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Old 06-16-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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"radio off" in iwconfig Slackware 12.2


I am new to Slackware. I got everything running well. Then out of the blue, my wireless stopped working. My iwconfig brings up: "eth0 radio off"
How do I fix it?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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Are you sure eth0 is your wireless device? What's the output of ifconfig?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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I am sure that it was eth0 before because I have been using it to connect to the internet for about 3 weeks. But it does not show up on my ifconfig now.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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What's your wifi card (the output of /sbin/lspci )?
 
Old 06-19-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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Smile Problem Solved!

I fixed my problem! It turns out that the wireless card was broken. I was able to replace it. At first it still said "radio off" but then I went into the "F2 setup menu" and went to the page that that talked about "Mini PCI" and switched wireless "on".
That solved my problem.
 
  


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