SOLUTION FOR ASUS F5RL (AND MAYBE OTHERS) USERS - HOW TO GET WIFI RUNNING:
I, like many F5RL users, have been struggling to get wifi working. Getting to the point of installing the packages but never actually getting the LED to turn on nor actually find any wireless networks to connect to.
The solution, however, is REALLY SIMPLE.
You simply need to UNLOAD the asus laptop module!!!!
sudo modprobe -r asus-laptop
in terminal. This will enable you to flip the wireless switch on AND connect to networks.
I do not know whether this will work on a fresh install. I did this after installing fresh 8.10, updating it and then following this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=816780
It should be known that I am not to credit for this. I am simply passing on information found here on the forum and on this website: http://madberry.org/2008/11/how-to-g...x/#comment-355
I am new to the Ubuntu community and I dont know how to pass this on to people in charge of the ubuntu wikis and FAQs. It is imperative however that this is published in all appropriate forums and wikis so that Asus owners can enjoy Ubuntu, and so that this bug is fixed, enabling out of the box or at least easier use of Ubuntu on Asus computers.