By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. None, the status of the bug is updated manually. It appears that rfkill may indeed be the problem, but the situation is that rfkill works first time only if the laptop was rebooted from windows. June 14th, 3. So I pressed the physical wifi button on my laptop which I never use, because I’ve always perceived it as not working in Ubuntu , as an attempt to turn off the wifi card temporarily, until I was actually away from my wired connection at home. My question is how or why did it get soft blocked in the first palce? It might be best if you just pasted in the output from ‘rfkill list’ after it stops working again.

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Email me about changes to this bug report. In the end, I created the following script as a barely acceptable solution: Half the time it couldn’t even see any networks at all and, even when it can, it refuses to connect to anything – even unsecured networks – so I’ve gone back to using Network Manager.

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Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

Hope this helps, Shoka. The only problem is adaptdr would only connect straight after boot-up – if I waited several seconds before switching the wifi on then the connection would fail as before, which suggests that something may be running that is blocking it.

Can you provide the output of ‘rfkill list’ before and after pressing the button? Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

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I have tried several things that I found in forums with no success i. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

I tried using wicd again but found this even worse. If anybody knows how to aapter this permenant, that will be much appreciated. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

Can you give the output of ‘rfkill list’ when you get the situation with the USB adapter? April wireeless, 2. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. I had actually managed to remove, I think the HP driver, from the kernel, and that was a decent workaround.

March 2nd, 1. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Duplicates of this bug Bug July wrieless, 4. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. I will attach some log files just in case you need them, but I think that it may not be any wireless card problem but the laptop itself as ubuntu says that the ralink dongle is disabled by wireleds switch, which isn’t possible Thanks guys.


en/users/Drivers/ath5k – Linux Wireless

Hello Seth, I will try this a bit later on when I am at home and can connect it to the internet via wire: Atheros AR wireless card “wireless is disabled by hardware switch”.

I’ll add to this that this specific laptop was my own, and worked back in an old version of Ubuntu, possibly 7.

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To post a comment you must log in. When I woke up this morning, heard my laptop fan running because of a dialog box that needed attention, which in itself to me is a bug.

I’m not using wicd at the moment so I’ve uninstalled it.