I have a Asus K501UQ with an Intel which worked fine on my Windows partition. I've put on Elementary OS (Loki) but the card is disabled and I'm not able to enable it.
rfkill list all
0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
So perhaps it's because the interface is hard blocked but I'm not sure why there are two Wireless LAN interfaces listed here.
lshw -class network
*-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: enp2s0 version: 10 serial: 34:97:f6:15:c5:38 size: 1Gbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8168g-3_0.0.1 04/23/13 ip=192.168.0.11 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s resources: irq:127 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:df204000-df204fff memory:df200000-df203fff *-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface product: Wireless 7265 vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlp3s0 version: 59 serial: 48:45:20:c5:c9:1b width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=4.4.0-59-generic firmware=19.324151.0 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:132 memory:df100000-df101fff
If I perform:
sudo sudo ifconfig wlp3s0 up
I get the error:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
I'm assuming this is because phy0 is hard blocked. As far as I'm aware there's no physical switch on my laptop and it works if I boot into Windows. I've hit the limit of my knowledge, any help would be greatly appreciated.