Re: Wireless stopped working

On Sunday 21 of November 2010 23:53:40 David Björkevik wrote:
> Hi List,
> After an upgrade to NetworkManager-0.8.1-10.git20100831.fc14.i686
> (Fedora RPM), wireless networking is no longer usable on my Lenovo
> ideapad S12, which uses the broadcom "wl" driver.
> The "Enable Wireless" menu item is unchecked. If clicked, it doesn't get
> checked and nothing else seems to happen.
> Using command line tools, wireless networking seems to work just fine
> (I've only tried scanning).
> After downgrading to NetworkManager-0.8.1-9.git20100831.fc14.i686,
> everything works "fine". The quotes are there because the old behaviour
> isn't quite optimal either; the wireless network needs to be manually
> enabled after each boot, and it takes a minute or so before any networks
> are found.
> Is there an easy fix or workaround?  How can I debug the problem further?
> Regards,
> David

Wireless can be disabled due to several things: by hardware switch, driver 
issues, user disablement, etc.

Please check and report output of these commands:
1. rfkill list
2. nmcli nm
3. cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

Also include /var/log/message where we will see state of Wi-Fi in NM logs.

There was a change to this to decouple rfkill state and user preference on Wi-
rpm -q --changelog NetworkManager | head -n 5
* Mon Nov 01 2010 Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> - 0.8.1-10
- core: preserve WiFi Enabled state across reboot and suspend/resume

* Fri Oct 15 2010 Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> - 0.8.1-9
- core: fix suspend/resume regression (rh #638640)

and the actual commit (with description of the change)


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