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Old 11-25-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
jrw45
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Mint 11 wireless was ok, now no connection, wireless labels all grayed out (SOLVED)


A few months ago a 'friend' install linuxMint 11 on my computer. Everything worked great. Weeks later I could not connect, all the wireless lables were grayed out. My friend is very good with computers/linux but this one had him stumped. He re-installed linux (katya) and I'm back in buisness. However, again a few weeks later, no connection, wireless labels all grayed out. I hate to keep brothering my friend and hoped to cure this myself. Originally had winXp, 32bit installed.

Anyone willing to point me in the right direction? Remember, I am a true Newbie. The only thing I now about versions is the '11'. I'm not even sure what my wireless card is, or even how to find out. So how about a gentle clue, maybe I can do this myself.


I was reminded to check the wireless button. Daaa, I feel kind of stupid, that was the problem...

Last edited by jrw45; 11-26-2011 at 09:21 PM. Reason: problem solved
 
Old 11-25-2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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try to establish connection with command line,
Quote:
iwconfig
to find out your adapter name
an than
Quote:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
to power up adapter.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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yooy, I used your commands and this is the results. However I'm not to sure what to do next...

entering 'iwconfig' terminal response is...

****************************
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
****************************

entering 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up' terminal response is...
****************************
Operation not possible due to RF-KILL
****************************

Ummm, did I say that I was a Newbie?

Last edited by jrw45; 11-25-2011 at 10:39 PM.
 
  


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