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Old 11-25-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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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,
to find out your adapter name
an than
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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