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    Turning on wireless

    So when I was home I was able to access the web with no problem. I am in the Navy and have been out to sea for some time and when we pulled into port and I went to the rec center to get online it wouldn't show me any wireless access. I know the rec center has it and I see people online but it looks like the wireless card is off from me using it on board where it could not find a wirless hot spot. I tried hittting the wireless on and off button on my key board but it did nothing. I am running Ubuntu 10.04, any help would be appreciated.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
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    Check the output of
    Does it show a wireless interface? Usually named wlan0, in some cases eth1 (common with the broadcom wl driver) or ath0 (common with the old madwifi atheros drivers).

    If it shows a wireless interface, do
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    (Replace with the appropriate interface name.)

    Any errors or does that return wireless networks?

    Also post the output of
    lspci -vnn | grep -i net

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