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11-09-2013

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Wifi is hardware disabled

2013-11-09, 14:43 PM

Hi there,

 

In my Yoga 2 pro, the Intel wireless-n 7260 chip is hardware disabled when using linux.

 

I checked it with fedora, ubuntu and suse. The output of "rfkill list" is always the same:

 

0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
.
.
.

 

How do i unlock it?

 

I have a dual boot with ubuntu & win 8.1 right now.

 

Thanks

Michael

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2013-11-11, 11:25 AM

For others with the same problem, here's how i solved it:

 

There is a module called "ideapad_laptop" that prevents the wifi module to start.

 

A good workaround is to disable that module by blacklisting it. This worked for me with Ubuntu and Xubuntu. This guy seems to have done the same thing on fedora.

 

Make a new file for your personal blacklist

$ sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/myownblacklist.conf

 and add an entry for the module

blacklist ideapad_laptop

 

reboot and you are good to go!

 

 

To only disable the module without blacklisting it, do that:

sudo modprobe -r ideapad_laptop

 

Michael

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03-18-2014

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2014-03-18, 2:51 AM
Thank you so much, Michael!! After a few days of trying dozens of commands, diverse wireless packages, drivers and combinations of the above on my yoga-211 I found your post that worked for me :D

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04-08-2014

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2014-04-09, 6:51 AM

This solution not work for not pro version :(

 

Try solving here also:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Yoga-2-13-not-Pro-Linux-Warning/m-p/1513008/highlight/false#M5922

Vendor: LENOVO
Version: 96CN17WW(V1.03)
Release Date: 12/24/2013
BIOS Revision: 1.23

With kernel
3.14.0-gentoo without ideapad_laptop module

Wifi work until fist boot linux, after not work even in Windows. In bios it is enabled.

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06-30-2014

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2014-06-30, 0:48 AM

hello how do i "add an entry for the module"  this has me stumped. thank you. joey

 

 

 and add an entry for the module

blacklist ideapad_laptop

 

reboot and you are good to go!

 

 

 

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01-16-2014

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2014-08-22, 0:08 AM
if i am using win 8.1 64 bit, can anyone have an idea how to unblock it?
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11-22-2014

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2014-11-22, 19:58 PM
I solved it for my Yoga2 13 (not pro) by loading the module this guy implemented (step-by-step in his post):

http://billauer.co.il/blog/2014/08/linux-ubuntu-yoga-hardware-blocked-wireless-lan/

After it worked on Linux, it started working with Win 8.1 after a reboot. I did it all from a Live Linux on a USB stick, I didn't need to install Linux.

As can be seen, it was a fix on the wifi driver for Linux. It is about time Lenovo/Intel release a wifi driver for Win 8.1 that also solves it.
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04-09-2020

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Re: Wifi is hardware disabled

2020-04-09, 14:25 PM
Thank you very much!!! It worked for my Yoga 920 as well.
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