Quote Originally Posted by DocJWD View Post
I have also lost wifi since upgrading to 9.10. Computer is a Dell Inspiron 8200 with a mini-PCI Broadcom 4303 (using b43legacy driver). Otherwise results are the same as original poster's.

From the info in /var/log/messages, card is being turned off due to RF kill button (except the laptop has no RF kill button). Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the proprietary driver, but that didn't do anything. Is there any way to completely bypass the rfkill system so that the driver won't be expecting some non-existent button push?
same issue here, this time with a linksys pci wireless-b card. it has a bcm4303, mod=b43legacy.

Code:
$ rfkill list
1: phy1: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
last i checked, deskops didn't have wifi kill buttons.
any ideas?