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  1. #31
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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    chakkday: I created an account on the forum just to ask the question! XD

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    Unhappy Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    Could you please help me out of the same problem with my Compaq laptop?
    It seems to me the problem started after I update my ubuntu 9.0 to ubuntu 10.4.

    I tried all the methods above, sometime worked, but most of the time did not! Appreciate if you can show me the permanent change. Thanks a lot!

    Yifang

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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    Quote Originally Posted by yifangt View Post
    Could you please help me out of the same problem with my Compaq laptop?
    It seems to me the problem started after I update my ubuntu 9.0 to ubuntu 10.4.

    I tried all the methods above, sometime worked, but most of the time did not! Appreciate if you can show me the permanent change. Thanks a lot!

    Yifang
    Since most of the thread above concerns the module dell-laptop and you have a Compaq, would you please start a new thread and post:
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    PM me the link, please.
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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    I have an HP g60 running a vanilla Maverick installation, and the wifi has cease working. I've tried booting while pressing the switch and various other combinations of switch presses, but nothing is seeming to work.

    Code:
    $ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    
    
    $ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: yes
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no
    cliff@Moonshot:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: yes
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no
    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    Since most of the thread above concerns the module dell-laptop and you have an HP, would you please start a new thread? Please send me a private message with the link.
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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    Hi and thanks for the useful posts above!

    My Dell Studio 10 with Ubuntu 10.10 has a similar problem, Enable Wireless is greyed out. rfkill also says my Wireless LAN is hard blocked.

    Running rmmod -f dell-laptop makes the Wireless not greyed out, so that works. But i still cannot see any wireless networks in network manager. Running iwlist scan just says eth1 doesn't support scanning. Iwconfig says:

    eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Link Quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

    Any help?

    Thanks

    Ben

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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    hi there
    i have the same problem as lisa and the rfkill list tells me the same i.e.:

    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard block: yes

    now my computer is a TOSHIBA EQUIUM.

    what do you mean there's a switch somewhere? never so any switch on my computer for the wireless?

    Can anybody help?
    thanks
    vio

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    Re: Enable Wireless - unchecked and greyed out

    Quote Originally Posted by violettoulli View Post
    hi there
    i have the same problem as lisa and the rfkill list tells me the same i.e.:

    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard block: yes

    now my computer is a TOSHIBA EQUIUM.

    what do you mean there's a switch somewhere? never so any switch on my computer for the wireless?

    Can anybody help?
    thanks
    vio
    Could you please give us the exact model number?
    Chili's Folly: Intel NUC, i3-4010U, 120 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, external 500 GB HDD, Ubuntu Saucy; small, silent and fast.

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