I’m blogging from one of the lecture halls of the Ghana Telecom University College where my friend Machel schools. I’d been planning a visit since the beginning of this semester but never got round to actually making it here. Machel had pretty much convinced most of the guys here to install Ubuntu 7.04 on their boxes so I was surrounded by some really neat Feisty machines 🙂 So one of the guys had a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2000 notebook + an Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG wireless card but his wireless card wasn’t working even though the card had been detected and installed
The problem? The card radio was off. It turned out that a “kill switch” was needed to turn it on. The procedure to do that is ridiculously simple. Here:
sudo modprobe fsam7400 radio=1
This is not permanent though… you have to do this every time you reboot. To make it permanent, do this:
sudo echo fsam7400 >> /etc/modules
sudo echo options fsam7400 radio=1 >> /etc/modprobe.d/options
In other words, edit the /etc/modules file with your favorite editor and insert fsam7400 on a new line; edit the /etc/modprobe.d/options file and insert options fsam7400 radio=1 on a new line.