It was a ralink RT device ID – f: The laptop does have a wireless button, but this has no effect on weather the wireless works or not the colours are normally orange with wifi off or blue for wifi on if this helps anyone. Hello Seth, I will try this a bit later on when I am at home and can connect it to the internet via wire: There was no time to check on this bug due to my work and secondly, after I upgraded to the lastest kernel, the whole system is messed up and I haven’t gotten around to fix it. Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

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Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

I tried it for a while but found there was no difference could see all networks but only connect to unsecured ones. It sees the access point, authenticates but cannot get an IP address. Im trying to update to ubuntu Even though I had my ethernet cable plugged into the laptop, it was still trying to reconnect to a wifi network in llnux house, and there is no telling how long this dialog box had been up, causing my cpu to run hotter.


Im personally suprised this bug in atheros is still around – how long has it been known???

I had previously gotten wifi working in ubuntu Join Date Dec Beans 1. I will attach some log files just in case you need them, but I think that it may not be any wireless card problem but the laptop itself as ubuntu says that the ralink dongle is disabled by hardware switch, which isn’t possible.

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The time now is I’m using Wicd with ath5k on Squeeze and everything works. Atheros AR wlan not connecting due to rfkill.

Comment 11 John W. Unanswered topics Active topics New posts. On the top network icon right clicked and then Enabled the wireless.

The time now is What does ‘rfkill list’ show after only killing hald-addon-rfkill-killswitch? Did you disable NetworkManager from running on start?

Can you provide the output of ‘rfkill list’ ar50001 and after pressing the button?

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All times are GMT Now hard block was off and soft block on. BB code is On.


If you’d like to contribute wr5001, let us know. I can connect fine to an unsecured network but can’t connect to a secured network.

After it stops working again after the unblock suggested by M Garrettrfkill list shows something like this:. Does anybody have any suggestions please?

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And haven’t been able to get it to search for networks again. I installed Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio laptop about 18 months ago because the pre-installed Vista is awful and am generally loving my linux experience.

August 16th, 2. Comment 5 drstingl I will have to connect to ethernet to get ceni. August 18th, 4. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Comment 1 drstingl Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.