I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. on my Dell Inspirion Mini 1018. After doing one of regular updates, my wifi stopped working, and it gives me message
Wireless is disabled by hardware switch.
How can I enable it? I tried opening network connections, but there I find:
Wireless Unavailable. Hardware Address 1C:65:9D:68:9E:6B
Then I tried System testing, it gives me a message:
# For some Atheros 5K RF MACs, the madwifi driver loads buts fails to # correctly initialize the hardware, leaving it in a state from # which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop # madwifi from loading by default. Use Jockey to select one driver # or the other. (Ubuntu: #315056, #323830) blacklist ath_pci"
This what I get after nm-tool :
Type: 802.11 WiFi Driver: rtl8192ce State: unavailable Default: no HW Address: 1C:65:9D:68:9E:6B Capabilities: Wireless Properties WEP Encryption: yes WPA Encryption: yes WPA2 Encryption: yes Wireless Access Points
Next command I used
sudo lshw -C network
*-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface product: RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 1c:65:9d:68:9e:6b width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192ce driverversion=3.2.0-37-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:f0100000-f0103fff
As I am new on Ubuntu, I asked on Newbees forum, and here is what i did so far
One who was guiding me has no idea what to try next.