looking for info, although is hard to learn a new OS from scratch.
I have a desktop and a laptop. I have Netgear WGR614v9 Wireless Router connected to my desktop. Since my Laptop is pretty old I also bought a Netger Wireless Adapter for the sme model. Now when I connect the Wireless Adapter I am unable to connect to Wi-fi. I am new to Linux, after googling I ran "lsusb" command and it showed Netgear Wireless adapter and its version. Also in GUI when I open File Browser it also shows the Adapter detected but I am unable to connet the same to my router. Also the blue light on the adapter is not glowing.
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.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my Toshiba A200-12U laptop (with an Atheros AR5007EG wireless card), but networking is being problematic.I entered Network Configurations and tried to get 'Auto eth0' working -- I went to Edit > IPv4 settings and filled in 'Addresses' with the details of my connection:
Address: 192.168.1.254 (the local IP of my router) Netmask: 255.255.252.0 Gateway: 18.104.22.168