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    linux-0l9y:~ # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

    hmm ??

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    Default Re: Vostro 1520 Wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by emaadghorbani View Post
    linux-0l9y:~ # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

    hmm ??
    And you don't even have a wired connection, which is very unusual!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    And you don't even have a wired connection, which is very unusual!?
    What can i do now?

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    Default Re: Vostro 1520 Wireless

    I'm not sure if rfkill is on the install DVD
    Did you use a dvd to install or a cd?

    Do you have another machine to use to download packages if required?
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    Default Re: Vostro 1520 Wireless

    On 05/27/2012 01:26 PM, emaadghorbani wrote:
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    > caf4926;2465567 Wrote:
    >> And you don't even have a wired connection, which is very unusual!? What can i do now?


    You likely have a wireless switch problem. Does the vostro have a real switch,
    or a funky Fn pseudo-switch? If the former, make sure it is in the "ON"
    position. The second option should be handled by a module named dell-wmi;
    however, it is possible that it does not work with your specific model.

    You need to see what the output of dmesg has to say about b43.

    The other thing to do is download the following if your system is 64 bit:

    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.1/repo/oss/suse/x86_64/rfkill-0.4-10.1.3.x86_64.rpm
    If your system is 32-bit, then download

    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.1/repo/oss/suse/i586/rfkill-0.4-10.1.3.i586.rpm
    Copy the file to the Linux system, then run the following:

    Code:
    sudo rpm -i rfkill-0.4-10.1.3.XXX.rpm
    sudo /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    Post the output of the second command.

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    Default Re: Vostro 1520 Wireless

    Yeah
    I've been working on a Asus x54c and it uses a Fn toggle for the wireless and I had to fiddle a little, partly because the wireless light doesn't work (in Linux or Windows).
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    My vostro have a REAL SWITCH , when i run your codes my switch was ON :
    linux-0l9y:~/New Folder # sudo rpm -i rfkill-0.4-10.1.3.x86_64.rpm
    linux-0l9y:~/New Folder # sudo /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    3: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

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    Default Re: Vostro 1520 Wireless

    Open a terminal and get the result of

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
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    The Output :
    linux-0l9y:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    0e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

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    Default Re: Vostro 1520 Wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by emaadghorbani View Post
    The Output :
    Both your network devices seem to have the drivers and both should work. Wired and wireless.

    Are you using kde or gnome
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