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Thread: Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

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    Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

    Hello, my Compaq Presario V4000 will not connect to the Internet on Ubuntu. I know that it is a firmware problem and not a hardware one, as it works fine on my second, smaller partition of Windows XP. I've looked through a figurative TON of other threads on the issue, and none have fixed my problem.
    When I click on the connection icon at the top-right of my interface (I am using Ubuntu 12.04 stock-standard, vanilla Unity), it says that the wireless connection has been disabled via a hardware switch. . .which simply isn't true. I'm positive that this is a driver/firmware issue, I just don't know how to fix it.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Long story short:
    Compaq Presario V4000
    Ubuntu 12.04, Unity
    Bad Wireless Driver

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    Re: Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

    Boot the machine with the live os, the cd/flash that you installed with and see if the internet connects with it that way. Choose TRY when it boots. Check sound and whatever else you can. Also, take a look at Additional Drivers which is in System settings. See if it has recommendations. (Cog on top right corner of screen, next to user name.)
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    Re: Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

    I've tried that. Everything works but the wireless, which, despite having the computer connected via ethernet during the Additional Driver check, comes up with nothing.

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    Re: Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

    Hi, please post the output of..

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep 0280
    thanks.
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    Re: Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

    lspci -nnk | grep 0280
    outputs
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 [8086:422c] (rev 35)

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    Re: Compaq Presario V4000 Wireless Connection

    I got it sorted.
    rfkill list all
    and then unblocked the one that was softblocked
    rfkill unblock 0

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