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My wireless network is physically enabled and the "enable wireless" appears properly on the top menu, however checking it doesn't seem to have any affect. Anyone came across this problem? I have a new HP Pavilion dm1-4000, installed Ubuntu 11.10 yesterday.

The wireless worked fine yesterday, today I've got nothing. It also seems to have problems with the wired connection, however I have no idea if it's related.

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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? –  Jorge Castro Nov 23 '11 at 14:11

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in terminal type:

sudo rfkill unblock all 

dv2000 wireless button has some detailed erratic issue , i use this command always works cheers

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Ndiswrapper, good tool. You take a windows driver of wifi adapter, and install on Ubuntu with this tool

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This doesn't really explain how to install or use ndiswrapper. Plus, it doesn't really make sense to suggest ndiswrapper unless there is no native driver that works well. I recommend expanding this answer to explain in detail how to use ndiswrapper, and also, if possible, to justify the idea that it's the best approach for this particular OP's computer. –  Eliah Kagan Sep 4 '12 at 2:08

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