My laptop's way to turn the wireless on (something that has to be done everytime it is switched on, annoyingly.) is to press 2 key's together.
I've tried doing this, but nothing.
on 12/05/2009 – Made popular on 12/05/2009
Hi, I'm using fedora 11 and find that sometimes the wireless just turn off by itself. The wifi LED goes OFF and Network Device Control->wlan0 becomes inactive. It usually happens when I open for a long time ( 24 hr ?) I try turning off the wireless and turning on. But only rebooting solves the problem...
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