I recently had 8.04 x86 for my laptop. When it installed, the wireless adapter worked from day 1. For a few reasons I decided to do a clean install to 8.10. Since then, my wireless card has been disabled. I have a button that enables/disables wireless cards. When I press it, the wi-fi button stays lit, but the bluetooth icon will toggle on and off. If I remember correctly, the wi-fi is not on when it is not connected to a network. The ethernet port still connects to the internet.
When I did:
sudo lshw -C Network
it outputted something like this (I am on another computer, there may be a typo)
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
Any suggestions on how to correct this?