View Full Version : [kubuntu] radio frequency kill switch

January 4th, 2009, 06:53 PM

I just installed ubuntu 8.10 on a generic Systemax 4200 laptop. Everything works except wireless. The chipset is intel 2200BG. There is a hardware wireless switch on the side. I tried to start the laptop with the switch on and off, but both of them result in the same: Wireless is disabled for the network connection.

I looked in dmesg and it says:
"radio frequency kill switch is On"

There is a bunch of other ipw2200 related stuff in the output from dmesg. I'd paste the whole thing but I'm on another system writing this message.

I read about this project:

But I understand it's only for systems that have SOFTWARE switches.

Any suggestions?