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01-12-2013, 05:46 AM #1
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[SOLVED] ifconfig wlan0 up unknown error 132 with b43 driver - dell laptop
Ok after scouring the internet for this shit I solved it myself. This is tested on Dell Inspiron 2200 your situation may be different.
aids@yourmomsbox#: ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
aids@yourmomsbox#: dmesg | tail -20
b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
aids@yourmomsbox#: rfkill list 1: phy1: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
you may be able to enter the following command to enable the card if the previous does not work for you:
rfkill unblock all
If you have the rtl8187 driver and see "wireless radio switch turned off" on your dmseg report, here's the fix from backtrack for you:
root@bt:~# rmmod rtl8187 root@bt:~# rfkill block all root@bt:~# rfkill unblock all root@bt:~# modprobe rtl8187 root@bt:~# rfkill unblock all root@bt:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
If you are still running into problems and your rfkill list is showing no blocks, reboot the computer with the wlan0 card in its enabled state and it shouold work after that.