I am working on a Dell precision M4700 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and KDE desktop.
After a "suggested" system updating, my wireless connection has stopped working. KNetWorkManager sees the wireless and tries to connect to it but, after a while, a small windows pops up and asks for a password. If I introduce the wireless one I have, it tries again but nothing happens. That window appears again and again asking for a password. Such window has a key as a symbol on the top left corner, the same key appears over the KNetWorkManager symbol which is on the bottom panel. The window has the title Secretas de [wireless name] - Service for KDE- (I am using Spanish locale). I am sure the password is correct and the router is working fine, indeed, I am using another laptop to publish this thread using the same wireless connection.
I also post some useful information:
kernel: 3.2.0-37-generic desktop KDE ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
lo: no wireless extension eth1: IEEE 802.11abg ESSID off/any Mode: managed access point: not-associated Retry long limit:7 RTS thr off Fragment thr off power management: off eth0: no wireless extension
I update some information after your suggestions
after ip a :
1: lo: mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN qlen 1000 link/ether d4:be:d9:82:0a:99 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: eth1: mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DORMANT qlen 1000 link/ether a4:17:31:4b:52:6e brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet6 fe80::a617:31ff:fe4b:526e/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
sudo ip link set eth1 up : it's not able to connect either (yes I am using eth1).
Information of the wireless card after lspci -nn | grep 0280 is:
03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev01)
Hi, I tried the following:
hardware switch on
rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Then, hardware switch off
rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Finally I set the switch on again.
The wireless is still not working. It sees the home LAN and tries to connect again and again but it does not.