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    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

    Im having issues with getting my wifi card in my laptop to work.. it was working last night but when I woke up this morning and powered up my laptop and tryed to use it I kept getting this error...
    Code:
    c0ld@c0ld-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
    Code:
    c0ld@c0ld-laptop:~$ sudo iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=off   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    Chipset Information
    Code:
    wlan0        Atheros     ath5k - [phy0]
    Code:
    c0ld@c0ld-laptop:~$ sudo dhclient
    [sudo] password for c0ld: 
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.2
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:23:4d:0f:c4:57
    Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:23:4d:0f:c4:57
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:1d:72:72:c1:07
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:1d:72:72:c1:07
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
    DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.0.187 on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    send_packet: Network is down
    DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.100 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK of 192.168.1.100 from 192.168.1.1
    bound to 192.168.1.100 -- renewal in 32900 seconds.
    c0ld@c0ld-laptop:~$
    Any advice or suggestions on how to eliminate this issue is most appreciated..Ive researched all day and have yet to find a solution..Thank You!


    SOLUTION:Using these commands fixed the issue...Just make sure you specify the drivers of your interface..
    Code:
    rmmod ath5k
    rfkill block all
    rfkill unblock all
    modprobe ath5k
    rfkill unblock all
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    Sources:
    HTML Code:
    http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-bugs@lists.ubuntu.com/msg1813445.html
    Hope this helps any others out there with same issue!

    LIKE TO STATE THIS SOLUTION ONLY WORKED 1 DAY FOR ME!! LOL SO IM STILL OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO.
    Last edited by nicklausmichael; November 4th, 2009 at 03:40 AM. Reason: SOLUTION FAIL

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