Hello and thanks Seth, I can’t uoad the rfkill as my laptop overheated and am currently writing this on my blackberry. Atheros AR wireless card “wireless is disabled by hardware switch” Bug reported by Denva Joshua Ingram on Results 1 to 6 of 6. This affects me too. December 23rd, 5. Even though I had my ethernet cable plugged into the laptop, it was still trying to reconnect to a wifi network in the house, and there is no telling how long this dialog box had been up, causing my cpu to run hotter.

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The time now is Speaking to the OP, this does not work, as explained above. I have tried several things that I found in forums with no success i.

Brad Figg brad-figg on Duplicates of this bug Bug The only issue I have is that I have never been able to get the wireless network working. Im trying to update to ubuntu I installed Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio laptop about 18 months ago because the pre-installed Vista is awful and am generally loving my linux experience.


Join Date Mar Beans Bug Watch Updater bug-watch-updater on The information about this bug in Launchpad is automatically pulled daily from the remote bug. Netwoork Ubuntu version is I tried using wicd again but found this even worse.

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So I pressed the physical wifi button on my laptop which I never use, because I’ve always perceived it as not working in Ubuntuas an attempt to turn off the wifi card temporarily, until I was actually away from my wired connection at home.

I’m just about stumped I’d assume you’ve tried this, but since you didn’t mention it specifically — pressing the wifi button doesn’t unblock your wireless?

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If you need to reset your password, click here. Hope this helps, who struggled for a week like me.

AR Wireless Network Adapter rev And yes, the device number shown for phy0 changes from 4 to 1 after working, it is not a typing error. So that others may find this useful. I’m using Wicd with ath5k on Squeeze and everything works.

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It appears that rfkill may indeed be the problem, but the situation is that rfkill works first time only if the laptop was rebooted from windows.

I’ve managed to get a little further than before. Comment on this change optional. Atheors I did today’s system updates via Synapticwhich seemed to include a new kernel?

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I had previously gotten wifi working in ubuntu BB code is On. So I decided to do “rfkill unblock all” and sure enough my laptop wireless was unblocked and the usb dongle was unblocked, so I tried to use my laptop wireless and it connect and disconnect 3 or 4 times, then went back to hardblock.

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