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Old 08-27-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
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Wireless not able to be brought up


My brother's just been given a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 2540 laptop, and we've successfully set up Arch on it through a wired connection. During the setup, 'ifconfig' was able to bring up wlan0, but wpa_supplicant could not connect to our network.

Now however, attempting to bring up wlan0 gives a response I've never seen before:
Code:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-KILL
We know for certain that it has an Atheros wireless card built-in which uses the 'ath5k' module, which seems to have been auto-loaded for us. But getting wireless up seems to be a bit of an obstacle because of this.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 04:38 AM   #2
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Try wireless button.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 04:39 AM   #3
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There is no wireless button, only a switch, and it's already set to 'on'
 
Old 08-27-2011, 05:02 AM   #4
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maybe this 1 will help post #2
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post4448052
 
Old 08-27-2011, 05:06 AM   #5
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No difference after running 'rfkill unblock all'; the same error still comes back afterwards.
 
Old 08-28-2011, 03:39 AM   #6
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Hi,

please post the output of
Code:
iwconfig
and note that you can execute wpa_supplicant on the commandline
Code:
wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
please read the manpage to learn about the options. Are you sure that you've configured the wpa_supplicant.conf file properly? Execute wpa_supplicant on the commandline and post the erroroutput here.

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