I can't for the life of me turn off the stupid RF Kill switch on my brand new Asus Z33A. I'm running Debian, but I don't think this is a Linux problem. After modprobe ipw2200, I get:
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.4
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ip2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
# cat /sys/bus/pci/devices/*/rf_kill
which means the ip2200 driver detected a HW RF switch. I've tried Fn+F2 (which has the little wireless icon in blue), but that doesn't seem to do anything. The wireless LED on the laptop is off. I also tried opening the back and pressing on the RF connectors to make sure they were connected, but they seemed pretty secure to me.
# iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 No scan results
which is clearly wrong, as my laptop is literally 2 feet away from my wireless router.
I also tried:
# modprobe asus_acpi
# echo 1 > /proc/acpi/asus/wled
then reloading the ipw module. This has no effect, the kill switch is still on
Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks in advance,