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    No networking with Intel 6300

    Hello,

    I have a brand new HP Elitebook 8440w and have installed today's Ubuntu 11. I can't get wireless to come up.

    The page at
    http://www.linlap.com/wiki/hp+elitebook+8440w
    suggested getting a .tgz file and putting the .ucode in /lib/firmware so I guzipped it and copied that file to the directory (replacing a file there that was almost the same size). Was that right? In any event, it didn't make any difference that I can see.

    Here are some diagnostics, in case they mean more to someone else than they do to me (which is a sure thing).

    ifconfig shows eth0 and lo but no wlan0.

    dmesg | grep iwl
    [ 11.289750] iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
    [ 11.289752] iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
    [ 11.289801] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    [ 11.289809] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 11.289844] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, REV=0x74
    [ 11.306017] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x436, CALIB=0x6
    [ 11.306019] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: Device SKU: 0Xb
    [ 11.306021] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: Valid Tx ant: 0X7, Valid Rx ant: 0X7
    [ 11.306107] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
    [ 11.306186] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: irq 43 for MSI/MSI-X
    [ 11.341049] iwlagn 0000:44:00.0: loaded firmware version 9.193.4.1 build 19710
    [ 11.348177] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-agn-rs'

    rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes

    If anyone could shed some light then I would be very grateful.

    Jim

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    Re: No networking with Intel 6300

    rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes
    That suggests that the wireless switch on your computer is off. When you manipulate the switch, does the light or LED change? Please post:
    Code:
    lsmod | grep wmi
    Was that right? In any event, it didn't make any difference that I can see.
    Probably didn't make a difference. The firmware is installed by default. The specific firmware version is unlikely to make the switch move!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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