[SOLVED] Cant turn on wireless

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[SOLVED] Cant turn on wireless

Postby rustyp » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:25 pm

Just installed Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP G61 Notebook PC

Wireless worked perfect with cdrom now does not work after install using a cable Internet works can not flip the on off switch to on.

Any suggestions to making the wireless switch work?

Before making any post or replies on this site I update and upgrade linux mint.

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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby JoeFootball » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:40 pm

rustyp wrote:Any suggestions to making the wireless switch work?

Try some ideas from the Easy Linux Tips Project, on the How to solve internet connection problems.

Joe

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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby JeremyB » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:01 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby rustyp » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:00 pm

JeremyB wrote:See the wireless script link in my signature and post results


I have signatures turned off not tuning back on for anybody post the link please
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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby JeremyB » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:01 pm

rustyp wrote:
JeremyB wrote:See the wireless script link in my signature and post results


I have signatures turned off not tuning back on for anybody post the link please

A bit ironic for someone using a signature of their own
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st12350385

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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby rustyp » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:52 pm

JoeFootball wrote:
rustyp wrote:Any suggestions to making the wireless switch work?

Try some ideas from the Easy Linux Tips Project, on the How to solve internet connection problems.

Joe


These appear to be the network cards this laptop has
Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:002b
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
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No settings in the bios for any network cards.
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HP-G61-Notebook-PC ~ $ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Something seems blocked no clue how to unblock.
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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby JeremyB » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:56 pm

Isn't there a button near the power button for wifi? Does it change the rfkill list result?

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Re: Cant turn on wireless

Postby rustyp » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:25 pm

JeremyB wrote:Isn't there a button near the power button for wifi? Does it change the rfkill list result?


Yup that was it , right next to the power button is the wifi button, it was not labeled just an icon none of my laptops has a wifi button, havent been to icon college so had no clue this is the wifes old laptop she quit using soon as windows FORCED the upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 rendering the laptop useless (takes 8 min to boot then 5 min to load Firefox)

Wife has not used this for about 2 years rescued it from the dumpster once I get Linux Mint working correctly will donate to someone needing a computer, lots of kids out there without computers.

Thanks for the help
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Re: [SOLVED] Cant turn on wireless

Postby JeremyB » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:48 pm

Not a problem, thanks for marking as solved


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