So, the anamnesis:
Machine: Lenovo IdeaPad z570
WiFi-adapter: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
$ uname -a $ Linux username-Ideapad-Z570 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:33:09 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.2.0-32-generic firmware=188.8.131.52 build 35138
Everything worked just fine until once I made a big though an unobvious mistake: I turned off my laptop's wifi-adapter via hardware switch during an active networking session. The connection went down of course, but it never come up after I turned it back on.
Network Manager applet shows an empty wireless icon, as if the adapter was turned off. No hotspots are being found.
iwlist scan returns "Failed to read scan data : Network is down" for wlan0.
dmesg | grep iwl returns
[ 15.727561] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 [ 15.727616] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64 [ 15.727670] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: pci_resource_len = 0x00002000 [ 15.727673] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: pci_resource_base = ffffc90000c7c000 [ 15.727675] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: HW Revision ID = 0x0 [ 15.728145] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X [ 15.728289] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000 BGN, REV=0x6C [ 15.728452] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S [ 15.749284] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x15d, CALIB=0x6 [ 15.749289] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Device SKU: 0X50 [ 15.749292] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Valid Tx ant: 0X1, Valid Rx ant: 0X3 [ 15.749375] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 0 802.11a channels [ 15.921795] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 184.108.40.206 build 35138 [ 15.924852] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-agn-rs' [ 18.198740] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S [ 18.262374] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
iwconfig returns (for wlan0):
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=14 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off
rfkill - it shows, that no devices are blocked:
0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
sudo lshw -class network returns (part of it was in Russian and translation is provided, possibly not a very precise one):
*-network DISABLED description: wireless interface product: Centrino Wireless-N 1000 vendor: Intel Corporation physical ID: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 00 serial №: 74:e5:0b:ce:7c:20 capacity: 64 bits frequency: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.2.0-32-generic firmware=220.127.116.11 build 35138 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg resources: IRQ:44 memory:f1500000-f1501fff
What I already tried and what didn't work:
rfkill block all/
rfkill unblock all(which is obvious, since, as I mentioned above, there are no devices blocked)
I'm really, really looking forward for your help.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention: Under Win7 adapter works just fine.
UPDATE 2: Well, there's a definite progress: I managed to engage wlan0 via
sudo ip link set wlan0 up. Besides, I found out, that
iwlist scan has to be run by a superuser to produce meaningful result. I did so and ~finally!~ got a list of my APs! So now I'll try to connect manually by setting AP address, ESSID and WPA-key in
iwconfig and report the result here back later.
But anyway: any idea what can be the problem? Something with NetworkManager perhaps? Because I had an issue with it recently after updating, which was resolved by downgrading my NetworkManager... Could this be, that I accidentally installed the latest version again?