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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