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    My Wireless Card Died I need A Doctor!

    Hi

    My wireless card
    product: Wireless WiFi Link 5300
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    Died recently. It was working wonderfully. It later started disconnecting from networks and not it is not operable. I need a wireless card doctor to tell me what is wrong with it and how I can fix it.

    When I right click on the wireless icon in the top panel in ubuntu I get

    check Enable Networking
    NO CHECK Enable Wireless (I cannot turn on)
    check enable notifications

    My ethernet is working

    I tried

    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

    I get the error

    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown Error 132

    Here are some outputs

    @ sudo lshw -C network

    *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: Wireless WiFi Link 5300
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 00
    serial: 00:21:6a:74:0b:92
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
    resources: irq:37 memory:db100000-db101fff
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:26:22:de:ac:3c
    size: 10MB/s
    capacity: 1GB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.102 duplex=half firmware=sb latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
    resources: irq:36 memory:da100000-da10ffff
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Ethernet interface
    physical id: 3
    logical name: vboxnet0
    serial: 0a:00:27:00:00:00
    capabilities: ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes

    @ sudo iwconfig

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff

    @ sudo ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:22:de:ac:3c
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:18
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:164 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:164 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:9924 (9.9 KB) TX bytes:9924 (9.9 KB)

    @ sudo nm-tool

    NetworkManager Tool
    State: disconnected
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Type: Wired
    Driver: tg3
    State: unavailable
    Default: no
    HW Address: 00:26:22E:AC:3C
    Capabilities:
    Carrier Detect: yes
    Speed: 10 Mb/s
    Wired Properties
    Carrier: off

    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Type: 802.11 WiFi
    Driver: iwlagn
    State: unavailable
    Default: no
    HW Address: 00:21:6A:74:0B:92
    Capabilities:
    Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption: yes
    WPA Encryption: yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes
    Wireless Access Points

    @ sudo dmesg | grep iwlagn

    [ 20.777373] iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 1.3.27k
    [ 20.777377] iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
    [ 20.777469] iwlagn 0000:06:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [ 20.777479] iwlagn 0000:06:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 20.777526] iwlagn 0000:06:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300AGN REV=0x24
    [ 20.812587] iwlagn 0000:06:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
    Last edited by ChrisEiffel; September 3rd, 2010 at 09:46 PM.

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    Re: My Wireless Card Died I need A Doctor!

    it look like your card is ok

    and i would suggest you to boot up windows download WICD remove network manager install wicd and than try it again.

    i had the same problem with network manager ones it worked other time was showing networking off and i couldnt switch it on so i installed wicd and didnt have even one problem since

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    Re: My Wireless Card Died I need A Doctor!

    Hi

    I was searching around on the SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

    I found some vague references to rfkill.

    @ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft Blocked: no
    Hard Blocked:yes

    It says my "hardware is blocked"

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    Re: My Wireless Card Died I need A Doctor!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisEiffel View Post
    Hi

    I was searching around on the SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

    I found some vague references to rfkill.

    @ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft Blocked: no
    Hard Blocked:yes

    It says my "hardware is blocked"

    i think u pressed the off network button press it again and it will work u have got laptop so there is button to switch network on and off

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    Re: My Wireless Card Died I need A Doctor!

    I presume you've right-clicked the Network Manager icon and verified Networking and Wireless are enabled.
    A few links that might be helpful:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1564615
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1505217

    As I recall, /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state has a line about wireless... though I'm not sure these would qualify as "Hard Blocked" - that seems more like a switch...
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    Re: My Wireless Card Died I need A Doctor!

    I apoligize

    This had nothing to do with ubuntu and everything to do with bad computer design

    There is this little switch on the side of my computer that is not labled, that when I fliped it, my wireless card worked.

    Thank you for your help. Sometimes it is that easy.

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