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    From the Ubuntu Forums... it involved a different module, but maybe it'll work for you.

    Code:
    rmmod b43
    rfkill block all
    rfkill unblock all
    modprobe b43
    rfkill unblock all
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    I changed, in red, the module you might have to use.
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    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ rmmod b43
    ERROR: Removing 'b43': Operation not permitted
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ rfkill block all
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ rfkill unblock all
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ modprobe b43
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ rfkill unblock all
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ ifconfig wlan0 up
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
    I did all that. Still doesn't seem like it's working. If anyone has any other ideas or would like to see any more output, let me know.

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    Try running those 2 that failed with sudo privileges:
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    sudo rmmod b43
    then the rest of it...
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    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
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    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod b43
    [sudo] password for ben: 
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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    HHmmm...
    Maybe we have the wrong interface name. Execute
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    ifconfig -a
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    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0f:b0:c6:e6:43  
              inet addr:192.168.0.46  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fec6:e643/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:136858 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:85153 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:156716575 (156.7 MB)  TX bytes:8380840 (8.3 MB)
              Interrupt:22 Base address:0xa000 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:240 (240.0 B)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
    
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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    This is odd... It should be working for you
    Let's do this... (reed9's commands)
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    iwconfig
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
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    Is there an On/Off switch for the wireless? Is it turned on?

    Enter this command:
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     cat /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
    It should return with a 0 or 1

    0 = off
    1 = on

    What do you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Is there an On/Off switch for the wireless? Is it turned on?

    Enter this command:
    Code:
     cat /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
    It should return with a 0 or 1

    0 = off
    1 = on

    What do you get?
    This one returns a 2. I did think of that. There is a wireless button on the keyboard that in Windows used to light up when active. This never lights up although I dried toggling it.

    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ cat /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
    2

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    To Jay,

    Keep in mind, I just keep checking wicd to see if it says any wireless networks are found, but it still says none. Is there anything else I should do in wicd?

    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep firmware
    [   18.549098] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [   18.649507] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
    [   18.653961] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    [   18.659403] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    [   18.782155] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    ben@ben-laptop:~$
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=off   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    ben@ben-laptop:~$
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    [sudo] password for ben: 
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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