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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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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“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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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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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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scripts for turning the wifi card on and off

The wifi key on my laptop doesn't work under Xubuntu Trusty. Network manager can only soft block wifi, as revealed by the rfkill command. So, I'm looking for a script which can turn off wifi and ...
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12.04 lts wifi not working

I had been messing around trying to make it so it doesn't ask for Audi perms every npm command and that messed up all Audi commands eventuly I fixed it but now WiFi audio and the battery indicater ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Wireless LAN issues

I just updated from Ubuntu 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. Every time I boot into Ubuntu, the wireless LAN is both hard blocked and soft blocked. I need to press Fn then F3 to hard unblock wireless. After that, ...
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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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HP Pavilion 14. Wireless switch f12, rfkill not working, cannot connect to wireless at all [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu onto my HP pavilion 14 laptop (running Windows 8), I uninstalled Windows 8 because I hated it and put Ubuntu on top of it. I downloaded it off of a disk a burned from my ...
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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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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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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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HP Wireless problems on 12.04

I have been dealing with this issue for over a year now and all kinds of looking up other people's posts on forums have yielded no permanent solutions. I have an HP Pavilion dv6t laptop with Ubuntu ...
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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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How do I activate the WWAN connection on Dell Inspiron 910 netbook?

I have a netbook with built-in sim card slot (Dell Inspiron 910) and Ubuntu 12.04. Now I got me a prepaid sim to go online during vacations. I had a look at http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/rfkill and ...
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Netgear N900 WNDA4100 series and rfkill

I have the Linux driver installed for the WNDA4100 and it was working just fine with my desk top a few weeks back. I haven't been using my desktop lately and when I came back it seems to be disabled. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...