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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    Hi, can you tell us your computer brand and a link to the manufacturers site please?
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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    I have an hp pavilion dv5. When you say manufacturers site, what exactly do you mean?

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    Hi, go to the hp documentation page for your computer then post a link here so we can look at it.
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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for:

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01550108.pdf

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    Hi, if you have windows installed go into windows and turn the wireless off then back on before booting ubuntu.

    In ubuntu I recommend also trying fn + f1-f12 one at a time and see if one of those key combinations turn it on.

    One special case the keys that turn wireless on and off was not the expected key. A recent case was not Fn+f12; it was Alt+F12 that activated the wireless so try that as well then check with:
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    to see if the hardblock is gone also watch for the wireless light to come on.
    Thanks

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    I tried to do all the fn+f1-12 commands, and the alt+f1-12 commands, but none of them worked.

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    Hi, open
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local
    change modprobe -r ath9k
    to rmmod -r ath9k
    save, close gedit and reboot.
    Thanks

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    Hi,Look at your Power Plan options. Under Advanced options it may be set to turn off wireless to save battery power.
    under windows..
    control panel..
    power options...
    avanvced..
    even though ubuntu is a different os, windows may have a bit set high on your
    controller board . change that setting and see if it helps.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    tried the changing the gedit, but it didn't help.

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    Re: Unable to enable wireless on computer

    Hi, I asked earlier if you have windows installed but I do not believe you said if you do try what I recommended in a previous post.
    Thanks

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