Lost netbook strength on Toshiba Equium.

My Toshiba Equium has lost it’s ability to track and log on to a WiFi signal. I had no problems until last week. I know it’s the laptop as my other two have no problems.

It can barely register a signal even if I am right next to a router (any router).

Any ideas?

Toshiba Equium 2gb, Ubuntu 10.10

Is this the one you bought that new wireless card for ?

Can you send the output from:

sudo lshw -C network



No Mark. The wireless antenna is recognised though when I plug it in but it only shows one bar of strength (and still won’t connect). Without the antenna (usb) it shows nothing. Bear with me as I can’t cut and paste (and send) the info as I have no internet access on the Toshiba. :wink: I’ll have to cut and paste into a usb and send Via this Sony Vaio.

First off

description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1e:33:3a:83:76
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:44 ioport:4000(size=256) memory:90010000-90010fff memory:90000000-9000ffff
description: Wireless interface
product: AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:1b:9e:e4:df:33
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=2.6.35-28-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
resources: irq:17 memory:94300000-9430ffff

Then this…

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off

Good luck!

Dear all. :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Sometimes you just have to come clean…I inadvertently knocked the WiFi switch off at some point. Sometimes the most obvious…

Yep, that will give you wireless problems for sure :wink: