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Can't make wifi to work on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit, notebook Asus X75VD:

*-network DISABLED 
description: Wireless interface
product: RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 20:168:09f:32
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192ce driverversion=3.8.0-19-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:17 ioport000(size=256) memory:f7900000-f7903fff

dan@asus:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
[sudo] password for dan: 
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill

Any help?

marked as duplicate by rɑːdʒɑ, Luis Alvarado May 3 '13 at 14:33

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  • The question linked to as a duplicate is not at all a duplicate, and doesn't provide an answer. I added a comment there to help anyone who comes here looking for an answer. – Nostradamnit May 8 '13 at 14:13

It looks like rfkill blocked your wifi.

Run this in Terminal:

sudo rfkill unblock wifi

With rfkill list you can check if your wifi is unblocked. After that you should be fine.

For more info regarding rfkill follow this link:


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