I wanted to try creating a wireless hotspot for learning purposes, and followed the answers in this post. I didn't like the result, and after also trying create_ap, I decided I wanted to undo everything, which included uninstalling
hostapd and restarting, my wifi no longer shows up in my network applet. Doing a
rfkill list all shows a soft block:
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 1: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
I can do
rfkill unblock wifi or
rfkill unblock all which will change soft blocked state to
no, but I am still unable to use my wifi.
Is there a way to undo the damage or reinstall my wifi? I am running Linux mint 19.3, which is based on Ubuntu 18.04. I have HWE installed.
Wireless info script dump: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/DvZhggr6qY/
EDIT: at some point my wifi soft blocks stopped happening after rebooting. I'm unsure why.