View Full Version : [ubuntu] ZyXEL G-202 Wireless Modem With Ubuntu 11.04

September 16th, 2011, 09:51 AM

I've upgraded from Ubuntu v9 and my ZyXEL G-202 wireless modem used to work fine.

However, with the recently installed v11 it no longer works.

If I go to the NetWork Connections dialog and select the Wireless Tab and add a new connection, I can't get it to work.

I'm completing the SSID field, selecting Ad-hoc, Automatic Band, Automatic(DHCP) for iPv4 Settings and entering my security key for WPA & WPA2 Personal.

Has anyone any ideas?



September 16th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Just noticed that "wireless is disabled by hardware switch" is in the wireless pulldown.

Looks like others have experienced this problem:


I did as suggested:

lsmod | grep dell

followed by:

sudo rmmod -f dell_laptop
sudo rfkill unblock all

and restarted the laptop. However, it's still not working.

I see in the network connections pulldown on the top right that "Enable Networking" is enabled but "Enable Wireless" is disabled. Also, there is a menu item "Wireless Network (ZyDAS-ZyXEL G202)" listed but it is greyed out and still has the tag "wireless is disabled by hardware switch".

September 16th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Found the link:


I did what it suggested about installing the correct UCB wireless adpater driver, etc.

Still not working!!