View Full Version : [ubuntu] asus 1015PE ubuntu 10.10 turning on wifi in os

December 8th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Dear ubuntu forum members,

Recently i decided that i was sick of w7 on my eee laptop.
So i wanted to install ubuntu.
Ill keep my problem short, i know reading a long story is not what you guys fancy.

After a few initial problems ( my own fault ) i got it working.
everything work in the os and im happy as a hippo.

The only remaining problem i encountered was that wifi didnt work.
The driver was installed but the enable button is grayed out.
After alot of forum and internet searching i thought i would never figure it out and even thought i would go back to w7.

But then after a bright moment i looked in the bios and enabled my wifi there.
Everything works correct :D full speed and i am surfing wifi :P

But now my wifi is on all the time so can you guys please tell me how i can boot into ubuntu and turn it on/off from there without having to go into my bios all the time to turn it on/off?

December 8th, 2010, 11:44 AM
There is often a "Fn" key which together with one of the F1 - F12 keys may do any number of that sort of hardware switching. Usually they work the same way as in windows, so have a good look at the documentation that you have and try that.

December 8th, 2010, 12:35 PM
I tried that its the F2 key.
unfortunately that did not work :(
The other Fn keys do wok like turning up dan down the volume and brightness and so on.

December 10th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I have tried different wifi drivers now, but still no result.
I have a atheros wifi chip and it works.
The only thing is still the os seems to not communicate to the bios.
It doesnt see the device in the os so it cant enable it.
There must be one genius among you guys that knows how to fix this problem :P

December 22nd, 2010, 08:58 AM
Does nobody know how to fix this?