Ubuntu – Airplane mode not responding, activated by default

15.10airplane-modeintel-wirelesswireless

System info:
Asus K501UB, i7 6500, 8GB ram
Ubuntu 15.10 x64

Problem:

  1. By default, the airplane mode is on.

  2. The keyboard Fn+F2 does not work at changing it.

  3. If I try sudo rfkill list I get

    1: asus-wlan: wireless LAN
    Soft Blocked: yes
    Hard Blocked: no
    2: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft Blocked: yes
    Hard Blocked: no
    3: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft Blocked: yes
    Hard Blocked: no
    
  4. If I try sudo rfkill unblock all I get

    1: asus-wlan: wireless LAN
    Soft Blocked: no
    Hard Blocked: no
    2: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft Blocked: no
    Hard Blocked: no
    3: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft Blocked: no
    Hard Blocked: yes
    
  5. There is no physical switch to turn on and off wifi or airplane mode (that I know of). It works perfectly in windows 10.

  6. If I try to access by the GUI, the state of the airplane LED is inverted to what the Airplane Mode switch says. (switch says Airplane mode OFF, LED is ON and vice versa)

  7. iwconfig returns everything related to wlp3s0 in an OFF state and no reference to phy0. What the hell is wlp3s0 ?

  8. lspci -nn returns amongst other things

     03:00.0 Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 [8086:095a] (rev59)
    

Best Answer

Run this in terminal

sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/asus.conf <<< "options asus_nb_wmi wapf=4"

and reboot.

This should unblock wireless. But there may be other issues with Intel 7265 adapter.