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WLAN hard blocked

For a long time I was happy with my Debian install, everything was working fine and as expected… that is until, recent, update.

After normal kernel update (to another iteration of 3.16 version), something around mid January / February 2017, I did noticed that after reboot my laptop don’t bring up WLAN adapter up and states, in GNOME menu under Wi-Fi, that device is “Hardware disabled”.

Issuing command like:

ifconfig wlan0 up

resulted in:

SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill

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