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I am having issues setting up my wireless interface during the arch install on my cheap HP CQ60-419wm laptop. Unfortunately my wireless interface has always been weird and semi flaky ...
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- 11-07-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
Problem setting up my wireless interface with an arch install
I start of stating i have two Ethernet controllers: One wired NVIDIA controller and one wireless Atheros controller
lspci |grep -i net 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2) 07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
even though my hardware indicator light is lit iwconfig produces
eth0 no wireless extension. lo no wireless extension. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point:Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:on
ip link set wlan0 up which produces RTNETLINK answers: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
(also note I am an intermediate linux user who wishes to learn more and i have never used wireless on linux and i do not know exactly what this information means i just can just view the results)
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes 1:phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes 1:phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point:Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:on
running that returns either No network found or interface unavailable..
I googled this problem and tried to a few things such as rmmod hp-wmi to remove the wired controller driver, i have reloaded the ath5k driver and no matter what i can get the interface to work.. Also if my interfaced gets hard blocked i cant seem to unblock it with the physical button.
I would love some advice.
- 03-07-2013 #2
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- Aug 2010
I've seen other threads like this and they had to blacklist the HP driver. if you do a little of searching around for this you should get it working.