Ubuntu 10.10, Network Adapter shows wireless disabled!

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011


Somehow after an upgrade I started getting this issue. After the bootup, the wireless would show as disabled. Then, I found the following in a forum which helped me



vikas@vikas-laptop:~$ rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

You should see both the soft(ware) blocked and hard(ware) blocked as no. If either of them is yes then the connection would not be enabled. To enable do the following

vikas@vikas-laptop:~$ rfkill unblock wifi

At least mine got working after this!

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