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Thread: Kubuntu on dell duo, wireless problems

  1. #1
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    May 2011

    Kubuntu on dell duo, wireless problems

    Hi all, i am a new user of kubuntu.
    i installed it along side windows 7 on my dell duo, it installed fine no errors. the only problem so far is the wireless configuration.
    if i click on the network manager? it says that the wireless is disabled by hardware. run this commands in terminal and this is what is displayed:

    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr: Mask:
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:6240 (6.2 KB) TX bytes:6240 (6.2 KB)

    i did already looked in the bios and the card is enabled, also it works great in windows7.
    finally i tried to run this command "lspci | grep Wireless" and i got:
    02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev01)
    then i tried this "ifconfig wlan0 up" and got this "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill"

    to me it seems that the card is up and running, but for some reasone it is not working right at all.

    Any help in figuring this out would be greately appreciated!!!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Re: Kubuntu on dell duo, wireless problems

    never mind found the problem. it was virtual box on kubuntu side, it was confusing the nic.
    thanks anyway!



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