I can't connect Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4) in a Touch Smart hp envy i7Core when i put this rfkill list in the terminal say hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes Do you konw what is wrong? How i can activate the wirless


Hard block means your switch button is pressed.

try clicking it. it probably is on F12.

I also heard some issues about the hard switch is not working unless pressed on boot up process or while on grub because of misconfigured bus.

  • How i can enable by switch a my computer says wifi disabled by hardware switch i tried f12 but i cant – Cesar Jun 28 '13 at 4:18
  • Hardswitch is unsupported in newer machines. while on boot, just press it once. It shall warn you with change of light on it. – user170534 Jun 28 '13 at 8:18

On Dell Inspiron 5220 with Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4), it's on the F2 key. struggled for four hours, hence the post!


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