View Full Version : [ubuntu] Turning on Wireless Card Ubuntu 8.10

January 20th, 2009, 05:40 AM
Just fully installed Ubuntu 8.10. Wireless card is DISABLED. Hardware switch is not working. Is there a way to turn on the card from inside ubuntu? I no longer have Windows. Here is the device recognition:

description: Network controller
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:0f:b0:44:ec:62
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=128 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
*-network:0 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:90:4b:b6:a3:ea
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 3
logical name: pan0
serial: 5a:fb:f5:94:b2:c0
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes