Any ideas on how to fix this? My Toshiba Satellite Click doesn't have a hardware switch to disable wireless. Help!!

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I got the same problem.I did

Restart -> F2 -> Bios settings -> Reset bios to default -> save

This worked for me.


First try to unblock in Ubuntu with:

rfkill unblock all

If this doesn't work read on.

If you are dual-booting with Windows.

Boot Windows, enable wifi and reboot. In my system, if I disable wifi in Windows, I'm not able to unblock it in Ubuntu. Ubuntu is able to remove the soft block but not the hard block on my system.

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    The sad part is I'm not dual booting and rfkill doesn't work.. Nov 22, 2014 at 18:08
  • Try going in Bios settings. There is a wi-fi communications setting. Check if it is on.
    – To Do
    Nov 22, 2014 at 18:10
  • The only thing that has an enable or disable switch is the web camera. Nothing about networking at all Nov 22, 2014 at 18:16
  • Does your Toshiba have a physical Wifi switch?
    – To Do
    Nov 22, 2014 at 18:22
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    It's sad that Ubuntu cannot unblock hard blocked Wi-fi while Windows can.
    – To Do
    Nov 24, 2014 at 7:58

I searched for some images, and all of them had a little button in the top row containing a networking image (see here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yeeh7qry8ypzbi4/toshiba_satellite_l850150.jpg?dl=0). I am pretty sure that that button is your hardware switch.

  • Thats not the right one. I have the toshiba satellite w35dt-a3300 click series Nov 22, 2014 at 23:47

Is it toshiba-laptop or toshiba-wmi that's loaded? Find out with:

$ lsmod | grep toshiba

Remove whichever is loaded, like this: For Example:

$ sudo rmmod -f toshiba-laptop
$ sudo rfkill unblock all
$ rfkill list all

This solution works for mine.

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