RFKill is a subsystem in the Linux kernel that provides an interface through which radio transmitters in a computer system can be queried, activated, and deactivated.

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Can't turn on wifi in ubuntu 14.04

My computer is an Asus x450j iwconfig shows: eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=16 dBm ...
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cannot unblock wifi hard block with anything on Lenovo x230t

I have tried all solutions found here or on ubuntuforums.com, but no luck whatsoever. It all started very randomly: I had my mother's nokia lumia connect via usb to my lenovo x230t, I disconnected it ...
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why rfkill has 2 entries for each of wlan and bluetooth?

rfkill list all 0: asus_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 2: asus_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no ...
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Rebuilt Kernel and now no WiFi listed by rfkill

Aloha, I installed Fedora 21 alongside my Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 and then downloaded the updates for ubuntu. It froze while finishing the update. The grub menu didn't include Fedora. I got a grub gui, ...
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Cannot get wifi to work

Please help trying to get wifi working on my laptop with new ubuntu info is below anita@anita-Presario-CQ57-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill list 0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: ...
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ASUSPRO 853S, no wifi, rfkill phy0 hard blocked, Centrino Advanced-N 6230

After upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04 wifi is no longer working. Wireless card model: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 kernel module: iwlwifi laptop model: ASUSPRO 853S UPDATE: this is solved (I'm ...
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WIFI on boot, but disconnect immediatly

I've got an asus N550JV running Ubuntu 14.10. I've replaced Unity with i3 and am having networking problems ever since. Right now my WIFI is connected as soon as i3 loads up, but it disconnects ...
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WiFi soft-blocked by rfkill on startup

I have a small Acer Revo PC with Ubuntu 14.10 that I'm configuring to run as a portable media center. I'm trying to set it up as a WiFi access point so that I can control XBMC/Kodi with Android ...
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Hardware Switch Disabled After Hibernate

After I woke up my ubuntu from hibernate the hardware switch light was disabled and the specs also say that the hardware switch is blocking. (forcing the wifi to be off) In actuality, I have never ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Wireless Hard Blocked

Until now my wlan has been working perfectly on a two week old 14.04 install on a brand new E540. It suddenly died on me, couldn't be turned on in settings > networks or via Fn + F8. rfkill output: ...
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NetworkManager and rfkill on boot

I've been trying to setup my ubuntu as an access point that would work on boot. I have hostapd, dhcpd and some iptables forwarding rules that all work well. But I'm running into some issue with ...
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“rfkill list all” shows nothing in command line

I'm using dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1. When I run rfkill list all it shows as follows: :~$ rfkill list all :~$ Please Help. update: Laptop model: Fujisu Lifebook LH532. It has a ...
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Operation not possible due to RF-kill, phy0 hard blocked

I know there are already plenty of questions like this one; the problem is that, although I tried to follow the instructions, I couldn't have my wifi to work. I re-installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my ...
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Wifi Not Working On Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo G 50-30

I am facing problem to enable wifi on my Lenovo G50-30 Below are the command out put please help me out lspci | grep -i wireless: 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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wireless randomly becoming phantom hardblocked, only fixed by reboot

First off, I am aware of other people recently posting similar issues but none of the many fixes or suggestions in any thread I've seen has resolved the issue for me. my ASUS netbook had been working ...
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unblock dell-wifi soft block

rfkill list shows: 0: phy0 Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes I already ran rfkill unblock all and yet ...
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Wifi switch takes wlan0 down, but doesn't bring it back up. Found a possible cause and solution just need to know how to apply it

I've got an old acre extensa laptop with a wifi button which takes the wifi down ok. When pressing it again to enable it I get the following log: Jun 12 12:11:58 digit-laptop wpa_supplicant[14223]: ...
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Wireless Hard Block

I have lenovo yoga 2 11" with ubuntu 13.10 (x64). I have just a litle problem with my wifi. (btw. bluetooth working) I tried: sudo rfkill list Status: 0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft ...
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When turning on/off wifi, wifi is “soft blocked”, any way to automatically run `rfkill unblock`?

So, on this Dell Inspiron 7520, which is hardware-certified for 12.04, when I use the function keys to turn off/on the wifi, the wifi will "turn on" but be soft blocked. Running rfkill unblock ...
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What is causing my Intel 7260 bluetooth device to disconnect when I unblock it with rfkill?

SOLUTION: The problem appears to be that the Bluetooth module does not work well with xHCI in Linux. There is a BIOS setting labeled "XHCI PRE-BOOT MODE", which must be set to "Disabled". If it is ...
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problems with RT3290 card running using RT2800 driver on Ubuntu 13.04

I have the RT3290 Ralink wireless card run using the original RT2800 driver that came with the 13.04 system, on an ASUS F75V laptop. Every time I reboot, Rf-kill shows the wireless as hard-blocked. It ...
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How do you automatically rfkill unblock all on startup?

I am an Ubuntu/Linux newbie, trying to overcome a range of issues, but eagerly learning a lot in the process. With help of this forum I was able to identify and solve the problem of getting my ...
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Why do I get “Wi-fi is disabled by hardware switch” after upgrade to 13.04?

Just got an ASUS 1015e with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Decided to upgrade to 13.04 (started by upgrading to 12.11). Did both upgrades with wireless no problem. When computer restarted with 13.04, WiFi ...
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HP Envy dv6t-7300: Disabled WiFi through button and can't enable it anymore

Well, I have a HP Envy dv6t-7300 laptop that came with a Ralink RT5390 WiFi card. Everything was working perfectly, and eventually I press the WiFi button in my keyboard to toggle the card on/off. ...
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Can't unblock rfkill internal wifi, but usb wifi doesn't work either

Sometimes the internal wifi on my Amilo Pi 2515 is disabled and can't be enabled using the hardware switch (in BIOS too), since the device is a bit dated and this only occurred recently, I'm assuming ...
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What is the difference between “ifconfig interface down” and “rfkill block”?

I know rfkill block all will disable everything. But what about ifconfig interfaceX down? When I use it, it just drops the connection. And when I type ifconfig interfaceX up it reconnects to my old ...
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My wireless adapter is “Hard blocked” - WN2001 on an ASRock AMD E350M1/USB3

My wireless adapter is hard-blocked and i do not know how to fix it. I have tried the following: sudo rfkill unblock all sudo rmmod rtl8192cu && sudo modprobe rtl8192cu sudo rm /dev/rfkill ...
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Can Ubuntu ignore the Wireless Hardware Switch?

This is not the same question as many others have asked. I have a perfectly functioning wireless card and switch on my HP Pavilion dv6910, running Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, the placement of this ...
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rfkill does not work for all the devices listed

when I write rfkill list I get this 0: sony-wifi Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: ...
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soft-blocked on my wireless interfaces

I have a new laptop with a centrino wireless card. I installed ubuntu on it and all seemed fine until I upgraded the kernel, and rebooted. My wireless stopped working despite toggling the wireless ...
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rf kill unblock all DOES NOT WORK!

Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless Disabled by Hardware Switch, rf kill unblock all, and rf kill list DOES NOT WORK! What next? All I get is "Command "rf" not found"
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Wireless switch on Dell XT2 - strange behaviour of rfkill

I have an Dell Latitude XT2 using an Intel WLAN card (lspci lists it as "Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300") running Lubuntu 12.04 with recent updates. The laptop has a hardware WLAN switch. ...
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Wireless hard switch is enabled, can i turn it off with a command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to disable the hardware on/off switch for the Wireless interface? Rfkill list shows that the hard switch is on. My keyboard is broken and can't use FN + ...
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How do I get amilo-rfkill support on a non-pae laptop? (a.k.a. where to get 3.5 kernels for oneiric)

The driver seems to be in the 3.3 tree, but I just installed 3.3.7 from the mainline kernel repository, cause I thought it would have the driver (3.3-rc7). But it is not included. There are no newer ...