I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Dell Inspiron mini 1018. I disabled the wireless network and it does not enable again. It reports that
wireless is disabled by hardware switch. Pressing the hardware switch and any combinations on the keyboard has no response. Neither does
sudo rfkill unblock all have any effect.
Rfkill list gives the following results:
0: hci0 bluetooth ........... 1: dell-wifi:wireless lan soft blocked yes hard blocked yes 2: dell bluetooth ........... 3: phy0; wireless lan soft blockes no hard blocked ye
sudo iwconfig wlan0 gives:
ieee 802.11bgn essid off/any mode:managed access point:not associated tx-power=off retry long limit:7 rts thr=2347 b fragment thr:off power management:on
sudo lshw -c network returns:
*network DISABLED ...................