Laptop: hp 6735b with broadcom43xx (not sure which) wireless card
The laptop came with Vista and the wireless toggle button works when running Vista. Enter Ubuntu. Proprietary drivers detected and installed, but external physical button remains in 'disabled' state (indicated by an orange glow, blue glow when enabled) no matter how many times I press it.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop using Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-card (This is what Windows Vista says I have). I have installed Ubuntu as dual boot with existing Windows Vista. Wireless is not working in Ubuntu but working flawlessly in Windows. Here is the output using CODE: lspci. Please take a look at this output and let me know what I should do next. I am a newbie with Linux.
To begin I have a Dell Inspiron 1520. I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. My wireless card is built into the computer. The card is an Intel Pro wireless 3945 ABG. Currently wireless is work on Win 7 but not Ubuntu. The other day when I started Ubuntu wifi was working great but now when I right click on the networks icon the "enable wireless" option is listed in dark grey.
I have recently just downloaded ubuntu 11.10 and before i installed, wireless worked perfectly in windows. Now that i have downloaded and installed ubuntu, i know longer have windows. I do not have a wired connection at my house, only a mifi, so my computer is useless now without internet. I really like the functionality of ubuntu, but need internet.
I am on Lucid 64 bit on a Dell M6400. I use both wired and wireless networks at home, with wired being my preferred method when in my home office. When I am connected via the wire, I turn off the wireless NIC via the switch on the laptop.