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How to turn the wifi on and off in my Compaq 620 laptop?
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mahaju


Joined: 11 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Oct 2013, 09:03    Post subject:  How to turn the wifi on and off in my Compaq 620 laptop?
Subject description: Using the special keyboard key
 

I have puppy slacko non pae frugal in a bootable usb which I use to boot up the laptop, which is Compaq 620. It has a key to enable and disable the wifi. I do not know the technical name for such a key so I will try to describe what it's like. It is exactly like any other key on the keyboard, but has a small led at the corner. Normally the LED is orange, which means wifi is turned off. When Wifi is turned on, it should become blue. In Windows it turns blue as soon as I press it (wifi on), and turns to orange if I press it again (wifi off). However I never seem to be able to do it in puppy when I want to. If I just toggle on the button randomly sometimes it turns on, but then it doesn't turn off. I haven't yet understood how it is supposed to be done.

Is there any command that I can issue through the terminal, which will definitely turn it on and off (or toggle its state)?

If I go to network setup and click on test wlon0, it turns on for the duration of the test, so I am supposing this should be possible.
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chapchap70

Joined: 18 Nov 2010
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Location: The Island Of Long (NY, USA)

PostPosted: Fri 11 Oct 2013, 09:59    Post subject:  

If your laptop works like mine, it should turn on automatically during the boot process without pressing the key. Do you have to press the wifi key to get it to work in Windows or does wifi become enabled automatically?

What happens when you try to enter your SSID and password? I find that frisbee works well in Slacko. I forget exactly what you click in the system tray but it should be easy to find. Setup networking?
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Oct 2013, 14:59    Post subject:  

Try in console:

Code:
rfkill unblock all


After that are you able to toggle the wifi?

Usage:

Code:
rfkill --help
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mahaju


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Oct 2013, 19:56    Post subject:  

yes
rfkill unblock all seems to work
Thank you very much
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