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My laptop is an old HP Compaq NX6110. The wireless switch is not working and I can't enable wireless from connection manager. I connected to the Internet with Ubuntu using wired LAN and I downloaded Windows wireless drivers, Wi-Fi radar application and additional drivers.

I also updated to Ubuntu 11.10 but still no luck. I guess I need some terminal commands. Any ideas are welcome.

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You downloaded the Windows drivers, but have Ubuntu 11.10. Can you explain more? –  Mitch Jun 8 '12 at 16:40
    
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information. –  fossfreedom Jun 8 '12 at 16:42
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This is a known problem on the Compaq Laptops with a Wireless button.

For Windows users there is a HP Wireless Assistant software which interfaces with the Wireless Button on the nx6110.

You need to install this, then you will have an icon in the tray which you can access the software which has a radio button which will allow you to turn ON the switch.

Note: We had some nx6110 here that did not require this software and worked without it. Now sure why this was the case?

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Turn on the button "connection" on the keyboard. Y You will see blue diode. Then open connection manager and look for the internet sources of wireless.

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