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Enable Wireless in Ubuntu 9.04

May 4, 2009

I have a HP 510 laptop with ubuntu 9.04 on it. Everything worked fine until one day when it just lost its wireless connection. When I looked at network manager it say that the device not manage.

After searching the net for a long time without finding a solution I found a website that finely had a solution.

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and Linux so I do not know what it did but it seemed to resolved the problem. The article as written in 2006 for Dapper Drake but is seems to also work on 9.04.

To update the source list run the following command

sudo apt-get

sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager

sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

Comment out everything other than “lo” entries in that file and save the file

Create a file called /etc/default/wpasupplicant, add entry ENABLED=0 and save the file

sudo touch /etc/default/wpasupplicant

Reboot your system or use the following command

sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart

Hope it helps.

Source : http://www.debianadmin.com/enable-wpa-wireless-access-point-in-ubuntu-linux.html

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