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hi, im new to linux, I downloaded wubi not so long ago to see what it was like and I loved it!
But after the first 2 days, the wifi got disabled, and since, i cant enable it because it is grayed out (i.e. I can't click on "enable wireless"). I have heard about drivers, but when I went and checked for any, there were none. I also tried to plug it in a Ethernet cord and then check if i could enable it from there but nothing... up to now, NOTHING WORKS! If someone could answer this question simple, it would be greatly appreciated! How do I enable it?
Thanks in advance.
If you have a laptop, is there a button to enable/disable the wireless adapter? please check this.
I second this.
On my Dell 1545n laptop, the F2 key toggles the wireless.
I must have hit it accidently and feared I was facing a warranty repair until I hit it accidently two months later and the wireless came back.
(Dell goofed. They made the F# work if you hit the "Fn" key and the other stuff on those keys default. They should have made the F# default and the other stuff require the "Fn" key. That goes into the "oh, well" department.)
Thank you for your reply,
I have actually tried that already. My internet works on windows, but then, when I boot it with ubuntu, the internet is disabled. I actually also have a Dell laptop, (1545n) and i have tried the F2 key. This didn't work...
Thanks again for your concern
I had a similar problem ... Mine is also dell inspiron 15R
Actually the interface config file "/etc/network/interfaces" is not configured for my eth1(wireless) device . So i tried reading on ubuntu documentation about making wireless start at startup and then configured the modem ssid and key in the network connections settings and it made it happen as soon as my machine starts i get my wireless modem connection established (before establishing it asks for admin password) that's it i use the "sudo pon dsl-provider" command to connect to my broadband connection.
after starting your machine
So i suggest you to check the device status through "ifconfig" and then wireless connection established or not through "iwconfig" there you get essid name u set to your modem.
if ifconfig doesnt show ur ethX device other then eth0 and lo then it is the problem with interfaces file configuration problem
Um... hm this may sound a little dumb but I got to ask...
by any chance did you do any update in between the time you were able to use the wifi and it got disabled...
if so what patches did you get, and how did it alter your wifi if it did alter it...
Well, iv tried all of those things, nothing works, I got so fed up that I simply uninstalled WUBI via windows. Then I simply reinstalled, the wifi seems to be working well, this was the only solution :S
Im guessing a modification happened that I wasn't aware of, I will post up something if the problem reoccurs. Thanks to all of You!
If it's a Dell, it probably has a Broadcom chip. You may need the non-free Broadcom driver. Ubuntu has it in their repos.
My 1545n came with Ubuntu, so it contained the driver from the beginning. I recently updated my Dell desktop from the Ubuntu 10.10 CD and had to check something special to get the Broadcom driver, but I can't remember exactly what--it was a while ago.