Any ideas on how to fix this? My Toshiba Satellite Click doesn't have a hardware switch to disable wireless. Help!!
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.
1The 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. 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? Nov 22, 2014 at 18:22
1It's sad that Ubuntu cannot unblock hard blocked Wi-fi while Windows can. 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.