i'm using an hp pavilion dv2000
i turned the wifi switch off by mistake, the LED turned orange and the wifi got disconnected.
and now when i turn the switch on, it remains orange and the wifi still isn't functional.
this happened before; i found a fix that worked searching google. it was done via terminal commands and i didn't have to download anything but i can't find the solution anymore!
wlan0 shows up when i use:
:~$iwconfig #BLA BLA BLA #... wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off
:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill :~$ rfkill list all 1: phy0: WirelessLAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes :~$ sudo rfkill unblock all :~$ rfkill list all 1: phy0: WirelessLAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes :~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
it's still hard blocked! even though the switch is turned on; gives the same result eitherways
a direction to a page with a working solution is a much appreciated answer!