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My WiFi doesn't work. However, a driver is claimed. There is no soft nor hard block.

The laptop I'm dealing with is a Lenovo B570e. On the link below you can see this is a verified laptop for the use of Ubuntu.

http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog/component/pci/168c%3A002b/

I also tried this, which gave me a bunch of errors.

Download this drivers: compat-wireless-3.6.8-1.tar.bz2

Install the drivers:

tar -xf /path/to/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1.tar.bz2

cd /path/to/compat-wireless-3.6.8-1

./scripts/driver-select ath9k

make

sudo make install

Reboot your computer.

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There is no need to install that driver since your wireless card is supported out of the box.

Run the command rfkill list all

You will get an output similar to

Wireless LAN

Soft blocked: yes/no

Hard blocked: yes/no

To unblock, enter the command

sudo rfkill unblock all

  • rfkill list all gives me this 0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no Nothing blocked. – Ricardo Nov 14 '14 at 19:49

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