Yesterday my laptop shut down because battery ran out. Next time I turned it on I couldn't enable Wi-Fi. I tried to enable it with:

rfkill unblock all

but it's still not working. Please help.

EDIT: rfkill list printed this:

0: Toshiba Bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes

ip link printed this:

    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default 
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    2: enp2s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 88:ae:1d:e8:4e:ea brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    3: wlp7s0b1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 4c:ed:de:0c:5c:55 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
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    Try to run sudo service network-manager restart – Pilot6 Jun 7 '16 at 15:32
  • Please edit your question and post output of rfkill list and ip link commands. – thangdc94 Jun 7 '16 at 15:46
  • @Pilot6 I tried, but nothing changed – Marcipanko Jun 7 '16 at 18:48
  • Try resetting BIOS to defaults – Jeremy31 Jun 8 '16 at 10:19
  • @Jeremy31 Didn't help – Marcipanko Jun 8 '16 at 11:48

Your WiFi and Bluetooth Devices are hard-blocked...

There is a network-switch/button/key on your computer/laptop which could be switched OFF - means that your network hardware is disabled (hard-blocked)...

Find it and switch it ON...

  • Once when I opened my laptop I accidentally did something so these function buttons and mouse aren't working. However, Wi-Fi worked just fine afterwards and I can also use 'FN+F8' to turn on/off Wi-Fi, but it just changes 'soft: yes/no'. Is there any way to do it from command line? – Marcipanko Jun 8 '16 at 19:39
  • I don't think that you can do it with the command line, hard blocked means disabled by hardware switch... what kind of laptop do you have? – Neni Jun 8 '16 at 20:45
  • I have Tosihba Satellite A660 – Marcipanko Jun 9 '16 at 18:00
  • Give me the output of: lspci -nn | grep 'Network controller'! If it's Broadcom then try this: sudo modprobe -v brcmsmac, while the wifi indicator light should be illuminated – Neni Jun 10 '16 at 5:42
  • It is Broadcom, didn't work though. – Marcipanko Jun 10 '16 at 12:22

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