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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: wireless stopped working Reply with quote

Hi,

I restarted my laptop yesterday and wifi suddenly stopped working.
Code:
 # ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill


This is what I get.
Looking at few suggestions, I'm suppose to issue `rfkill list all` and then unblock
However I don't have rfkill installed (command not found)

Can anyone help me with this?

(If possible I don't want to move my laptop -- it doesn't have screen so using external monitor and router is in other room, don't have long enough wire )

BTW I've Cisco AM10 but frankly I've no idea how should I connect to gentoo laptop

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
emerge -av rfkill

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logicien wrote:
Code:
emerge -av rfkill


Thanks, I was trying not to move my laptop as it is in shaky condition, anyways I found long enough ethernet cable.

Quote:
devMachine ~ # rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no


So I tried
Quote:
devMachine ~ # rfkill unblock all


and again issuing rfkill list all shows soft blocked 'yes'

Am I missing something?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the wifi button ok? If it happened suddenly, then that's the primary suspect.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dE_logics wrote:
Is the wifi button ok? If it happened suddenly, then that's the primary suspect.


I tried toggeling it few times and its in ON position.
What else can be wrong with wifi button?
Is there a chance that my wifi chip itself is damaged?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the button is ok, you should see the network card either in lspci or/and ifconfig if it's turned on, otherwise it should not be visible. Although I'm not sure.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should tell us what is your wireless card chipset and which module is driving it with lspci -k. I ever seen if I am right some wireless modules options that where related to the on and off state of the card.
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