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phemice123
October 12th, 2010, 07:08 AM
I've been trying a lot of the fixes but none of them seem to work so far.
I did find that my wireless card seems to be "hard blocked" when I run the rfkill list command.
I assume this is a hardware block, and it varies greatly with different models, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have an HP G60-458dx running ubuntu 10.10 64bit.

dineshs
October 12th, 2010, 07:16 AM
You mean your wireless switch in the laptop is ON still it says hardblocked?
please see this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9952957&postcount=6)

phemice123
October 12th, 2010, 07:40 AM
The only switch I see is a wireless on/off button near the power button. I've been mashing on that all day and it doesn't seem to do anything.

dineshs
October 12th, 2010, 08:34 AM
I have also heard of a bug where, if the wireless is switched off in windows (through the function key) then it does not resume in Ubuntu. The fix was to go back to windows and switch the wireless on, not sure if this is the case here.
Did you try what Peter09 suggested in the thread I referred ?

stimpysoft
October 13th, 2010, 06:30 PM
I also had some trouble getting my HP G60's wireless button to work.
My solution :
use rfkill to unblock wlan, while holding down the wireless on/off button:
$ rfkill unblock wlan

my router was detected and I was able to enter my password and connect
(I continued holding the wireless button while connecting)
Once I made the connection and released the button, I was able to disconnect and reconnect normally.
My only problem now is that I have to use rfkill to unblock wlan after every reboot.

Hope this helps.

phemice123
October 15th, 2010, 03:08 AM
@dineshs Yes, but unfortunately it did not seem to work.

phemice123
October 15th, 2010, 03:09 AM
I also had some trouble getting my HP G60's wireless button to work.
My solution :
use rfkill to unblock wlan, while holding down the wireless on/off button:
$ rfkill unblock wlan

my router was detected and I was able to enter my password and connect
(I continued holding the wireless button while connecting)
Once I made the connection and released the button, I was able to disconnect and reconnect normally.
My only problem now is that I have to use rfkill to unblock wlan after every reboot.

Hope this helps.
This seems to have worked. I wish there was a more permanent solution though.

phemice123
October 15th, 2010, 03:11 AM
I think it might possibly be a hardware issue. I've since tested it on windows 7, where it works fine, but it actually disables itself every time I put the computer to sleep.