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Old 02-03-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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Fn and f5 keys not turning off wifi


I have a Lenovo ThinkPad running on a Linux system. I just went to use my computer and it says that my computer is disconnected from my wireless… I pressed Fn and F5 and nothing happened… How can I turn my Wi-Fi back on?
 
Old 02-03-2017, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad running on a Linux system. I just went to use my computer and it says that my computer is disconnected from my wireless… I pressed Fn and F5 and nothing happened… How can I turn my Wi-Fi back on?
Hello and welcome to the forum

First, please read the information here. The more information we have, the better we can help you.

What is the exact model number of your Thinkpad? What is the distribution and version of Linux you're using? Also, was your wireless working before (with your current copy of Linux?)

Regards...
 
Old 02-03-2017, 07:38 PM   #3
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I believe my model # is T410s
Release Linux mint 16 "petra"
Edition cinnamon 32 bit
I was on the couch using my laptop. We have a new
puppy and he jumped up and knocked it off my lap.
I picked it up and my Wi-Fi connection was lost
 
Old 02-03-2017, 10:42 PM   #4
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I believe my model # is T410s
Release Linux mint 16 "petra"
Edition cinnamon 32 bit
I was on the couch using my laptop. We have a new
puppy and he jumped up and knocked it off my lap.
I picked it up and my Wi-Fi connection was lost
Hi...

Thank you for providing these details. Take a look at the video here and see if that helps. Note the switch on the right hand side at the front. See if that has been switched off. Then check your BIOS as mentioned in the video. If there is no switch and/or if this does not work for some reason, please post back with the necessary details, along with the results of this command....

Code:
rfkill list
To open a terminal, please see this page.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 02-03-2017 at 10:46 PM. Reason: Added information and link.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 11:00 PM   #5
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-::-Linux Mint 16 is no longer supported.-::-

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=173378

Give Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa or Linux Mint 18 Sarah a spin.

https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=204
https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=27
 
Old 02-04-2017, 10:57 AM   #6
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Well I feel like an idiot.... but could they make that switch any
Smaller?! Lol thanks for all your help. Flicked the switch and I'm
Good to go!
 
Old 02-04-2017, 01:52 PM   #7
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Glad to hear your back in business.

Don't forget to mark your thread SOLVED.
 
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thanks for all your help. Flicked the switch and I'm
Good to go!
Hi...

Don't feel bad, it's an oversight anyone can make. I'm glad you got it working. If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

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