View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless Disabled Following Reboot

September 5th, 2010, 06:40 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit on an Acer 7551 laptop. Every time I reboot my laptop, my Atheros 9k wireless is disabled. It's a very simple process to enable it each time (and then it works perfectly), but a process I would like to avoid having to do every reboot. I'm not all that interested in WHY this is happening, just want to know how to fix it - either by changing some config or by simply writing a script to enable wireless on startup. Since I'm fairly new to linux/ubuntu, I'm not really sure how to proceed.

A couple of notes -
- when I run "rfkill list" the wireless says it is "soft blocked".
- "lshw -C network" shows network -DISABLED for the wireless.

Let me know if you need any further info. Thanks in advance for your assistance.


September 5th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Right click on the NM applet and then edit connections. make sure your wireless is set to auto connect and if it doesn't matter, available for all users=on your computer.

September 5th, 2010, 08:56 PM
That happens to me all the time with Network Manager.

Although Network Manager has improved with every release, I still find it buggy.

I have always ended up removing it and replacing it with Wicd, which has always been rock stable for me on every computer with wireless.

sudo apt-get remove network-manager network-manager-gnome
sudo reboot
sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get install wicd
sudo reboot

Be happy!