It looks like the rfkilli s the problem. It was a ralink RT device ID – f: Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Hi Seth, thanks for looking at this. 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.

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Will try to test other distros to narrow down the linuz. Exactly why that is happening is unclear at this point. Join Date Aug Beans 2.

And yes, the device number shown for phy0 changes from 4 to 1 after working, it is not a typing error. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

The laptop has been tested with a live DVD of Sabayon linux with kernel 2. So, to get it working, not permanently, but for right now just open a Terminal, type in Code:. From the terminal entered the command rfkill list the output was Soft blocked: I got a phone and so closed the laptop lid and came back after half an hour, opened the lid, to my surprise the WIFI connected to internet.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.


Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

I can connect fine to an unsecured network but can’t connect to a secured network. To post a comment you must log in.

Join Date Dec Beans 1. More information is better than no information.

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I tried using wicd again but found this even worse. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. However, once i do rfkill atehros all, further rfkill list never returns.

I tried it for a while but found there was no difference could see all networks but only connect to unsecured ones. I also tried the work around and after following your instructions my wireless card was picking up networks but wouldn’t connect to them. Changed in linux Ubuntu: December 23rd, 5. I guess no one has been motivated to make a permanent fix because this chipset randomly works forever for some after a little playing around.

I can see all the wireless networks in lunux 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.


Join Date Mar Beans Half the time it couldn’t even see any networks at all and, even when it linnux, it wureless to connect to anything – even unsecured networks – so I’ve gone back to using Network Manager. I tried before installing the ubuntu August 18th, 4.

I have tried rfkill list output works initially and rfkill unblock all. I keep returning to the problem every few months to have another crack at it and to see if any updates have helped the problem but there’s still no joy.

Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. Linux – Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.

Well NetworkManager is known to be problematic AR Wireless Network Adapter vendor: I have sent this bug upstream directly to the kernel developers, considering the regression nature of this bug report, and that there is a lot of information here, and many things tried and tested.

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