I recently switched to linux (mint 18 KDE) after the windows install on my became corrupted (read: I cannot go back into windows to fix this issue). The wifi refuses to work,
sudo rfkill list confirming that
phy0: Wireless LAN is
Hard blocked: yes. My computer has a wifi key,
fn-f3, but this does nothing.
is there another way to enable the wifi card? on windows I had no issues (until the whole thing failed).
the laptop is an Acer Aspire ES1-521 (i don't know if they make other versions, but it uses an AMD A8)
I have no wired connection where I am, so I cannot connect the laptop to the internet to fix issue. I have another computer that I can download stuff to and transfer via USB.
I am moderately familiar with computers in general, and linux.