Wireless is somehow always disabled..

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  1. mofed

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    Hi everyone!
    I just upgraded from Feya to Loki and I really like it! There is just one thing thats not working properly on my computer. With my wlan stick connected i can turn on wireless, but instead of listing the networks it still says "wireless is disabled; enable wireless to discover nearby wireless access points." The funny thing is in tbe beginning everything worked smoothly but after turning wireless on and off one time it stopped working.
    Anyone knows what the problem is?
    I added a screenshot of what it looks like..

    Thank you all!
     

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  2. paradise

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    Hmm, so far i couldn't find out if this is a new Bug. Can you please post the output of

    sudo rfkill list wifi

    Maybe there is a "soft block". Hard block would mean, somewhere on the Device is a switch on/off.
     
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    Thanks for your help! The terminal doesnt put out anything when i do that..
     

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    Oh, it looks like there is no wifi driver anymore? in my case the output is:

    rfkill_list_wifi.jpg

    What is the output when you type: iwconfig ?
     
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    This is what i get when i type in iwconfig:
     

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    Hi,
    I have the same problem on my laptop: the chip Realtek RTL8188ETV works fine in Windows, while in Loki it did work initially, then went off and now can't be re-enabled.
    "rfkill list all" doesn't show anything.
    Can anyone help?

    This is what "rfkill" and "iwconfig" return:

    tom@tom-Loki:~$ rfkill list all
    tom@tom-Loki:~$ iwconfig
    enp2s0 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlx5cffff99324e unassociated Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
    Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Sensitivity:0/0
    Retry:eek:ff RTS thr:eek:ff Fragment thr:eek:ff
    Power Management:eek:ff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
     
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    Thanks, Artificial, but I've tried this and the wifi device seems to have been disabled altogether. Wireless options are no longer under the system tray icon. Could be because my wifi chip is rtl8188etv, not rtl8188eu.
    Update: I rebooted and the wireless switch re-appered in the system tray. But turning it off and on does nothing; likewise, the Function+Wifi key combination only switches the little LED light on and off.
    I'm not an expert on Linux and don't really understand from where I should start with this issue. Could it be that the wifi on/off switch has "jammed", one way or another?
     
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  9. Suadrshan Kakoty

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    Fix is funny and simple...
    Open terminal, and type

    Nmcli radio wifi on

    And add that line on /etc/rc.local file
     
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  10. Georgi

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    This issue happened to me today, just after I've suspended the OS!
    Many thanks to Suadrshan Kakoty for the answer, it worked as a charm!
     
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  12. Jimmy598

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    This issue transpired today, soon after I've suspended the OS!
     

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