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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 ...
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    Just Joined! DGrier's Avatar
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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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    Check the output of
    Code:
    iwconfig
    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
    Code:
    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
    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep -i net
    lsmod

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