Hi everyone,

I'm hoping you can help with a query. I'm running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 and have been connected to my wireless modem/router (linksys) without any trouble.

Until today, when I foolishly decided to change my system password. I was prompted for my network password which I thought I had correct, but apparently didn't. Now, when I click on my icon for internet connections the 'enable wireless' button is unchecked, and greyed out, so I can't click it back on.

I logged into my modem/router and re-set the password, and that's all okay.

In the meantime I'm connected via the cable to the router.

I checked the settings and my network is disabled as per below. I've unplugged and restarted the linksys, and also my laptop several times.

I know this set up works, I just need to find the 'switch' to turn the wireless networking back on.

Thanks for your help!

lisa@lisa-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for lisa:
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 01
serial: 00:15:af:1e:a5:bf
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources: irq:19 memory:dc7f0000-dc7fffff
lisa@lisa-laptop:~$ ^C
lisa@lisa-laptop:~$ ^C