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May 15th, 2008, 03:25 PM
on the right side of my machine
under the express card
there is the wireless switch 0 and 1
even if i put it on 1
it doesn't light up
i've never seen the light on
so i think thats why my machine (ubuntu 8) is not picking up the wireless!

May 15th, 2008, 03:33 PM
does http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=751405 apply to your configuration?

May 15th, 2008, 03:54 PM
What version of Ubuntu are you running? Gutsy or Hardy? Which wireless card do you have?

Let's figure out which wireless card you have in your machine, please copy & paste the following command into a terminal and paste the output back here:


May 18th, 2008, 12:38 PM
The wifi-catcher lights only work when the laptop is off. They were designed, as far as I know, to be used to check for wifi signals without having to wait for your laptop to power up. When your laptop is on, the wifi-catcher lights stay off and the wifi indicator, next to the battery indicator, should light up (it doesn't actually work in hardy) or an on-screen applet should show up.