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
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
The wireless connection works fine. The wireless switch automatically turns itself on every time I start the computer. However, after turning it off, I can't ever turn it on again unless I restart the computer. And because of this, the wireless connection is disabled until the next time I start the computer.I don't think this is a hardware problem because the switch can be turned on and off, although not in the way I expect.
I'm using ubuntu 9.10 on an Acer Aspire 4740G. The command [lspci | grep Network] shows Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01). the [rfkill list] command shows (when the switch is on)
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
and, as expected, shows (when the switch is turned off)
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
I just want to be able to turn the switch on or off at any time I want as long as the computer is still on.
Quick question. I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with Fedora 13 on it. There is a wireless radio switch (hardware) on the right side of the machine, next to the CD drive. When I flip it to "off", the wireless gets disconnected -- as I expect. But when I flip the switch back to the "on" position, nothing happens -- wireless is still disabled.
How do I re-enable the wireless after I flip the switch back to the "on" position?
On my laptop I have a on/off switch for my wifi. While in windows I can tap it to turn it on or off, enabling or disabling my wifi. While booted Linux this button does not seem to work therfor leaving me incapable of connecting to the Internet while running Linux. note that the wifi is automatically off while bootting the laptop but turns on at windows log on screen.
I have a Fujitsu-Amilo series Laptop that I am trying to enable the wireless on. The Wireless button needs acerhk compiled from source, but I have been unsuccessful in getting it to compile. This is the only way that I have gotten wireless to previously work on this laptop with any Linux distro. This laptop absolutely requires acerhk or else I will get the following in dmesg:
[ 9.329495] ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection [ 9.329520] ipw2100 0000:02:06.0: firmware: requesting ipw2100-1.3.fw [ 9.596922] eth0: Radio is disabled by RF switch.
The only way to prevent this is to install the acerhk module driver from Acer Hotkey driver for Linux, but I have tried to compile it and it seemingly won't work.
I'm using an hp pavilion dv2000. i turned the wifi switch off by mistake, the LED turned orange and the wifi got disconnected. and now when i turn the switch on, it remains orange and the wifi still isn't functional. this happened before; i found a fix that worked searching google. it was done via terminal commands and i didn't have to download anything but i can't find the solution anymore!
wlan0 shows up when i use:
It's still hard blocked! even though the switch is turned on; gives the same result eitherways
I have a bluetooth-enabled notebook and I used to eventually turn on/off the wireless switch, which disabled wi-fi and bluetooth capabilities.Recently I turned on the switch to find the bluetooth icon missing from the Notifications area at the panel. When I type bluetooth-properties at the terminal a windows pops up saying "Your computer does not have any Bluetooth adapters plugged in." No further hardware/software changes were made recently.