I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ASUS X550V laptop. This is my rfkill list:
0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 3: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Before you start going: Hey, just turn on your hardware switch, dummy... my hardware switch is Fn + F2 and it works perfectly fine on my Windows boot. But, on my Ubuntu boot it does nothing... All the other Fn + F_ combos work (turn off the touchpad, screen turn off, screen brightness, sound) and they give some kind of visual indicator when I press it.
My lshw log:
*-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 24:0a:64:28:b4:25 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.8.0-19-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 memory:f7900000-f797ffff memory:f7980000-f798ffff