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    Exclamation Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    hello ubuntuforum users,
    this is my very first post so sorry if im a little off my rocker in the way that i post but i am wondering if you can help me with my problem. when i flip the wifi switch on my sony VPCEB32FM laptop the light does not come on and ubuntu has no "enable wireless" option on the internet icon at the top right side of the panel. i was wondering if anybody has had the same or similar issue and how you fixed it thank you for replying..
    meathdeath

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    Re: Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    1. Search for a wired network
    2. Open "Additional Driver" from unity, or "jockey-gtk" from terminal
    3. Click Install blablabla

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    Re: Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by afixane View Post
    1. Search for a wired network
    2. Open "Additional Driver" from unity, or "jockey-gtk" from terminal
    3. Click Install blablabla
    thank you for the quick reply...
    i tried that... no proprietry driver are in use on my system.. the thing all of the sudden wont turn on even thought it was working for the past couple weeks without a problem. i tried to run a live cd of ubuntu 12.04 (same distro im on) and the wireless worked. i dont know what this means but im thinking il have to reinstall ubuntu and i dont like that. is there a work around? im on a laptop and so its a pain in the ***.

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    Re: Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    Unfortunately, laptop hardware uses specialized drivers for which, all too often, there is no Linux equivalent. The wireless "buttons" tend to fall into this category.

    So, if you get wireless working once you reinstall, you may have no way to disable the wireless from Ubuntu. That's one of the major downsides of Linux distros -- lack of specialized drivers.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    thank you for your reply Marc Phelps..
    i still think i will continue to use my ethernet cable until someone comes along with a really brilliant idea that none of us have come up with yet. i just wish i could reinstall Ubuntu without losing my stuff i have saved on my hard drive. i have several Gb on my laptop and it would be a pain to go and redownload/setup all of the stuff i have done on my distro so far.

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    Re: Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    ***EDIT
    The wireless switch was functional until recently so im afraid your theory is incorrect.

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    Re: Marvell® Atheros® AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter NOT TURNING ON!!!

    Hi, welcome to the forum! Please open a terminal ctrl+alt+t copy and paste the following commands into it one line at a time, then paste the results here:

    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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