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Re: Banging my head accessing my wifi

Mathieu Malaterre wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Tim Tebbit <ttebbit@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>>> Here is part of dmesg:
>>> [ 32.017203] iwlagn 0000:0c:00.0: firmware: requesting
>>> [ iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode 32.056427] iwlagn 0000:0c:00.0: loaded firmware
>>> [ version 32.056564] iwlagn 0000:0c:00.0: Radio disabled by
>>> [ HW RF Kill switch
>> Does this mean the radio switch is in the "off" position? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> I do not understand what you mean. How do I turn this thing on ?
> Thx

use iwconfig to see what status your card is in

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

irda0     no wireless extensions.

 Tx-Power=off means power is disabled (kill switch is off)

you can activate this by the Fn+F<x> combination or hardware switch and with
iwconfig wlan0 txpower 15


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