The problem is that the laptop is starting with the wifi default to off. And I can answer the above question forgive the syntax it’s from memory, but the text is correct. Email me about changes to this bug report. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. AR Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Join our community today! Find More Posts by elnetotaca.

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It did not work. And haven’t been able to get it to search for networks again.

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[SOLVED] Atheros AR Wireless Network Adapter

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I can connect fine to an unsecured network but can’t connect to a secured network. And from the edit connection added the wifi information. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Linux – Wireless Networking This forum is netwkrk the discussion of wireless networking in Linux. Hi Seth, thanks for looking at this.


From the terminal entered the command rfkill list the output was Soft blocked: Join Date Dec Beans 1. Atheros AR wireless card “wireless is disabled by hardware switch” Bug reported by Denva Joshua Ingram on I’m not using wicd at the moment so I’ve uninstalled it.

Does anybody have any suggestions please? Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Seth Forshee sforshee wrote on So that others may find this useful. Ok, so the problem is definitely not the mainline kernel, but could still be our patches.

I will write down the steps I used. Hope this helps, who struggled for a week like me. Yesterday, I went thru this thread and then tried and it worked.

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Will try to test other distros to narrow down the issue. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Results 1 to 6 of 6. It looks like the rfkilli s the problem.

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Denva Joshua Ingram denva-ingram wrote on Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Restarted the machine twice, every time after login WIFI was connecting to the router.


I can see all the wireless networks in my area and the signal strength is good but it keeps asking me again and again for my passkey even though I am definitely entering it correctly. On the top network icon right clicked and then Enabled the wireless.