[Rustington] How do I re-enable the network on Ubuntu

JACK COGMAN jack.cogman at btinternet.com
Fri Oct 7 13:43:30 UTC 2011

Thanks for your help, Stuart. A right hand click on the wireless icon was all that was needed.  It's easy when you know how, but why do they make the 'enable network' switch so difficult to find?

Thanks again,


From: Stuart McFadyen <stuart.624mcfadyen at btinternet.com>
To: JACK COGMAN <jack.cogman at btinternet.com>
Sent: Thursday, 6 October 2011, 16:59
Subject: Re: [Rustington] How do I re-enable the network on Ubuntu

Hi Jack,
I assume that you are talking about a wireless 
network connection ?
I know it sounds silly, but have you checked 
that wireless has not been accidentally turned off at the PC, this can 
sometimes happen.
If wireless is enabled at the PC ... when you 
RIGHT HAND mouse CLICK on the wireless icon on the top status bar, do you 
see "Enable Networking" and "Enable Wireless" ticked ? If not tick both 
Then with a normal mouse click on the same icon do 
you see your Wireless Router listed ?
If not then maybe the Router needs switching on or 
off, but your Router is listed then double-click it and enter your WEP/WPA 
security as required.
You should then connect.
I hope that this is helpful, cheers,
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>To: RustingtonLUG 
>Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 4:24  PM
>Subject: [Rustington] How do I re-enable  the network on Ubuntu
>I am using Ubuntu 10.4 and, for a reason I have not been able to work  out, the network has become disabled. I have tried all the options associated  with networks, but have not been able to find a means of re-enabling it.
>Can anyone help?
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