View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless no longer working after turning off card

July 3rd, 2008, 12:40 PM

I have an HP dv6608ca laptop with a Broadcomm 4311 (rev02) wireless card. I recently installed Ubuntu Hardy and used the following guide to get my wireless card working:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff#Step%201:%20All%20BCM43xx%20-%20Install%20NDISWrapper%20and%20Blacklist%20Nativ e%20Driver

There's an external switch on my laptop that powers down the wireless card (the light turns to orange from blue when I do this). I can't see wireless networks after switching the card on (the light turns blue).

When I click on the network manager I see "Connect to a 802.1X protected wired network" but nothing for wireless.

I went through the above guide to see if it would reactive my card, no luck.

Any thoughts on what to do?

July 3rd, 2008, 01:30 PM
I have the same issue and I go around with

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

I am not in my laptop now, so the path might not be entirely right, but you'll get the idea.

July 4th, 2008, 04:58 PM
After running that command line and a reboot, my wireless is up and running, thanks!

July 4th, 2008, 05:16 PM
yes, but I think you should do it everytime you move the switch and then you got no wifi.
This command just restart your network.