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  • Getting WIFI Wireless to work under Lubuntu 14.40 on a Thinkpad X100E
    10/30/2014 1:02PM

    This represented over an hour of my life.

    After upgrading to Lubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Lenovo Thinkpad X100E, I was unable to enable the wifi adapter. 

    In a terminal window "rfkill list" showed that wlan0 was soft-blocked. Enabling it using rfkill did not solve my problem as the UI would continue to show wifi as disabled.

    Clicking on nm-applet would continue to show "Wifi disabled". 

    After over an hour of searching around the solution presented itself.

    Right click on nm-applet and click on the Enable Wifi item on /that/ menu. If you left click, "Enable Wifi" is greyed out. If you right click, a different menu is presented with a working "Enable Wifi" item.