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    wireless trouble


    Hello can you wonderful people at linux help me again. also i want to thank the community of linuxforum for being SO SO helpful in the past. i am newish to linux so still dont understand the jargon.

    so i loaned my laptop to my friend it was working fine when it cam back my wireless was not working anymore, it wont come on or even search for networks or anything , when i press the wifi button it it unresponsive , my friend claims he done nothing to it! (i dont believe him) i think maybe he deleted my driver but i cant find any for it

    here is all the info i know!
    laptop - hp compaqu presario,
    wireless card - anatel 0154-07-2634
    operating system - linux zorin 05

    thanks inadavnce i know you will be as awesome as usual

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    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "iwconfig"
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off

    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "infoconfig <wlan0> up"
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ <wlan0>
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$

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    Based on the information, you still seem to be able to see your wlan0

    Quote Originally Posted by mayor89 View Post
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "iwconfig"
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off

    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ "infoconfig <wlan0> up"
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ <wlan0>
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$
    Since you can see wlan0 and it is "up", all that remains is to use your network management program to define the access point that you want to use.

    I am not familiar with your wireless card or the distribution that you are using. Personally, I like to use wicd as my network manager for wireless connections because I can get it to do what I want it to do. I get frustrated with the GNOME wireless network manager, because it seems to frequently behave similar to the description of what you've given here.

    Should your wireless firmware actually be missing or in conflict with something else (such as multiple drivers both attempting to communicate with the network card, that would also exhibit these kind of symptoms, so that's something to diagnose, but not necessarily the cause of your problem, just a factor to eliminate in your problem solving diagnosis.

    Wireless Tools for Linux has some useful information. So does https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless_Setup and WiFi - Debian Wiki

    These may either help directly, or at least point you to some other ideas and some diagnosis techniques. I've used them in the past when I've run into issues. Hope they help you too.

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    Another tool to look at is "rfkill"

    Code:
    NAME
           rfkill - tool for enabling and disabling wireless devices
    
    SYNOPSIS
           rfkill [options] command
    
    OPTIONS
           --version
                  Show the version of rfkill.
    
    COMMANDS
           help   Show rfkill's built-in help text.
    
           event  Listen for rfkill events and display them on stdout.
    
           list [type]
                  List the current state of all available rfkill-using devices, or
                  just all of the given type.
    
           block index|type
                  Disable the device corresponding to the given  index.   type  is
                  one  of  "all",  "wifi", "wlan", "bluetooth", "uwb", "ultrawide‐
                  band", "wimax", "wwan", "gps" or "fm".
    
           unblock index|type
                  Enable the device corresponding  to  the  given  index.  If  the
                  device  is  hard-blocked,  e.g.  via  a hardware switch, it will
                  remain unavailable though it is now soft-unblocked.
    
    AUTHORS
           rfkill was  originally  written  by  Johannes  Berg  <johannes@sipsolu‐
           tions.net> and Marcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.org>.
    
           This  manual  page  was  written  by  Darren  Salt <linux@youmustbejok‐
           ing.demon.co.uk>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
    
                                     July 10, 2009                       RFKILL(8)

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    still no joy but thankyou for helping me if you have any other ideas id be so greatfull. i even uninstalled zorin and re installed it still no wifi.. here is the results of my terminal after doing what you suggested

    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill
    Usage: rfkill [options] command
    Options:
    --version show version (0.4-1 (Ubuntu))
    Commands:
    help
    event
    list [IDENTIFIER]
    block IDENTIFIER
    unblock IDENTIFIER
    where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
    <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill
    Usage: rfkill [options] command
    Options:
    --version show version (0.4-1 (Ubuntu))
    Commands:
    help
    event
    list [IDENTIFIER]
    block IDENTIFIER
    unblock IDENTIFIER
    where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
    <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ --version
    --version: command not found
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill
    Usage: rfkill [options] command
    Options:
    --version show version (0.4-1 (Ubuntu))
    Commands:
    help
    event
    list [IDENTIFIER]
    block IDENTIFIER
    unblock IDENTIFIER
    where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
    <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    [sudo] password for liam:
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
    liam@liam-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$

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