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My netbook cannot access the wifi network, and I cannot enable it. This is the second time this has happenned. The first time, it came back after a lot of restarts and BIOS factory resets.

Ubuntu sometimes simply won't connect to any wifi networks, and other times it will say that the wireless is blocked by a hardware switch.

I have tried pressing F2 and doing a BIOS reset, with no luck.

sudo rfkill list all gives :

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
      Soft blocked: no
      Hard blocked: yes
1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
      Soft blocked: yes
      Hard blocked: yes
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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Ringtail, Tachyons, hhlp, Mik Nov 21 '12 at 13:28

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I do not have windows installed, so I can't try to login with it. – Manu Jul 7 '12 at 5:40
Possible Duplicate:… – Mitch Jul 7 '12 at 5:55
What happens when running sudo rfkill unblock all? – gertvdijk Nov 16 '12 at 23:03

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I got it to work by logging into an older version of Ubuntu.

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