Hi.

I just bought a new Titan A15 laptop from Zepto Computers and I'm having some problems. I chose Intel 4965 AG/N, a wireless NIC that I thought would be well supported "out of the box" (see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...workCardsIntel), but I can't seem to enable it. I cannot find any networks, knowing that my router works great with other computers and that there are several other networks in my vicinity.

Here's some info:
$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11a ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
Power Managementff
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
$ lspci -v
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1101
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
Memory at d4100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
$ sudo lshw -C network
---
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1b:38:e2:b6:ed
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis190 driverversion=1.2 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.100 latency=0 link=yes module=sis190 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 61
serial: 00:1d:e0:7b:56:79
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl4965 latency=0 module=iwl4965 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11a
Note that this says wmaster0, but iwconfig says that it's wlan0 that's used, right..?

Well, what I personally suspect is the problem is that I have a hardware switch on my laptop for WLAN, and a led to indicate when WLAN or Bluetooth is activated. I have never seen that led alight. When "turning" the switch the first time after a reboot, I get this in dmesg:
[ 96.353679] iwl4965: Radio disabled by HW RF Kill switch
[ 96.353733] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:00.0 disabled
[ 96.367329] eth0: PHY reset until link up.
Switching it again back and forth, I only get
[ 98.452569] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xf1 on isa0060/serio0).
[ 98.452574] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e071 <keycode>' to make it known.
[ 98.453086] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xf1 on isa0060/serio0).
[ 98.453089] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e071 <keycode>' to make it known.
[ 99.441153] eth0: PHY reset until link up.
[ 101.312324] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xf1 on isa0060/serio0).
[ 101.312330] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e071 <keycode>' to make it known.
[ 101.314116] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xf1 on isa0060/serio0).
etc, etc.

Could I do some keymapping, or simply disable the switch all together, keeping the wireless on at all times?

Previously, I had problems getting it to show up anywhere at all, but installing linux-backports-modules-hardy solved that. Then, the network card didn't show up as DISABLED as it does now.

I'd be very, very grateful for any kind of help or hints, anything to get me started to do more research myself. Thanks.