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Old 07-19-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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Talking i need help with my wireless


Hello can you wonderful people at linux help me again. also i want to thank the community of linuxforum for being SO SO helpful in the past. i am newish to linux so still dont understand the jargon.

so i loaned my laptop to my friend it was working fine when it cam back my wireless was not working anymore, it wont come on or even search for networks or anything , when i press the wifi button it it unresponsive , my friend claims he done nothing to it! (i dont believe him) i think maybe he deleted my driver but i cant find any for it

here is all the info i know!
laptop - hp compaqu presario,
wireless card - anatel 0154-07-2634
operating system - linux zorin 05

thanks inadavnce i know you will be as awesome as usual
 
Old 07-19-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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You could try and turn on the wireless through the terminal... Type "iwconfig" which will show you the device name of your wireless thing. Then type "ifconfig <device-name> up". The device name is often called wlan0 btw.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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this is what i have



liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "iwconfig"
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff

liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ <wlan0>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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duplicate of http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ut-4175417579/
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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mayor89: Try "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up"
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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iv tryed that dont know what to do i copied and pasted the terminal in here now! can you think os anything else i can do? thanlyou for helping me
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #7
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liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "iwconfig"
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff

liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "infoconfig <wlan0> up"
liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ <wlan0>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
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please post the output of these commands in code tags:

ifconfig
ifconfig -a
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:33 AM   #9
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liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:16:61:68:d9
inet addr:192.168.0.8 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:16ff:fe61:68d9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:160381 errors:42 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:14
TX packets:118613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:191621026 (191.6 MB) TX bytes:16533973 (16.5 MB)
Interrupt:41 Base address:0x2000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:352772 (352.7 KB) TX bytes:352772 (352.7 KB)

liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ ifconfig -a
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #10
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ALSO THIS FROM THE SUDO U TOLD ME T DO IF THIS CAN HELP



liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
[sudo] password for liam:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for liam:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$
 
Old 07-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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What exactly do you think one can do to break it???? They can't.

It may be possible that it was disabled in bios but you can't break the wireless part of the laptop.

Apologize to your mate too. If he said he didn't do it then believe him.

Last edited by jefro; 07-19-2012 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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There is also an external switch on the laptop to turn Wi-Fi ON and OFF, have you check on that?
Quote:
HP (HEWITT-PACKARD) / COMPAQ
HP/Compaq (General Older models) - Button on upper Left on keyboard deck
HP/Compaq (General Newer models) - Button on lower Left below keyboard
Compaq (General) Press and hold the antenna-button on the upper section of your keyboard
* Compaq Armada Services - No Built-in Wireless for this model
Compaq Pavilion ZX5190 - Wireless switch is on the keypad, slightly separate from the keys. It has a wireless symbol on it.
Compaq Presario - Button on the Back
Compaq Presario CQ Series - Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
Compaq Presario M2000 - Button above the keyboard (antenna icon on button)
HP/Compaq 6910p Notebook PC above keyboard to left, 2 buttons to the right of the power button.
(Wireless on/off LED is on the lower left. left of power/standby light.)
HP 600 - Button on lower Left below keyboard
HP NC4000/4010 - Button above Keyboard
HP NC4220 - Button on Left Side of Laptop Near USB Port
HP NC6000/6220 - Button above Keyboard
HP NX9010 - Button on Front side of Laptop
HP Omnibook 6200 - Button on Left side of Laptop
(I hope you wont find this post too offensive)

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mayor89 View Post
liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:16:61:68:d9
inet addr:192.168.0.8 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:16ff:fe61:68d9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:160381 errors:42 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:14
TX packets:118613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:191621026 (191.6 MB) TX bytes:16533973 (16.5 MB)
Interrupt:41 Base address:0x2000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:352772 (352.7 KB) TX bytes:352772 (352.7 KB)

liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ ifconfig -a
did nothing print out from ifconfig -a ?

according to the ifconfig output the ehternet (eth0) network interface is on (as well as the loopback (lo) interface).

not sure if you even have a wireless card ?
 
Old 07-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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Did not know there was 2 threads on this. My reply in other thread.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9/#post4733025
 
  


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