[SOLVED] HP Compaq 6710 - Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG
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On my (admittedly different model) Presario C700, I managed to get into this situation and couldn't find an easy solution. I opted for the easy fix by booting to Vista, manually pressing the hardware switch and testing connectivity to make sure it was damned well enabled, then rebooting back to Linux. It worked after that.
From my experiments, it seems as though the hardware switch setting survives over boots (i.e. it is not reset by the BIOS). If you don't have Windows any more, perhaps try playing with the switch so it is on, then rebooting. (I also was not able to rmmod or modprobe the relevant modules, hence the need to reboot every time.)
Thanks for reply, I will try it ASAP but as far as I can quickly see links you have posted the command "wlan0 scanning" simply wont working because "ifconfig wlan0 up" is not working also. What do you mean by "leave the <expletive deleted> button on at all times" (sorry for my english). Also seems that problem is also on W7, neither windows nor netstrumbler software simply wont scan netowrks. Netstrumbler also report some error message regarding adapter. In windows seems that everything is installed, I tried also download official drivers from intel on windows, no luck. Regards
I agree with business_kid: once you have wireless working, leave the button alone! Take wireless offline by using ifconfig, not the button.
If it is not working in W7 either, it isn't a Linux problem. Could be misconfigured, a hardware problem , or even your router's set up (can other computer's connect to the wireless router?).
When in W7, can you check the Event Log (or whatever it is called in W7) to see if any errors happen when you press the button on and off. Does the button light change colour? Does Hardware Manager show an error on the wireless card?