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Can't connect to Internet wirelessly (Solved)
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don570


Joined: 10 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:23    Post subject:  

There is a utility 'rfkill' available if slacko hasn't installed it.
https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/documentation/rfkill

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Given that at times some RF devices do not have hardware rfkill buttons rfkill the Linux kernel also exposes software rfkill capabilities that allows userspace to mimic a hardware rfkill event and turn on or off RF.

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Fossil


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Location: Gloucestershire, UK.

PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:24    Post subject:  

See: https://www.dell.com/community/Networking-Internet-Bluetooth/Connection-enabled/ta-p/5190868
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LeithR

Joined: 24 Jan 2011
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Location: Kemnay, Aberdeenshire/Scotland

PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:26    Post subject:  

@terry,
You may have identified the issue, ran rfkill list and got
soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
clicking on F2 switches the Hard blocked to no

Just tried to connect on wlan and it worked.


Many thanks to all who helped. Simple fix, I love it!

I didn't have much invested in this laptop, I took it from a recycling centre where it had been thrown away!
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LeithR

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:27    Post subject:  

Thanks Fossil, just got it sorted.
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don570


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:28    Post subject:  

Good!!!

Here's a tutorial about using rfkill
http://www.digimantra.com/linux/rfkill-enabledisable-wireless-linux-laptop/
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LeithR

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 03:55    Post subject:  

Many thanks Don.
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JPsDad

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 22:45    Post subject: Broadcom b43xx supporting Puppy
Subject description: Try Tahr64 vers6.0
 

I have an iMac with the Broadcom b4321 WLAN. I found that Tahr64 6.0 connects wirelessly, then I tried 6,0,2 still ok. Next 6.0.5 no WLAN card found. Same story with 6.0.6. I then tried going back and 6.0.2 no longer worked. These were all from internal CD-RW. I will be following through all your did to see if I can understand and fix the later versions of Tahr.
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