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- 06-12-2011 #11
It means that your wireless device is "asleep" and we need to "wake it up".
sudo rfkill unblock all
- 06-12-2011 #12
I typed “sudo rfkill unblock all”, and got no errors, messages, or dialog boxes. Nothing showed up in the terminal at all after I entered my password.
When I right click the network connections icon on the task bar though, I see that “Enable Wireless” is now checked and not faded out (for the first time, so im taking that as a good sign)
But, “Wireless Network (Ralink 802.11 n WLAN)” (which I think is my adaptor), says “device not ready (firmware missing)”. I hope thats not a bad thing
- 06-12-2011 #13
Try this command and see if it gives any output.
sudo dmesg | grep -i firmware
- 06-12-2011 #14
ok, this is what i got:
dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ sudo dmesg | grep -i firmware [sudo] password for dylan: [ 0.512155] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored [ 21.145737] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 18.104.22.168 build 33926 [ 21.359599] elantech: assuming hardware version 2, firmware version 4.0.2 [ 24.539410] i2400m_usb 2-1.4:1.0: firmware interface version 9.3.2
- 06-12-2011 #15
I think the firmware is loaded. Try this command please.
sudo dmesg | grep -i iwlagn
- 06-13-2011 #16
I just realized that sense i rebooted Linux, the "Enable Wireless" option has faded out again and the message next to the adapter option says that the hardware switch is off again.
But i entered what you said in the termianl and this is what it said:
dylan@dylan-Lenovo-V560 ~ $ sudo dmesg | grep -i iwlagn [sudo] password for dylan: [ 21.529893] iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree: [ 21.529896] iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation [ 21.530017] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 [ 21.530055] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64 [ 21.530132] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 AGN, REV=0x84 [ 21.540150] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x554, CALIB=0x6 [ 21.540153] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Device SKU: 0Xb [ 21.540185] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels [ 21.540357] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X [ 21.554094] iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 22.214.171.124 build 33926
- 06-13-2011 #17
Everything looks perfect to me, I'm not sure what the problem is. Are you still getting the "device not ready (firmware missing)" error?
- 06-13-2011 #18
No the message changed back to "hardware switch disabled" once i rebooted. The "Enable Wireless" box on the dropdown menue from the icon on the taskbar also faded and unchecked itself again. This all happened after i rebooted, idk what it could be
- 06-13-2011 #19
I reran all the commands you gave me from the beginning to see what would happen if ran thema ll in one session, and i got the "Enable Wireless" checkbox able to be checked again, and I checked it. when i tried to connect, the message on the adaptor changed from "hardware switch disabled" to "wireless disabled". so now im thoroughly confused sense when i checked the enable wireless, the message changed to "wireless disabled".
- 06-14-2011 #20
That is confusing as hell. Anyone else have any luck with this card or this error message? I'm stumped.
The RFkill command will have to be run after every reboot, I didn't want to make it permanent until we got it all working correctly.