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Re: Banging my head accessing my wifi

On Wednesday 04 November 2009 17:13:51 Kevin Ross wrote:
> > From: Mathieu Malaterre [mailto:mathieu.malaterre@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 3:07 PM
> > On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Tim Tebbit <ttebbit@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> > >> Here is part of dmesg:
> > >> [   32.056564] iwlagn 0000:0c:00.0: Radio disabled
> > >> by HW RF Kill switch
> > > Does this mean the radio switch is in the "off" position?
> > I do not understand what you mean. How do I turn this thing on ?
> You don't say what kind of computer you have, but many laptops have an
> actual switch on the edge of the computer that is used to turn on/off wifi
> and Bluetooth.  I know my Thinkpad does.

Failing that, my "HW RF Kill switch" on this Inspiron E1505 is Fn+F2; F2 has a 
blue picture of a tower with "radio waves" coming out of it.  I think it is 
odd that my HW (hardware) switch only works when my computer is on, and 
probably involves SMM (system management mode) part of my BIOS software.
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