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rtz 12-18-2012 06:04 PM

enabling wireless
 
i have installed linux 10.04 on my laptop but couldn't figure out how how do i search for available wireless networks and how do i enable wireless on my laptop.

sycamorex 12-18-2012 06:10 PM

What's linux 10.04? Do you mean Ubuntu 10.04? Is your wifi card recognised? Can you go to a terminal window and type iwconfig (and post the output)? Also, is it a laptop? Sometimes wifi gets switched off with one of the function buttons.

Have a look at this as well:
https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/intern...ireless-device

rtz 12-18-2012 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4852293)
What's linux 10.04? Do you mean Ubuntu 10.04? Is your wifi card recognised? Can you go to a terminal window and type iwconfig (and post the output)? Also, is it a laptop? Sometimes wifi gets switched off with one of the function buttons.

Have a look at this as well:
https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/intern...ireless-device

++



yes it's ubuntu.output of iwconfig command was:
lo no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEE 802.11bgn ESSID-off/any
Mode:Managed Acess Point- Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr- off Fragment thr- off
Poweroff Management-off

pan0 no wireless extensions.

sycamorex 12-18-2012 06:34 PM

Can you see a wifi radar icon in the top panel where you could click and connect to one of the networks?

snowpine 12-18-2012 06:35 PM

(if you don't have success with the excellent advice above...) Just for fun, have you tried a Live DVD/USB of the current 12.10 release, to see if support for your card has been improved in the 5 releases since 10.04?

rtz 12-18-2012 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4852311)
Can you see a wifi radar icon in the top panel where you could click and connect to one of the networks?

yes the radar icon is there,when i clicked it showed me the options menu with VPN Connections etc. and one of it is showing wireless is disabled.

sycamorex 12-18-2012 06:48 PM

As I asked before, is it a laptop and are you sure that wifi is not disabled with one of the function buttons?

rtz 12-18-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4852322)
As I asked before, is it a laptop and are you sure that wifi is not disabled with one of the function buttons?

yes it's a laptop.when i clicked the radar icon it showed wireless disabled.

sycamorex 12-18-2012 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtz (Post 4852326)
yes it's a laptop.when i clicked the radar icon it showed wireless disabled.

What I meant a switch on/off key on the laptop's keyboard. What laptop is it (make/model)?

rtz 12-18-2012 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4852330)
What I meant a switch on/off key on the laptop's keyboard. What laptop is it (make/model)?

thnx,for ur help.my laptop is HCL ME ICON 1024 B,i figured out how to enable the wireless using fn+f2 key.

frankbell 12-18-2012 08:42 PM

Although this thread is primarily about Broadcom, some of the troubleshooting steps in it will help you identify what kind of wireless chipset you have. That is essential to solving this problem:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/

snowpine 12-18-2012 08:51 PM

A quick google search shows me your hardware is probably from 2011, but 10.04 is the April 2010 release of Ubuntu. Therefore I'll repeat my earlier suggestion to try the current 12.10 release before you give up on Ubuntu. :)

(my advice is in addition to the excellent advice frankbell gave above.)

sycamorex 12-19-2012 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtz (Post 4852355)
thnx,for ur help.my laptop is HCL ME ICON 1024 B,i figured out how to enable the wireless using fn+f2 key.


So I assume that it's working now. If so, please mark the thread as solved in the thread tools menu. Also, you may also consider other member's advice about installing a more recent version of ubuntu. The support for 10.04 will expire in April (at least for the desktop edition).

rtz 12-19-2012 05:52 AM

to scan for available wireless networks i used "iwlist scan" command.


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