Ubuntu Networking :: How To Turn Off A Realtek Wifi Card
Feb 16, 2010
I have downloaded the driver installed it, and it works fine. But i can't get to turn it off. I do have the ability to unload the driver's kernel modules and the sysyem does not see my card after that. That's ok, but i'm thinking it still uses my battery power. The wifi led is always on no matter what i do. The fn+<wifi key> doesn't to anything.
anyone tried to run wifi-card based on this chip? In coming days I will build myself a proprietary driver for 126.96.36.199 kernel. I mostly aware about patches for wpa_supplicant. Should I use a source for wpa_supplicant from slackware 12.2 distro or a new version? Do you know about any other prerequisities (requirements, dependencies) for building this proprietary driver?
I am trying to install Realtek RTL8192E wireless drivers for Toshiba satellite 510 in Fedora 14 KDE SPIN. I have been searching it for long time. I am not getting any tutorials or any methids to get this sorted.
The funny thing is that it works fine in a Fedora installation, which has an older kernel and older drivers, on the same laptop. The fact that the indicator light doesn't come in when the physical switch is turned on suggests it's something to do with that switch.
I am having issues with wifi on my Lenovo X220. What has occurred is that the network applet in the notification bar no longer shows me any wireless network options. When I click on the applet, the drop down shows me: Wired network: disconnected (greyed out), VPN connections, Enable networking (checked), Connection information (greyed out), and Edit connections. Missing is Wireless connections. This occurred "out of the blue" in the middle of using the computer (i.e. NOT just after a reboot or new driver installation, etc.)
I have noted that:
1. Wired ethernet works just fine.
2. Wireless (wifi) works when I boot into Windows 7 or into a fresh Ubuntu USB Start up disk (implying that this is a software issue, not hardware).
3. The hardware led for wifi is OFF (whereas the Bluetooth light is on.) In Windows or using a fresh ubuntu from USB, this light turns on normally.
This may be irrelevant, but the issue started yesterday when I noticed that the trackpoint scrolling that I had enabled using gpointing-device-settings was not working. I ran that app and checked the settings, which were normal. I then reset the computer, and found the trackpoint was working just fine, but I had no wifi. A few resets later, the problem was not solved.
get WIFI working on my Dell D600 with Ubuntu 11.04 freshly installed. I some limited sucched following the this post t=1621331 this got the card working but it was very very slow over 70% packet loss to the WIFIrouter. 1. Machine details Dell Latitude D6002 Wireless Broadband and Chip setlspci -nn | grep Broadcom - 02:03.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4324] (rev 02)3. Check interfaces
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0b:db:e0:1c:5b UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
i have an hp zv 6000 laptop. I cant get the wifi button to turn on. It sees the card has drivers loaded but because the quicklaunch will not function i cant get the thing to turn on. is there a way to force the hardware on by bypassing the buttons. Some of the button do work though. the music button brings up the media player.
My system is a dual boot with xp. buttons work with xp. wlan on in bios. if windows is not running i cant make the button work. just so you know i am kinda a noob at ubuntu. used to run redhat back in compsci days. been a while.
how to make wifi work. I'm looking for a way to turn it off to save battery life. Aspire One D255, Fn F3 toggles wifi off and on, with an indicator light and, in Win 7, an on-screen indicator. Fn F3 doesn't work in Ubuntu, and there are times I'd like to turn the wifi off. Is there a command to do this?
I searched for this, and all I saw was advice on how to make wifi work. Mine works just fine, I'm looking for a way to turn it off to save battery life. Here's what I mean. Aspire One D255, Fn F3 toggles wifi off and on, with an indicator light and, in Win 7, an on-screen indicator. Fn F3 doesn't work in Ubuntu, and there are times I'd like to turn the wifi off. Is there a command to do this? Or maybe something in the menus that I'm missing?
I have installed 9.04 ( I currently have it on dual boot with Windows XP) and my problem is that I have no internet connection. I have a Motorola modem with a Realtek RTL8139 Family Fast Ethernet NIC network card ( it's a wired connection, btw) When I plug in the cable, there's a little animation, but after a while I get the message: Wired connection is not active (or something like that) Here's what I did so far:
1) I ticked the Wake-On-Lan option in XP, since I read it in the forums that I could solve my problem. It did not
2) I turned off my modem, rebooted my system.
3) I deleted the Auto Ethernet network, and plugged in the cable again...no use.
4) I did an ifconfig, since I know that is what you guys really want
evajulia@Derek:~$ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:18:f3:ab:2b:3a inet6 addr: fe80::218:f3ff:feab:2b3a/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
I installed 10.04 on my Dell 1555 laptop using Wubi on windows 7. Initially I was able to enable wifi using the multimedia buttons on the keyboard. But not since last few reboots I have not been able to enable wifi. All the other multimedia buttons are working fine. After installing ubuntu I have installed Adobe flash 64 bit and Google Chrome.
iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSIDff/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff Power Managementff
I am running (K)Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 64bit on a Dell Latitude E6400, WiFi Card Intel 5100. Never had any problems with networking. Up to about 2 weeks ago. I do realize there have been quite a few posts with this network adaptor, but non really described the problem I have here.
What happens is that suddenly the WiFi LED on the computer stops blinking, the WiFi connection gets disrupted, and the device is not recognized anymore when checking ifconfig. Only cold restarting the machine helps then... it will work for a while (between 1 and 20 minutes) and then crash again.
On Windows 7 the card works perfectly fine. With Ubuntu 11.04 in Live CD mode I have the same effects (connection crashes after a while). Also tried booting an older kernel, no success.
My exact hardware:
I notived the following problems in /var/log/kern.log
I have no internet connection. I am running dual boot windows XP and ubuntu. The card works fine in windows, but doesn't work at all in Ubuntu. This is the card I am using Realtek rtl8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet Nic. I am using Ubuntu 8.10, codename intrepid. I hate windows because of the viruses I contract everyday, so I decided to use Ubuntu, but this does no good without networking. so I can get online. What I do now? It is an onboard LAN card, cable is plugged in a green light is on, ubuntu just doesn't recognize it.
I have a Toshiba Satellite series laptop, i get ubuntu on it, all works well but there's a problem, my wireless card doesn't work, it doesn't show me the aviable wireless network, my Wireless Card is an Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) but it works in windows. I used Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS. When i run these codes that's what it shows:
I am trying to install EDUP 802.11n Wireless USB Install (RTL8188SU) on my recently installed ubuntu platform and I need a driver for it. I downloaded the one from the Realtec website and I got a bunch of files that I have no idea what to do with them. (h[URL]... I am compleatly new at Linux and I have no idea how to install anything. I am pretty nifty with Windows but this is my first time trying Ubuntu and Linux. So can I have some step by step guide to install this. I am good at following clear instructions correctly.
Aditional Info: I tired the hardware thing already or whatever its called and only NVIDIA drivers are there and my USB is not recornized because it needs a driver.
I own an Acer Aspire 5552g. I have installed 2 systems on it: Windows 7 and ubuntu 10.10. Everything works fine except wifi. There is a lot of threads connected to this topic, but none has solved my problem yet. The problem occurs when I hibernate Windows and then load ubuntu - I get unable to turn wifi on. As rfkill says - it is hard blocked. It wouldn't be a problem if i had a hard switch for wifi. but I only have fn+F3 for that, which somehow fails to work in my situation.
igor@igor-Aspire-5552G:~$ rfkill list 1: phy1: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
If I reboot Windows and then start ubuntu - everything's fine and working. fn+F3 turns wifi on and off as expected. I will provide some more info: when wifi's working:
igor@igor-Aspire-5552G:/sys/class/rfkill/rfkill1$ cat state
1 when it doesn't:
igor@igor-Aspire-5552G:/sys/class/rfkill/rfkill1$ cat state
Running Linux mint 10 After the installation the wireless connection worked but it was very weak and intermittent. The icon would show 1 bar or none. iwconfig showed the rate at 1Mb/s. The same card worked fine in windows and on a 32bit version of linux. Installed new driver from realtek. Now the iwconfig readings look good and the icons shows 2 and sometimes 3 bars. But it will not connect at all! I even turned off all security on my router but it would not connect.
I am using DELL VOSTRO 1510 laptop , it has realtek r8169 ethernet card, i installed RHEL 5 in my laptop , i checked for the driver cd provided by DELL, they given one source rpm and two other rpm for ethernet card, i tried to install them through "rpm -ivh (path)/realtek-r8169 (full name).rpm " but it asking about dependency . i tried it by using yum also but still its not working.
also i tried to create binary rpm through source rpm, but it only generating spec not binary rpm, when i am using " rpmbuilt -ba (spec file) " its showing command not found error. RHEL5 have ethernet driver for realtek-8129 in their list but not for realtek-8169, i checked it in system-config-network window, now what to do, how do i install this rpm , i want to access net through RHEL 5.
I've done some research for CentOS and Linux support in general for this card, and I haven't found the answer I'm looking for. Does anyone use this card in a system of theirs, and, if so, how easy was it to set up? It's on an Asus M4A785T-M/CSM motherboard that I'm looking to purchase (Newegg link here for reference). I've seen a lot of Realtek cards have zero problems in Linux before, but I know each chipset is different.
The card is recognized by Ubuntu 9.10 and I have it in the network manager. I followed one tutorial about creating an ad-hoc network and all looked good, until I actually wanted to connect (or to be more precise, my machine is a host for other computers). The wireless icon just loops endlessly, without connecting and eventually I get "Wireless network - disconnected" message.
So, the main issue here is - connecting! I just can't. Also if you know/have some good tutorial for ad-hoc,
Code: ivan@ivan-desktop:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"internat3"
this isnt happening on ubuntu but I think this is more or less a kernel problem that could happen with any flavor. After a new install off of a live cd my wireless card is not picking up any signals...i was able to use wireless while using the live cd but now after it has been isntalled to the hard drive it is not working. even tried in terminal to manually look (iwlist wlan0 scan) but it isnt picking up the signal
There seems to be some trouble with 8139too not working in a previous post. Has anyone found a solution to this? ubuntu version 2.6.24 (Hardy Heron?). Followed all known possibilities but information is all mostly out of date. module 8139too.ok? does not load. Following makefile on 8139too.c supplied, after altering to suit my version, comes up with 3 pages of errors?. ifconfig shows nothing for eth0like the last person markjuggles i have hit a brick wall here. Am I wasting my time?
I'm using Kubuntu 10.04.2 LTS on a Bangho laptop. Kernel 2.6.32-28-generic i686. My card is: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter iwconfig wlan0 gives me:
Code: wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"Default_WLAN" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.442 GHz Access Point: 00:06:4F:8D:B9:AF Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr: off
Usually when this happens, for 10 or 20 seconds it appears to be connected (i.e. the heart symbol is there) but I can't ping google or my router, then it "realizes" it's disconnected. It takes one or two attempts to reconnect successfully by pressing the "active" button. Meanwhile throughout the disconnections and re-connections the signal is very strong (98%).
I had the same problem with my old access point, at first I thought it was the cheap/old hardware, so now I bought an "ENCORE ENDSL-A2+WIGX2 | ADSL 2+ Modem with 4 Port Wireless Router". The problem persists only with a stronger signal.
I just recently installed CentOS 5.3 and to make a long story short I found the entry for my wireless card under the network settings but when attempting to activate the card the system locks up. I have to reboot at that point as nothing responds (keyboard, mouse, etc..).
Running the command /sbin/lspci -v reveals the following about the wireless card:
I have an HP Compaq 6735s with a Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g draft-n wireless card that I've been running 9.10 (the karmic koala one I think it was called) on for the past 7 or 8 months (been running Ubuntu in general for the last couple years). The card won't turn on--the indicator light is always orange, not blue as it should be. I thought it might be a hardware problem so I took it to a shop, but they tested it several times and said the card was fine and that upgrading my software should solve the problem.
I just upgraded it to the 10.10 distro (usually a friend did my upgrades for me but alas that's no longer an option) but that has not fixed it. I thought to try and re-download the Broadcom drivers on a different computer, then transfer them to my laptop, but when I did that and tried to open the .exe file, a message popped up saying the file was no good. (Can you tell I'm not a computer pro yet? Haha) Any idea how I could fix this or what the problem might be? I'm really frustrated as it's been an issue for the last six months, plus this is my only computer and I need it to function fully for purposes of finding a job, etc. If I could I'd just buy a different computer at this point (really disappointed with HP laptops in general) but sadly that's not an option. I'm to the point where I'd consider running Windows again just to make the damn thing work.