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I've tried several things like mentioned in the forums, but I'm at a loss. Everything works fine except wireless Internet. I see using Terminal that it detects the drive but it is disabled. I go to enable it, and it quickly puts the check mark on, then checkmark comes off. No error messages. I tried checking for updates, installing a Windows based wireless driver and happend on Ubuntu version 10, 11.04 and 11.10 now. Same issue. I really want to switch over to using Ubuntu, but if I can't get a basic thing like wireless Internet, I can't begin to try various programs, etc. My laptop is only a few months old and came with Windows 7 if that helps.

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heh, you should disable acer_vmi module, it's quite common, this thread should fix this:

Wireless doesn't work on a Lenovo V570

in short, add the following line in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist acer-wmi
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Thanks so much! This worked like a charm. You're a rock star! Now I can use wireless when I'm not at work and really start learning more about Ubuntu. –  Daniel Gauthier Dec 20 '11 at 17:21

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