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I been using Ubuntu 10.10 for the past year or so on my laptop with no issue on my wireless. Then I upgraded to 11.04 and 11.10 with no issue no my wireless card neither. But yesterday I did a clean install straight to 11.10 and my wireless is not working at all. The connection panel shows wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I have button on my keyboard to enable/disable the wireless and the light is in red as in disabled but when I click to enable it nothing happens. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

If you ask me I believe Ubuntu is using the wrong driver. How can I be sure?

Hardware Info: http://pastebin.com/hBag34Nq

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, fossfreedom Mar 27 '12 at 12:10

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Got it! For some reason my PC was set as airplane mode = On. Which stopped the wireless to go on. –  Luis D Urraca Mar 26 '12 at 14:16