Yesterday i installed Ubuntu onto my HP pavilion 14 laptop (running windows 8), i uninstalled Windows 8 because i hated it and put Ubuntu on top of it. I downloaded it off of a disk a burned from my other laptop. I successfully installed the software and uninstalled windows 8 from the disk so now it runs off of my computer, but i am having a problem with wireless. In the top right hand corner no wireless choices come up, there are only three options there:
Connection information (which is grayed out)
and Edit Connections...
I have been working on this issue since last night. I have another computer that i am writing this from, that i would be able to download anything onto then transfer it over from a flashdrive if needed. But I don't have access to a wired connection on that computer because it was a cheaper computer and therefore does not have a wired Ethernet plug. I am a noob to Linux so please be thorough with your help. Here is the thing in the terminal i have tried typing
"rfkill list all"
"sudo rfkill unblock wifi"
"sudo rfkill unblock all"
and other commands like that, (all the rfkill commands), as the tutorial suggests, but they do not give me any information, they just move on to the next line like i did not even type anything. It also does not tell me it does not understand the command though. But when i just type "rfkill" it pulls up the menu for the commands for rfkill. I am running a Ralink RT3290 Wifi adapter. I am open to any suggestions, but please be EXTREMELY thorough as (like I said) I an a noob to Linux.
My wireless is controlled by a red/white light (mounted to the f12 key) that is red when the wireless is on and red when the wireless is off. This light has stayed red anytime i start Ubuntu, my BIOS was not much help with this, but i will try again for whatever people say. Anytime i manually try and change the wifi light (pressing f12 or fn and f12), it is stuck. This key ALWAYS worked fine on Windows before i uninstalled it for Ubuntu. I'm open to any suggestions, but i just really want to be able to get online with this computer. Wireless had always worked perfectly on Windows 8 but i hated windows. Now that I can't go back to windows i'm committed to fixing the problem. I can use most programs in Ubuntu well, except for the ones that require internet! I've been trying to fix this since i installed it, but nothing has seemed to work so i'm coming here. Thanks for any help!