Unable to connect to wireless networks on HPG60 running Linux Mint 11
Let me start from the beginning.
I recently upgraded my laptop from Linux mint 7 to Mint 11. Back on mint 7, I could connect to wireless networks right out of the box, with no problems. Now, whenever I click on the network manager, it will either tell me that the wireless is disabled by a hardware switch or simply not enabled.
When it claims that a hardware switch is disabling wireless, I can easily fix the problem.
When the wireless is simply not enabled, however, I can click on the option "enable wireless". The first few times I did this, the menu would close, and upon re-opening it, I would find that the wireless was still enabled. However, I could not connect to any networks as it said that wireless was still disabled. After about 5 minutes, if I checked it again, the "enable wireless" option was no longer checked off.
Earlier today, I tried again to find that the option stayed checked for several hours, and has remained so since. However, I am still unable to connect as it still says that wireless is disabled under wireless networks.
I'm currently using an Ethernet cable that's tethered directly to my modem, and have about 6 feet of distance. Being a person who can't stay in one part of my house for long but needs to get work done, wireless was extremely important to me, and I would be extremely gratefull eif anybody could help me fix this problem.