turning off the wireless network radio

Maciej Milewski milu at dat.pl
Tue Jul 14 10:20:32 UTC 2009

Dnia wtorek 14 lipiec 2009 o 07:38:49 Chad Perrin napisał(a):
> I'm having a real bitch of a time trying to figure out how to shut down
> the wireless adapter's radio.  The driver module won't unload as long as
> the adapter is active, and neither ifconfig nor iwicontrol are providing
> a solution either.
> I'm using (as you may have guessed by mention of iwicontrol) an Intel
> wireless adapter, with if_iwi.ko as my driver module.  It's an Intel
> PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection according to pciconf -lv.
> Thanks in advance.
You can try doing this by software switch:
sysctl -a | grep rfkill
dev.ath.0.rfkill: 0
This switch should disable radio.
I don't know if it is supported by iwi driver but you can try.

Maciej Milewski

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