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panagos159
December 8th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Hello :) im new at linux and i need help on turning on my wireles. i own a toshiba satellite L500. if u need me to run any commands and post results let me know :)

NertSkull
December 8th, 2010, 09:35 PM
It should be pretty straightforward.

Make sure your laptop switch is physically turned on (if you have one).

Then go to network manager (you can find it in the menus, or normally its in the top panel).

In there it should be pretty straightforward to set up whatever type of connection you have.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager0.7

there's a link for more specific info

let us know if you can't get it

panagos159
December 9th, 2010, 09:04 PM
when running windows i turn on-off wireless by hitting Fn+the button for wireles.. but now i only have ubuntu on laptop so i dont know if the ''pysical switch'' is that (fn+button). when i click on the network manager i see my wireless deactivated :/