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

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

    Did you reset the BIOS?

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

    Hi praseodym,
    confirming that Wireless is ON in the bios.
    I have done a BIOS reset and the only thing that i have changed is the "SATA Controller Mode" to "Compatibility"

    Unfortunately I can't figure it out why it's still hard blocked.

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

    I have been trying to solve this issue for more than 1 week now and so far, I had no luck in getting the wireless card working. Still Hard blocked for some reason.
    I was wondering, is there a way to establish if the hardware is still working before i grow old trying to fix the drivers.

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

    Do you have Windows installed in a dual-boot configuration? I don't know if this is your case but some WiFi adapters, if disabled in Windows cannot be enabled in Ubuntu or Linux. They must first be enabled in Windows then the machine rebooted while the WiFi adapter is enabled. There is some sort of switch that only responds to commands in Windows. Good luck getting your network device working. If for some reason your internal Wifi device refuses to wake up, could you use a USB adapter? An internal device is preferred but the mini USB devices aren't too awkward.
    Last edited by kurt18947; October 2nd, 2011 at 09:38 AM.

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

    Hi kurt18947,
    No dual boot. Windows XP crashed and I couldn't reinstall it from USB so I formatted the disk to EXT4 and installed ubuntu only.

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

    I dont know if it works for Toshiba, but for Fujitsu NBs there is a kernel module for the hardware switch you can try (it makes no harm if it doesnt work)

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -v fsam7400 radio=1
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    rfkill list

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

    Unfortunately didn't work, i get the below msg, which i'm not sure what does it mean

    Code:
    Sudo moprobe -v fsam7400 radio=1
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf.save, it will be ignored in a future release.
    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic-pae/kernel/ubuntu/fsam7400/fsam7400.ko radio=1

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

    Please show:

    Code:
    grep ath /etc/modprobe.d/*

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

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    Please show:

    Code:
    grep ath /etc/modprobe.d/*
    Please see below

    Code:
    grep ath /etc/modprobe.d/*
    /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf:options ath9k nohwcrypt=1
    /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf.save:options ath9k nohwcrypt=1
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf:# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf:# blacklist ath_pci

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

    This file can be safely removed:

    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf.save
    sudo modprobe -v fsam7400 radio=1
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    Check:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    rfkill list
    sudo iwlist scan

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