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Wireless network card recommendations? [closed]

I've been using a small USB wireless adapter on my desktop for a while now, it works, but I would really rather have a dedicated card. What can you recommend that will work out of box (without too ...
0
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wifi and bluetooth not detected on toshiba NB505

I am using toshiba NB 505 and have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The wifi and bluetooth are not working. It is unable to detect and also does not start. please help.
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1answer
167 views

Missing WIFI driver on ASUS X551MA laptop

The WIFI does not seem to work by default, and I cannot seem to find any resource online. Where would I start looking? Output of lshw looks as follows ubuntu description: Notebook product: ...
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1answer
97 views

Acer Aspire wifi on Broadcom b43 not working [duplicate]

ck, including userspace. [ 79.694480] [drm] Please file a _new_ bug report on bugs.freedesktop.org against DRI -> DRM/Intel [ 79.694486] [drm] drm/i915 developers can then reassign to the right ...
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1answer
25 views

Does BIOS device whitelist affect Ubuntu?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...
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0answers
83 views

Wireless hardware switch problem

I have a DSL connection at home so I had no reason to use wifi for a while now I realised that my wireless adaptor is switched off by hardware switch and I cant figure out how to turn it back on :( ...
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0answers
57 views

“Wi-fi disabled by hardware switch” (Any chance for a permanent removal?)

I have been looking around at forums and so on, and I know for a fact I am not the only one, and I actually have a temporary solution to my problem. When i've done a full hard reboot of my laptop ...
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1answer
105 views

unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
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1answer
80 views

Kernel Panic With Cheap Wi-Fi Usb Adapter

I've just bought a cheap usb wifi adapter from ebay. It is mediatek based, lsusb outputs: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I'm on 3.13 kernel, and the driver provided in ...
0
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1answer
211 views

Wireless card disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 (Ralink RT2860)

I have an old Advent Milano netbook that has been running a light version of Win 7. I decided it was time to give Ubuntu a try and installed it on a partition, and it worked perfectly. It is now a ...
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0answers
70 views

Wireless keeps disconnecting Intel AGB 3945

I've been having issues with my wireless connection. It seems as if the connection is fine for around 5 minutes, after which my wireless connection drops for no apparent reason. I have disabled power ...
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38 views

How to force device detection and diagnose issues

I'm using an Acer Aspire V3 571G. It originally had Windows 7 installed but after sustaining some physical trauma it became unable to boot, judging by the scratching sound one of the hard drive's ...
0
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0answers
118 views

Ubuntu compatability with the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T-PK

Is the Asus Vivobook X202E-DH31T-PK compatible with Ubuntu? It seems like a nice laptop, but I don't want to be stuck with lots of hardware issues. I really don't care about the webcam or the ...
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0answers
396 views

my wifi disconnects after some time and gets blocked by hardware switch

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have been using Windows for years, but viruses made me consider Linux. I first tried elementary OS because it is easy to use, I enjoyed it a lot but after surfing the ...
0
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0answers
734 views

Hardware switch only turns off Bluetooth, while Wifi stays on

I've got Dell Latitude E6540 with Ubuntu 13.10 64bit installed on it. The laptop has a hardware switch to turn off wireless. In Windows, it turns off both Bluetooth and Wifi, but in Ubuntu, it only ...
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2answers
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Hardware wireless switch has no effect after suspend and 13.10 upgrade

This seems to be a fairly chronic problem, as shown by the following questions: How do I fix a "Wireless is disabled by hardware switch" error? Wireless disabled by hardware switch ...
0
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2answers
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Is there a RTL8723AE linux driver for 3.8.0-19-generic [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my MSI ge60-20c and recognized the wireless-driver not working well. After some searching I found out it's a common problem and some people managed to get a proper driver ...
0
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1answer
178 views

Wifi gets hardware-disabled after waking from sleep

I have an HP 14-b015dx device. Whenever I wake my device from sleep the wifi stops working. Rfkill shows it is hard bock. Even the wifi light goes orange showing the wifi is disabled by hardware. And ...
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2answers
1k views

how to Identify Killer wireless N 1202 on Ubuntu?

I bought this Dell ultrabook (XPS 13) with Ubuntu and I know Dell is known for messing up orders. (plus I had some problems on the Wifi, that's why I've been investigating deeper). The wifi card on ...
0
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1answer
192 views

Are wireless card interchangeable? can I mount a BCM4313 on a notebook that originally mounted a rt3290?

I would like to mount a wireless card (BCM4313) on a notebook that used to mount a rt3290 card, is it possible? Will it work? Thank you for your answer
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1answer
2k views

wifi disabled by hardware switch , ubuntu 13.04, lenovo g580

my problem is that I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. now Wifi and Bluetooth are not working, it is showing "wifi is disabled by hardware switch". I tried using dedicated key fn+f5, ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Is there a way to disable one wireless adapter if any other is present?

Title's pretty specific, but... I have an Intel WLAN A/G/N card that came with the laptop internally. I have a Netgear USB dongle I use for my wifi on occasion, and it works better than the card on ...
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0answers
350 views

Wireless connection problem

I need help in setting up wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Not detecting any drivers, in spite of having a modem and a router.
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1answer
56 views

How to turn off update for Wireless card [duplicate]

I'am a new Linux Ubuntu user my version is 12.10. After updating the OS my wireless turned off, becouse I use Linux for 10 days I dont know how to fix it. Then I reinstalled Linux and want to ask you ...
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3answers
1k views

Can't install Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 in my Lenovo X121e

I have been having troubles with my X121e wireless as described in this post. The connection is very weak, so I figured I'd invest in a wireless card Centrino Advanced-N 6205. When I plug in the ...
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1answer
939 views

Wifi hardware blocked (Lenovo G560)

~$ lspci | grep Network 06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 ~$ rfkill list all 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 1: i2400m-usb:1-1.1:1.0: WiMAX ...
0
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1answer
53 views

How to find out the name of the packages involved in the proprietary driver?

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-3110BR for test purposes. A notification about a proprietary driver popped up. It's for the Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN ...
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1answer
427 views

Atheros AR9285 hard blocked on toshiba nb305

My wireless card is hard blocked in any linux distro I install but there is no physical switch on netbook or on wifi card itself...I runned following commands : inxi -N : Network: Card-1: Atheros ...
2
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1answer
411 views

Help getting wireless working on MacBookPro8,1

I have practically no idea of what I'm doing, but I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBookPro8,1 primarily because I needed to use Octave and I figured I might as well try out the whole thing here. Anyway, ...
0
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1answer
1k views

enabling wireless hardware in ubuntu

Issue Enabling the Wireless in Ubuntu: hardware details : 10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 02) 18:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I bypass a wireless switch which is broken on a Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E?

I am running dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and Window 7 on a Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E. The wireless switch has broken and come away from the motherboard, which switches it to the permanently off state. I have ...
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0answers
114 views

Wireless doesn't work on Sony Vaio

I have Sony Vaio and this is my first time running Linux. I have installed ubuntu 12.10 and my wireless was working fine. Just two days ago it stopped working and I don't know why. It says I have the ...
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1answer
209 views

Binding hotkey for toggling wireless card state - System76 Bonp3

Recently, my wireless card shut off on my laptop (System76 Bonp3 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Awhile back, my keyboard had a meeting with a cup of coffee, and my F11 key no longer works. The key binding ...
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135 views

BT Voyager 1065 on Lubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on an old Inspiron 2650. The installer did not boot with the PCI Wi-Fi card nor does the installed system. They both boot fine without it. I have tried inserting ...
2
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1answer
51k views

How do I install drivers for the Alfa AWUS036H USB wireless adapter?

I bought this network adapter from Amazon and I don't know how to install the drivers. The adapter comes with a CD for drivers and when I put it in, it has .autorun.exe autorun.ico autorun.csp, and ...
1
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3answers
7k views

How do I toggle the wifi hardware switch for a Dell XPS 17 L702X?

Every now and then, I disable my wireless via the menu icon in Ubuntu. Then, when I try to enable the wifi, it tells me that "wireless is disabled" or "wireless is disabled by hardware switch". There ...
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04, sony vaio T11, no hardware wifi button, networkmanager “enable wireless” unavailable

My Sony Vaio T11 does not have a hardware button to enable/disable wifi. When I disable wifi in NetworkManager and reboot "enable wireless" is not available (grayed out) in Networkmanager. $>rfkill ...
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2answers
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Acer laptop, Intel 2200BG, wireless “disabled by hardware switch” irrespective of switch position

I have the problem that on my old Acer Travelmate292 the wireless hardware switch has stopped working a couple releases ago. It worked fine in Windows. BIOS is at the latest version, the switch is ...
1
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2answers
734 views

Problem removing 3G mobile broadband dongle on 12.04

I recently upgraded my 3G mobile broadband dongle to a newer model. Ubuntu recognizes it and I can connect/disconnect with no trouble. The problem comes when I try to safely remove the drive by right ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is wireless slow with Atheros AR9285?

I know there are many posts like this, however none of the fixes I have found have worked. I had the issue on 11.04, and after having no luck fixing it decided to try 12.04 however this has not ...
3
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2answers
2k views

HP Pavilion G Series Wireless Switch

On my HP laptop, the wireless switch is the F12 key, which works fine on my windows partition, but not in Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu tells me that the wireless is disabled by the hardware switch (F12), ...
0
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3answers
12k views

My wireless is hard-blocked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked) I'm new to linux and i am having trouble getting my wireless to work I've found the following things Wireless LAN Soft ...
5
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7answers
56k views

“Enable Wireless” option is disabled in network settings

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (dual booted with Windows 7) but I'm unable to access Internet wireless even though I can do so on Windows 7. The output for rfkill list all is given below: rfkill list all ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Wireless problems on HP

I'm not able to enable Wireless using the hardware switch on my HP ProBook4430s. Because of this the Enable Wireless option is greyd out and I cannot enable it. The greyd out option can be seen in ...
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2answers
2k views

Logitech Wireless Keyboard & mouse not working aftesr upgrade to 12.04?

I upgraded my Dell Dimension 9200C to 12.04 Precise Pangolin with no issues, I ran it fine for a night but when I went back in a couple days later my Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 and M510 mouse ...
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5answers
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
2
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0answers
683 views

Can't enable wireless lan on Fujitsu Siemens A1665G with Ubuntu 11.10 installed [closed]

I saw my old Notebook yesterday and wanted to make that work again. On Windows XP the wireless worked still fine. Then I installed new Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and I'm sadly not able to make the wireless ...
0
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1answer
454 views

Wireless stopped working on a Gateway LT2805u

Gateway LT2805u Netbook Running Ubuntu 10.04. Wireless suddenly stopped working. rfkill shows no output. And the wireless card shows "Unclaimed". Card is an Atheros (ar9285 i think). My hardware ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How to use intel 2200BG on an HP Pavillion DV1000?

I have an HP Pavillion DV1000 and I cannot use the wireless with any distro. I am a new user in linux and I need a guide to follow. Do you know something?
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1answer
98 views

Is it possible to use an old computer that just has the possibility to use an USB interface WiFi?

I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 with on an old computer which is not very powerful, it has no WiFi on the mother board. I would try to use an USB interface WiFi and I've seen many interfaces on the market but ...