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songl100
June 12th, 2009, 07:59 AM
I just upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10. My wireless stopped working. I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop. I really need help. I have a Intel Pro/wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02) according to the Hardware test in Ubuntu. Can anyone help?

jim_p
June 12th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Are you sure it stopped working? Open a terminal and scan for wireless networks with

sudo iwlist scan
This will verify that the module is loaded and that wireless is working as its supposed to.

If it does scan like above, dump network manager and install wicd.

(wicd is now in the jaunty repo)

songl100
June 12th, 2009, 08:25 PM
I installed wicd and package manager automatically removed network manager. Wireless works fine now. cool! Thanks!