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[Solved] Wifi disabled by hardware switch

Posted: 06 Aug 2017 22:37
by gazza
solydx_9_64_201707.iso downloaded 07/08/17 sha verified, dd to usb && sync
Laptop Compaq CQ60
Network: Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k

Booted the usb and tried to connect wifi with the following error "wifi disabled by hardware switch". Never had this before. No amount of on/off on the wifi button worked. Found the following on the internet.

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sudo rfkill unblock wifi
Just sharing an issue and its' solution.

Re: [Solved] Wifi disabled by hardware switch

Posted: 06 Aug 2017 22:57
by ilu
Don't be afraid to open a separate thread. The issue had nothing to do with the new ISOs. I split off this topic in case somebody else has the same problem and looks for a solution.

Re: [Solved] Wifi disabled by hardware switch

Posted: 06 Aug 2017 23:01
by gazza
Thanks ilu for putting it where it should be. I posted it for that very reason, as my search of the forum came up blank