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Thread: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

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    Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

    Hi,

    Wifi connection stopped working on my laptop. The applet shows that Wifi is disabled and does not detect any Wifi connections even when I enable it.
    Followed instructions on "Before Posting" thread and ran the Pastebin script. The machine has Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter

    This is the pastebin URL after running the script

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/rNvcmYFm79/

    Please help with this.

    Thank You.

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

    Enable the wifi and run
    Code:
    ./wireless-info
    Post new URL for results

    And what model is this?

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

    The computer is a Lenovo Ideapad Z560
    And the url for the results of wireless-info

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/tHdH5CG7Jm/

    Thank you.

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

    Please try:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r ideapad_laptop
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    Does your wireless spring to life? If so, let's blacklist the module permanently:
    Code:
    sudo -i
    echo "blacklist ideapad_laptop"  >>  /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    exit
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D.

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

    Are there any switches on the front/left/right sides of the keyboard that may enable/disable wifi? This model appears to be old enough that it should not be affected by the ideapad_laptop module especially if it did work before in ubuntu

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    Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless - Wifi Connection stopped working

    Thank You Very Much. Very thoughtful of you and stupid of me .
    I finally figured that it was that tiny, invisible switch, that must have been turned off while handling.

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