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Is this up-to-date? I have the same network card, just did a clean installation of Ubuntu 9 and the WLAN interface is just not available.
The network manager says that wireless networks are not activated. When I rightclick it, the option to activate the wireless network is grey and not clickable. Why?
In console, I see the eth1 interface with iwconfig.
I have a similar problem to you albertz in 8.10 so I upgraded to 9.04 still having a similar problem,
It is found in ifconfig, when i run "iwlist scan" it says no scan results, but it is working.
To make things a little more complex i got this card out an old dead dell and put it in my packard bell (not that brands are important) and i think that the enable wireless button in the dell sends a message to it and tells it to turn on and obviously i don't have one (well not one that works), Now i have seen a hack around this a year or so back i will go on a search and if i figure out repost.
If you happen to ever sorted this problem please let me know....
I black listed the driver with the intention of trying ndiswrapper. fiddled with a few other cards. Tryied a few things with loading the driver with various options like "radio=1" etc and made a file /etc/modprobe.d/ipw2200.conf, went to bed, woke up turn on the laptop then loaded it manually and it worked! I updated ubuntu, I removed the black listing rebooted and it has worked ever since
As I write this post I thought I'd just check the file I made (/etc/modprobe.d/ipw2200.conf)
I left it reading as
So anyway it seems like this issue is indeed resolved...Code:options radio=0
The problem i had with this card is "iwconfig" was showing my radio was off and "dmesg" reviled my radio frequency kill switch was enabled and pressing the wireless switch did nothing (well it said to set keycode... blah blah which can be summarised to this button doesn't work)
The only work around i could figure was rebooting to windows, always a low point, so I glanced at http://sourceforge.net/projects/rfswitch/ downloaded the tar, and found in the readme just the thing i need! (always read them Readme files before you reply!)
the pbe module!
to turn off wireless run:
But more importantly to turn onCode:sudo modprobe pbe5 radio=0
One may need first to remove the module firstCode:sudo modprobe pbe5 radio=1
Hope this help some one!Code:sudo modprobe -r pbe5
To summarise If you have a Packard Bell Laptop and can't tick the enable wireless box then check out this module, sorry its not free from having to type in the terminal
Hi guys. I have this same card and I'm running Intrepid. The wifi worked out of the box, but I have a question kind of related to something mentioned above.
When I was running winxp on this machine, I could open the wireless driver and it had all kinds of settings, like turn wifi on, power mgmt for the wireless card, also something like a sleep when idle or something.
What commands can I run (or what config file are they in) to see what all those settings are set to without making any changes. I just want to learn and check it out.
to get in these details there's not a handy gui i know of, but if you open the terminal or konsole in kde, there's various commands that can help u with wireless configuration, they start "iw" so type iw then hit "tab" and will show you a list.
The two most useful arethat gives details of what signals your computer can connect to andCode:iwlist scanwhich configures your wireless card and shows current setting.Code:iwconfig
If you want to change things you may have to close a program running in the background called "NetworkManager" this program takes care of all these fiddly little commands, remember that in unix based systems capitals are important unlike in Micro$oft programs. so too kill NetworkManager type:
when your done and want to sort it out run :Code:sudo service NetworkManager stop
If you want to learn more about wireless have a look in synaptic though be careful i once installed a package that uninstalled the NetworkManger package and found i was stuck offline for a bit....Code:sudo service NetworkManager start
some weeks ago my wireless stopped working and I fixed it by adding a # to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf
I don't know if that had something to do but today my wireless stopped working and when I restarted my computer it said that wireless was disabled and when I right click the enable wireless option is grey and I can't click it,
when I run iwlist scan I get this:
when I run iwconfig i get thisCode:felipe@felipe-laptop:~$ iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 Failed to read scan data : Network is down
Code:felipe@felipe-laptop:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off
does somebody know what I can do
ps: I'm have Ubuntu 9.10 and my wireless car is Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter