No WiFi on Acer Aspire One, how to get it to detect it?

Greg Faith gregfaith at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 03:35:30 UTC 2012


On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 04:40:39PM +0000, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>>    Hi Chris,
>>    from looking at the wiki page[1] for the AAO, it seem *should* work out of
>>    the box. I'd suggest checking the section on WiFi issues on that page
>>    (I've seen mention that it [can] use a broadcom WiFi chip). A good place
>>    to seek help is on the laptop section of the ubuntuforum[2].
>
> Ok, thanks, I'll take a look at those pages.  It *did* work when it had
> xubuntu installed on it.  However it's quite possible I have the WiFi
> turned off and I can't find any documentation that tells me which way to
> push the switch to turn it back on again.
>
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Chris,

Try this command in a terminal and you will know if the wireless
switch is turned off.

rfkill list


Here is what mine returns.

test at test-Latitude-D620:~$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
test at test-Latitude-D620:~$

Switch turned off by me..

test at test-Latitude-D620:~$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
test at test-Latitude-D620:~$

If you go to the forum try "Networking & Wireless" I used to spend
lots of time there..
and the guys there are very helpful .. be careful you might become a
wireless Guru..

link     http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=336

nm_geo Greg



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