Wifi not working (antiX 19.1 Full 32-bit)

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    rokytnjirokytnji

    Just thought I’d mention. What I thought was a conman problem on my 32 bit atom netbook.
    Was a rfkill problem.

    It was mentioned to me by another member that maybe conman was inducing rfkill soft block while running a live run on that netbook.
    Now. Since full install to hard drive on that netbook. rfkill and conman is not a issue anymore.

    Conman connects on wlan0 on that install. No special thing done by me but rfkill unblock all before connection with conman then going ahead with install procedure.

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    hasefroch
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    1 year ago

    You may use rfkill to list all the wireless interfaces and their status:

    sudo rfkill list all

    You should see something like this:
    0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    If soft blocked, you can unblock it with

    sudo rfkill unblock (number of device)

    i.e sudo rfkill unblock 1
    or unblock all devices:

    sudo rfkill unblock all

    Usually, once unblocked stays like that unless booting again to windows (don’t know why, just my experience).
    If rfkill reports a hard block this means a physical switch or something really out of spec in the BIOS. If you really want to use Linux there, you will need to extract the wifi module and put a small piece of tape covering the pin 20. Note that with this mod the card will always be on regardless of any physical switch position (this saved my bacon with a Sony Vaio with a bad wifi on-off switch)
    Hope this helps.
    Good luck!

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