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wireless hardware disabled

asked 2013-02-04 08:42:01 -0500

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updated 2013-02-04 10:59:28 -0500

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My fedora 18 is showing my wireless hardware is disabled. How to resolve this problem? My lspci returns:

07:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT5390 [802.11 b/g/n 1T1R G-band PCI Express Single Chip]

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)

09:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

I'm running a dual os (windows 7 and fedora 18) on my HP pavlion g4-2049tx laptop.

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If you're sure your wifi is not disabled by a hardware switch as @kynde mentioned you should file a bug report. E.g. kernel ~3.4 had broken intel wifi driver.

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answered 2013-03-28 20:55:47 -0500

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you may need to install rfkill and enable all hardware there. I had a friend that wanted me to drop OpenSUSE on his laptop since Windows got crudded up. The only flaw in the install was needing to run rfkill on startup.

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