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Old 07-01-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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linuxmint 13 cinnamon wifi hard blocked Lenovo T410


Hey all.

Even if I had tried the Fn+F5 key combination several times, and tried to unblock the hard blocked Wifi (sudo rfkill unblock wifi and sudo rfkill unblock all).

I continue to get this when I type: sudo rfkill list:

0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
1: tpacpi_wwan_sw: Wireless WAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
Hardware: Lenovo Thinkpad T410.

Software: Linuxmint 13 Cinnamon 32 bit.

Any suggestions?

Regards

Stardustdk/John

Last edited by stardustdk; 07-01-2013 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Needed finshing
 
Old 07-02-2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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Hi,

I've seen laptops that hardblock the wifi device if there is an ethernet cable plugged in. Is this the case for you? Failing this, I do recall seeing reports that sometimes unloading and then reloading the corresponing wifi kernel module can help.

HTH,

Evo2.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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It is the case.


However I can remove the wifi with this command: sudo rmmod iwlwifi, but not reload it with: sudo insmod iwlwifi?

Should the ethernet cable be unplugged? I tried that at it did not work.
I tried to remove the kernel module and reboot without the ethernet cable, resulting in both soft and hard blocked wifi.

I am out of ideas.

John
 
Old 07-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Hi,

you should use modprobe instead of rmmod and insmod.

Eg unload:
Code:
sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi
Eg load
Code:
sudo modprobe iwlwifi
It may also be worth checking that there is not some bios setting that is blocking the wifi.

Evo2.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Thanks but is did not help

Hey evo2.

Thanks for the info.

BIOS setup are correct.

With unload and load with modprobe as you suggested, the result with rfkill list is:

Quote:
0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
1: tpacpi_wwan_sw: Wireless WAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
3: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
I am confused.

John
 
  


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