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Old 09-26-2010, 01:45 AM   #1
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I have ubuntu 9.10. Wireless network working fine with Windows Vista. But when I boot with linux ubuntu 9.10 there messsege under wireless icon "Wireless disconnected". I couldn't setup connection . Can someone help me. Thank you.

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Old 09-26-2010, 05:17 AM   #2
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Check whether any physical wireless switch - if you have - is turned on.
Old 09-26-2010, 06:47 AM   #3
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Similar to the above poster: also perhaps check your BIOS to see if there's a setting for the wireless device, like ON, OFF, or MANUAL or AUTO. Change it to ON or AUTO. If that doesn't help, proceed:

It will also usually help to tell us as much as you know about the wireless device you're using. It will help us, if necessary, to make sure you have the right driver for your device, and/or point you somewhere to get the right driver, although Ubuntu does often have the right driver on-hand. Make and model of the device are a start, but see below:

Is the wireless device USB? Or built in inside the machine? Laptop or desktop?
Please show us the output of one of the following:

For USB wireless device:
sudo lsusb
For built-in PCI wireless device (we don't need the ENTIRE output -- only the paragraph describing the wireless device if possible. But if you can't tell which it is, post the whole thing):
sudo lspci -vnn
Note: the `sudo` may be optional - you may not need it.

EDIT: Oh, and P.S. - Please do not post big bright red humungous ridiculous posts again - that's rather rude, and hard on the eyes too. Kindly edit your post and make it a nice normal font & color, or it will be edited for you shortly. Thank you!

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Welcome to LQ!

Other members have provided some useful information.

I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem.

Netiquette link which defines a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums that you should read. That way you will not have poor presentations or interaction(s).

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
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Check under System->Administration->Hardware Drivers. You may have to manually enable the wireless device.


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