Yup, yup--issues with my wireless. Things were humming along beautifully until an update last week. When I rebooted my computer, no wireless and I haven't been able to get it back since. I've tried many of the suggested fixes: backports, getting rid of network manager, WICD, ndiswrapper, etc. I ran into problems with all of them (I imagine I mucked things trying fixes I don't much understand). Wired internet does work fine.
So...I appreciate any advice! I'm currently running a brand spankin' new 8.10 installation, current updates, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
iwconfig output:eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:37:88:ca:25
inet addr:192.168.1.102 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:37ff:fe88:ca25/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3012 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2814 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:2904124 (2.9 MB) TX bytes:542825 (542.8 KB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 B) TX bytes:100 (100.0 B)
iwlist scan output:lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
pan0 no wireless extensions.
All help much appreciated, I'll post more information if you need. Be gentle--my terminal skillzzzz are all cut&paste.lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
wlan0 No scan results
pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.