wlan0 won't stay down

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wlan0 won't stay down

Postby NimS on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:10 pm

Hi!

I'm running LMDE 64-bit on a thinkpad edge e320.

On first install wifi played nicely, the assigned function button turned it on and off. I had to reinstall and now a strange thing happens.

Firstly I have to rfkill unblock each time.

Now the dedicated wifi doesn't work, but the really strange one is that now when I "sudo ifconfig wlan0 down", the wireless turns off.. then within 20secs turns itself back on again!? Somethings turning it back on but I don't know what.

I'm about to be working where there is no wifi and limited power so I want to turn off wifi completely so I can extend battery life.

Any suggestions or directions?

thanks!
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Re: wlan0 won't stay down

Postby viking777 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:36 am

Any suggestions or directions?

thanks!


Switch it off in the bios - it will not come back again (until you re-enable it that is).
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Re: wlan0 won't stay down

Postby NimS on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:09 am

thanks! that'll work.

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