How to fix the grayed out "Enable Wireless" problem in Ubuntu. This is a quick tutorial on how to solve the problem with enabling the wireless interface in Ubuntu.
Sometimes, Ubuntu will report the Wireless LAN turned off because the physical hardware switch is switched off, even if the switch is actually on. The "Enable Networking" option is selectable, but the "Enable Wireless" option is grayed out.
Running the "ifconfig wlan0 up" command gives you a message saying the operation isn't possible due to RF-Kill.
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If you are going to leave a comment telling me that this did not work for you, and you're asking for help, please give me more to work with than "This did not work. Please fix". I would love to help you guys out, I'm just going to need a little more information to work with.
-Tell me what position the physical switch is set to.
-Was there any error message when you tried to unblock?
-What exactly happened when you performed the "rfkill unblock xxxx"?
-Any other information you can think of.
Cheers, and good luck!
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