Ubuntu – Turning down wireless button turns down external usb wireless. Lubuntu 12.10

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I searched in other topics without luck.

I've got an Eeepc 1000h and lubuntu 12.10.

When I turn down my laptop wireless capability (FN+F2) it turns down the usb external antenna as well.

I don't want to exclude for ever my internal wireless (as suggested in other answers) I would like to turn down wireless with its button leaving USB-external-wifi ON. As it is intended to be.

Any chance to get this working?

Thanks in advance.

rfkill list all

0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
4: phy2: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

Best Answer

Adding some infos.

With

sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower off

it turns off both. Anyway in 20 seconds it turns on automatically. (and the led stays on, btw)

The only solution I can get by myself is to turn it down via BIOS. What an ugly workaroud :-(

Expert needed here!