Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to wake up...

I'm not certain this is a linux problem or a hardware problem.
Several weeks ago installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a Toshiba L15 S104.
Did standard install and update. Using Ndiswrapper and the driver
installed had the wireless working.
Then did a couple of addons from Synaptic such as the Java JRE and Adobe.
The next day the wireless no longer worked. A full re install
failed to fix the problem.
Following a suggestion I changed to Mepis 8.5 and the same

My question how to wake up the ethernet controller?

lspci shows:
02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

I have tried to use some of the iwconfig commands but not knowledge
able enough to go too far.

thanks in advance.
Old 06-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 20 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295

I don't know that laptop but imagine it has a hardware switch to turn on/off the wireless. Is that by any chance turned off?

Kind regards,

Old 06-11-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I verified this AM that the wi-fi switch is in the on position.
Always good to check when not sure.

Old 07-06-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

Do not know what or why this occured or what caused it
but Windows XP was reinstalled and the wireless works.
Not a linux solve but the prudent one.

Thanks all for the interest.


wireless, wirelessnetworking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I wake up a server in "standby" or "memory" mode using wake-on-lan? songweijia Linux - Server 2 03-03-2010 06:51 PM
wake on lan magic packet does not wake. albean Linux - Networking 1 06-30-2007 03:57 PM
Wake up Guignol Linux - General 2 07-24-2006 07:30 AM
Can't Wake Up mushman Mandriva 2 08-26-2004 01:27 PM
Wake Up!!! adam_boz Linux From Scratch 3 10-02-2002 10:05 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration