View Full Version : [ubuntu] wireless disabled

November 27th, 2008, 12:17 AM
MY friend just switched my windows xp to ubuntu and my wireless wasn't working so I did whatever command and found out that it is disabled and the help topics say that I have to turn it on through windows. I don't know how to do that. Can somebody help me?

I have a DELL Latitude D900.

November 27th, 2008, 12:19 AM
There should be a icon next to your battery indicator on the top right corner of your desktop shows there is no connection click it to run the wireless and connect to your essid

November 27th, 2008, 01:03 PM
//Bring up the interface
sudo ifconfig [wirelessAdaptorName] up
//Scan for available wireless networks
iwlist [wirelessAdaptorName] scan

[wirelessAdaptorName] may be something link ath0, wlan0, eth0, eth1 or something similar