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    Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    My toshiba NB200 laptop shows no wireless options in the menu on the top right hand side. Wireless is greyed out. Any suggestions om whats wrong or how i could fix it? It connects to the router via the ethernet cable.
    rfkill list advises that the card is hard blocked.

    Code:
    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    Code:
    lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 054c:01f8 Sony Corp. 
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b128 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Code:
       sudo lshw -class network
    *-network DISABLED      
           description: Wireless interface
           product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:24:d2:a9:ba:90
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=2.6.38-10-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
           resources: irq:17 memory:f0100000-f010ffff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:23:5a:f8:57:15
           size: 10Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
           resources: irq:44 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0510000-f0510fff memory:f0500000-f050ffff memory:f0520000-f053ffff
    Last edited by metrics; September 22nd, 2011 at 01:54 PM.

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Try the following

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    echo wl | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
    That should do the trick

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Quote Originally Posted by gotharious View Post
    Try the following

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    echo wl | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
    That should do the trick
    He is using an Atheros chipset with driver ath9k, not Broadcom, this will not work!

    @metrics:

    Please show additionally:

    Code:
    rfkill list
    cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
    iwconfig
    lsmod
    sudo iwlist scan
    dmesg | grep ath

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    He is using an Atheros chipset with driver ath9k, not Broadcom, this will not work!
    Thanks for the correction, mate

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Thank you gotharious for your help with this issue

    Code:
     rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
    Code:
    cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
    
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    Code:
    iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  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
    Code:
    lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12617  1 
    nls_cp437              12751  1 
    vfat                   17335  1 
    fat                    55505  1 vfat
    usb_storage            43946  1 
    uas                    17676  0 
    binfmt_misc            13213  1 
    parport_pc             32111  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   255882  1 
    snd_hda_intel          28209  2 
    joydev                 17322  0 
    snd_hda_codec          90901  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13274  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80042  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    i915                  451068  3 
    arc4                   12473  2 
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25269  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51291  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28659  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    ath9k                 105891  0 
    drm_kms_helper         40745  1 i915
    snd_seq_device         14110  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    mac80211              259567  1 ath9k
    uvcvideo               66851  0 
    drm                   184164  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    ath9k_common           13797  1 ath9k
    psmouse                59039  0 
    videodev               75143  1 uvcvideo
    i2c_algo_bit           13184  1 i915
    ath9k_hw              311106  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    snd                    55295  13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    lp                     13349  0 
    ath                    19147  2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    serio_raw              12990  0 
    video                  18951  1 i915
    sparse_keymap          13666  0 
    parport                36746  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    cfg80211              155552  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    snd_page_alloc         14073  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    r8169                  46630  0
    Code:
    
    
    sudo iwlist scan
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down


    Code:
     dmesg | grep ath
    [    1.138086] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
    [    1.138095] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
    [   10.113804] ath9k 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [   10.113834] ath9k 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [   10.165342] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x65
    [   10.165349] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
    [   10.165357] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
    [   10.165361] ath: Regpair used: 0x65
    [   10.551155] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
    [   10.555327] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    "Hard blocked" means there is some button/switch/key combination to press. Check your BIOS settings if wireless can be activated there. Maybe resetting the BIOS to default settings?!

    Edit: Try a:

    Code:
    sudo rfkill unblock all

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    "Hard blocked" means there is some button/switch/key combination to press. Check your BIOS settings if wireless can be activated there. Maybe resetting the BIOS to default settings?!

    Edit: Try a:

    Code:
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    Thank you praseodym,
    sudo rfkill unblock all -> tried that already and doesn't work for me
    Wireless Comm SW: ON -> Wireless was on in the BIOS all the time

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Please do a:

    Code:
    dmesg >> dmesg.txt
    and upload the file or copy it to some "pastebin"-service.

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    and upload the file or copy it to some "pastebin"-service.
    can you please explain what i have to do with the file dmesg.txt
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    Last edited by metrics; September 24th, 2011 at 02:33 PM.

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    Re: Atheros AR9285/Ubuntu 11.04/Toshiba NB200 (Wireless Hard Blocked?)

    Hi praseodym
    Thank you for your assistance so far.
    do you know if there is anything i can do to get the wireless working on my machine at all?

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