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Help Requested, wifi not working
« on: August 09, 2021, 04:43:33 PM »
 

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Wifi quit working. Have tried for hours to get it back. Not able to change setting "Enable Wi-Fi" when trying to check the box it does not check.

Not sure if my laptop has a physical wifi switch or not. Have tried to get some information about the switch without success.
I deleted all the saved wifi network connections in hopes that after rebooting the laptop i would have the oppertunity to reconnect, however No wifi network shows as available.

All my other devices work ok on wifi.


lenovo laptop 3000 n 100
Version:  Linux 5.4.0-80Distribution:  Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Your help will be greatly appreciated!
« Last Edit: August 18, 2021, 07:30:17 PM by BlueFox »
 

Re: Help Requested, wifi not working
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 03:40:49 AM »
 

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Re: Help Requested, wifi not working
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2021, 12:09:50 PM »
 

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Network:
  Device-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network driver: iwl3945
  IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac:
  Device-2: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
  driver: 8139too
  IF: enp5s1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac:
 

Re: Help Requested, wifi not working
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 11:22:11 PM »
 

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sudo modprobe iwl3945

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Re: Help Requested, wifi not working
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2021, 06:31:00 PM »
 

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I ran the command but did not notice any changes.

 After running sudo modprobe iwl3945 should there be any indication in the terminal that something has taken place?
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2021, 07:05:35 PM »
 

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I'm willing to try something else to see if we can get the wifi working again.
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2021, 07:13:51 PM »
 

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Jerry, so sorry to bother you. The laptop had a wifi switch right in front of me.
 Good thing it wasn't a rattle snake, it would have bit me.

Jerry,Thank you very much for helping me!
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2021, 08:42:30 PM »
 

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The rfkill command would show you that WiFi utilizes a hardware switch.

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