lspci reports model :AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Fedora 17, Toshiba Satellite L730.
It is detected but cannot be turned on in network manager giving an error stating "wireless is disabled by hardware switch".
It has NO hardware switch, only a keyboard shortcut (FN/F8 in this case) which works in Windows _of course_...
I googled and discovered a command line utility called rfkill, missing from default install of FC17 _of_course_...
It reports :
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
I ran :
rfkill unblock all
but it keeps reporting same hard blocked.
I tried toggling the FN/F8 key & then repeat the kill all but keeps reporting same hard blocked.
There is no BIOS setting to enable. There is no physical switch to enable.
Im out of ideas?