I have a sony viao Laptop installed with Ubuntu 12.04
rfkill list all 1: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: sony-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 4: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Wireless interface product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Qualcomm Atheros physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: a4:17:31:cc:25:3b width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.5.0-39-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:16 memory:c3000000-c307ffff memory:c0000000-c000ffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:0e:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 07 serial: 54:53:ed:33:a2:8b size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8168e-3_0.0.4 03/27/12 ip=192.168.1.6 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:41 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:c4404000-c4404fff memory:c4400000-c4403fff
iwconfig eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=16 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off
I have tried whatever I could find on forums but couldn't get wifi connected.
Here is the list of what i have tried.
Added "blacklist sony_laptop" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Also tried http://www.emmolution.org/?p=253
Also installed latest version (126.96.36.199)from here. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download/stable/#Recommended
It detects all the wifi's but wont connect. I can connect to my Binatone router using my android phone and mac air but not from Ubuntu. It was working fine till yesterday. But my laptop shut off after battery discharge and since then its not connecting. Please help me here. One is not supposed to waste a day trying connecting to wifi.
Thanks a lot.