View Full Version : [ubuntu] wifi stopped working

July 6th, 2009, 07:25 AM
Hi there, I'm rather new to Linux Ubuntu, and new to this forum, so please help!!
I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 with Ubuntu 9.04 loaded, and for some reason the wifi just stopped working one day.
I've checked that the drivers are installed (Madwifi), etc.
I think it is de-activated, but I dont know how to put it back on through the terminal, as the button next to the ON/OFF switch doesn't work.

I'd like to ask for simple steps to follow pls, as I'm rather non-technical :-?


July 6th, 2009, 07:31 AM
This is what I got, should it be of any help,

description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1f:16:46:55:c1
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no module=r8169 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: eth1
serial: 00:30:0a:79:cb:7d
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=cdc_ether driverversion=22-Aug-2005 firmware=CDC Ethernet Device ip= link=yes multicast=yes
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 3a:8d:ae:f9:ef:59
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes