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Old 05-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Configuring Wireless on a Toshiba Portege R835

Hi guys

I am a linux newbie trying to get the wifi setup on my Toshiba Portege R835. It is running an Intel WiMAX/Wifi Link 6050 Series (rev 5f) wifi card, and I am running ubuntu 10.04.

From the ui under wireless networks it says "device not ready"

I tried running ifconfig and it only shows lo, but if I do ifconfig -a it shows me a wireless card listed under wlan0. I tried running

sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

But it gave me an error: SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

I also looked in lib/firmware and do in fact have iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode listed in there. Unfortunately, I am really not sure how to attack the problem from here.

I should also mention that the wired connections also do not work, so anything I need to download has to be downloaded from a windows boot and burned to a CD to transfer (making the problem much more difficult to solve!)

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Old 05-30-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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what distribution do you use? seems like something is wrong with your installation..

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Old 05-30-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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I am using the 64 bit version that can be found on the website:

I am using the 64 bit 10.04 version.

Thanks for any help you can provide!


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