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
rfkill unblock all 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
Realtek semiconductor, RTL8188CE
rfKill list shows:
1. dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: Yes Hard blocked: Yes 3. phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: Yes
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.