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    no wireless

    hi i have ubuntu 12.10 on a new dell laptop i get a few months ago.. i have been able to pick up wifi before but since a few days ago and i cant pick up any wifi signals.. i can get ethernet but no wifi, i dont know if it is a driver issue or something else
    i put a live disk of mint linux since it is "similar" to ubuntu linux
    any idea how i might fix this problem??
    thank you

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    Re: no wireless

    Is the WiFi "turned off? If you have a dual boot, boot into windows and "turn on" the card.

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    Re: no wireless

    no wireless isnt even an option
    it only shows wired (on/off), network setting
    i dont have a dual boot.ubuntu is my only os on my laptop

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    Re: no wireless

    You might want to start here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=370108

    Wi-Fi issues are quite common so there's a well detailed guide on how to troubleshoot them.

    [Edit]: But there's one command that may be useful regardless of what wireless card you have. Open terminal and type:
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    If your Wi-Fi is listed as hard blocked you'll need to enable it using hardware switch (usually there's a button for that).
    Last edited by prodigy_; August 31st, 2013 at 11:04 AM.

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    Re: no wireless

    Besides what prodigy_ asked, please also post the outputs of -
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    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    lsmod
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    Re: no wireless

    I am talking about a level BEFORE the os... If the WiFi is turned off by a switch, BIOS setting, or softswitch, (thank you Dell) turning it back on again in Linux can be a challenge. Is there a WiFi switch somewhere on you laptop? Is it on?

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    Re: no wireless

    no there isnt if you know have had an old dell as i have had there isnt a switch like the old laptops had


    **output**
    atol412@PC:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0597]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    atol412@PC:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c50e Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse Receiver
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:07da Intel Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 064e:812e Suyin Corp.

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    Re: no wireless

    i really suck at hardware i am just a programmer in college trying to get my degree i still have wire ethernet but wireless would be very nice incase i stop by the local starbucks for a fix to keep me up on some late night porgramming project

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    Re: no wireless

    Neither lspci, nor lsusb shows any wireless device. This indicates, at best a loose connection and at worst - the possibility of wifi card failure.

    A couple of things you can try are -
    1) try resetting BIOS to factory defaults (or optimized defaults, whatever your BIOS calls it)
    2) pull out --> re-seat the card in its slot (if it is in a user-accessible area, else you'll need to open the case which is not recommended if you are not comfortable with it).

    I can't think of anything else with the kind of results we have here.
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    Re: no wireless

    do you know how to Uninstall the Dell WLAN Management software in ubuntu?

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