After trying to connect to a wired network, then unplugging the wired network and putting it to sleep, upon wakeup the wireless stopped working. Even the network manager has the wireless option greyed out, and when I go into the network settings, it won't allow me to turn it on. Toggling the wireless F2 switch does nothing. Doing an does nothing and sometimes won't give me a new command line. I've tried rebooting several times, and rebooting with earlier updates of Ubuntu.
I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Inspiron mini 1018
Network controller: Realtek semiconductor, RTL8188CE
RFKill list shows:
- dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: Yes Hard blocked: Yes
- phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: Yes
A lshw shows: ethernet working fine, but wireless interface as DISABLED.
a search for the drivers shows everything installed and detected.
I can't figure out what to do in this. Any help is hugely appreciated.