I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6000 I've looked at other answers similar to this question how ever when I look at my network symbol it doesn't say anything that the answer below says
"Make sure that your wifi hardware switch is on or not. It is either F2 or F12 or near to it. Once the switch is enabled, there is a small fan-like applet on the top panel (Gnome Network Manager), fourth from the right.
Click on it and if there is no tick mark on the option 'Enable Wireless', enable it. Wait till your wifi connection name appears."
it how says 'Enable Networking' my wi-fi switch is on and I've tried using terminal to kill the applet as another answer suggests trying. Does anyone have any other ideas that might help?
Just in case anybodies curious as to how I'm posting this I'm on my other ubuntu laptop that's running an older version.