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night_fox
September 2nd, 2010, 10:44 AM
Hello!!!!!!

Overnight, my wifi stopped working. In the GNOME network manager applet, the "Enable wireless" option is greyed out, and it tells me that wireless is disabled. When I tried doing sudo ifconfig wlan0 up, I get:


SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

My wireless card is a Broadcom 4311, on a dell laptop.

I found some stuff in a somewhat related post which told me to do:



#rfkill list

0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
2: phy1: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes


I've tried doing "rfkill unblock all" with the b43 kernel module loaded and unloaded and nothing happens. What is the problem? If someone could help me out, it would be much appreciated!

Tracy177
September 2nd, 2010, 10:46 AM
Hello!!!!!!

Overnight, my wifi stopped working. In the GNOME network manager applet, the "Enable wireless" option is greyed out, and it tells me that wireless is disabled. When I tried doing sudo ifconfig wlan0 up, I get:


SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132My wireless card is a Broadcom 4311, on a dell laptop.

I found some stuff in a somewhat related post which told me to do:



#rfkill list

0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
2: phy1: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
I've tried doing "rfkill unblock all" with the b43 kernel module loaded and unloaded and nothing happens. What is the problem? If someone could help me out, it would be much appreciated!


can u paste your dmesg ? or just check up on the bottom if there is anything missing for your card

night_fox
September 2nd, 2010, 10:48 AM
Ah. thats embarrassing. While playing GTA San andreas I accidentally pressed the wifi on/off key. Sorry!

Tracy177
September 2nd, 2010, 10:50 AM
Ah. thats embarrassing. While playing GTA San andreas I accidentally pressed the wifi on/off key. Sorry!


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