Linux WiFi: operation not possible due to RF-kill

Usually this is enough to solve this use

/etc/init.d/network-manager stop

root@springfield:~# rfkill list all
0: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
1: sony-wimax: WiMAX
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
2: sony-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
4: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes

5: i2400m-usb:1-1.5:1.0: WiMAX
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
9: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

root@springfield:~# rfkill unblock all

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