Saturday, October 29, 2011

Realtek RTL8187L - SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

WiFi NIC cards, which has Realtek RTL8187L chipset inside (eg Netgear WG111v3) often produce the following error when we try to turn it OFF and then ON:  "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132". This is a bug. The solution is running the following small script:

rmmod rtl8187
rfkill block all
rfkill unblock all
modprobe rtl8187
rfkill unblock all
ifconfig wlan0 up

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