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Charles A. Roberts, Computer Enthusiast
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Satellite-50- last year and

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Hi, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Satellite-50-B last year and had no problems. When I reinstalled today, I couldn't access Wi-Fi. It said it was blocked by a hardware switch.
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: Er, not a lot!
JA: Have you installed any updates recently? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I completely reinstalled my Ubuntu OS.
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I did try partitioning the drive differently when the install disk was in, but thought better than to mess around.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 3 months ago.

Does the laptop have a Wireless switch on the outside of the laptop?

A physical toggle switch that turns the RF Radio ON and OFF (that is the wifi radio)

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Some laptops have them and some don't.....I haven't looked up the specs of yoru laptop yet.