Wireless turned off in Windows
I think I have my wireless card turned off in Windows so that it will not function in Ubuntu 10.04. The trouble is, I no longer have windows (it was a dodgy Chinese version anyway) as I only used it once - to download Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu help says the only way to turn it on again is with Windows - which I no longer have. Surely there must be another way?
thanks in anticipation!
It will help someone help you, if you can tell us what exactly this wireless card is. Make & model will be great. Please post the wireless NIC info from the output of:
Thanks for your reply.
Here's the info you require:
09:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:137d]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at 51100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
Also here's the relevant output for sudo lshw -C network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
Hence why I think it's turned off.
Also, the button to turn the wireless on/off is illuminated red and does not function, when I had Windows it was illuminated in blue. The change in colour might indicate that it's off and can't be turned on.
I have also checked the BIOS. Can't see anything relevant there.
If there's any more info I can give, please indicate. I'd be very grateful for any help you could provide.
Never mind - got it working!
Wired Connection > Check for Proprietary Drivers > Restart > Voila!
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