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I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Lenovo Netbook S10-3. Everything is working so good, wifi, camera, and even my usb broadband. But one time I turned off my wifi using wifi switch (it's a hardware switch locating in left side of the laptop) and turn it back on it didn't work now. And I can't even connect to the other wifi network. In network settings it said "wireless is disabled by hardware switch" but I already turn it on, even I used Fn+F5 which is command for On/Off on wifi it didn't work. anyone can help me on this?

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 60:eb:69:ce:d6:31 
          inet addr:192.168.1.7  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::62eb:69ff:fece:d631/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:491 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:547 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:265756 (265.7 KB)  TX bytes:67776 (67.7 KB)
          Interrupt:42 Base address:0x4000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:720 (720.0 B)  TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)

I can't used the link because i totally delete my windows.

  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface 
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller 
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 
       physical id: 0 
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0 
       logical name: eth0 
       version: 02 
       serial: 60:eb:69:ce:d6:31 
       size: 100Mbit/s 
       capacity: 100Mbit/s 
       width: 64 bits 
       clock: 33MHz 
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation 
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.7 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s 
       resources: irq:42 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0520000-f0520fff memory:f0510000-f051ffff memory:f0540000-f055ffff 
  *-network DISABLED 
       description: Wireless interface 
       product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller 
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation 
       physical id: 0 
       bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0 
       logical name: eth1 
       version: 01 
       serial: ac:81:12:48:e6:44 
       width: 64 bits 
       clock: 33MHz 
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless 
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.100.82.38 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11 
       resources: irq:18 memory:f0100000-f0103fff 



0: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN 
    Soft blocked: yes 
    Hard blocked: yes 
1: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN 
    Soft blocked: yes 
    Hard blocked: no 
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closed as too localized by desgua, Marco Ceppi Feb 26 '12 at 13:59

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found a similar post here - does this work for you? ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10783143&postcount=19 –  fossfreedom Sep 22 '11 at 11:50
    
Could you please provide us with a little more info ? Please send us the output of the ifconfig command from the console. –  Marc Boisvert Sep 22 '11 at 14:42
    
@Y please add to your question the output of sudo lshw -class network as well as rfkill list. Thanks. –  fossfreedom Sep 22 '11 at 15:19

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