WiFi is a networking technology permitting the exchange of information through wireless (radio) connections.

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Connecting to Verizon Mifi (wirelss hotspot) breaks everything

This question is obviously network related, but I thought it would be more appropriately placed in this forum because it's really not so much a connectivity issue. I recently got my hands on one of ...
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Automatically reboot, if no wifi connection for a certain time

It seems that my Raspberry Pi server loses wifi connection after a random time and is somehow not able to recover automatically. Usually a reboot done by hand resolves the problem. I would like to ...
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How to use a dongle as HotSpot on Linux?

I'm running Linux on a virtual machine on MAC OS. Currently, I've written a script to use a dongle to connect to a WiFi network and use web services. Now, I am looking to use my dongle as a WiFi ...
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Optimize hostapd for highest range

I have an Alfa Wifi dongle. This dongle should have a sensitivity of -100 dbi at 1 MBit speed. Is it enough to set hw_mode to "a" to get highest range? Are there other settings which have to get ...
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Once connection is lost wi-fi cannot be brought up again

I'm running Arch, using netctl-auto to connect, and it connects well. However, as soon as the connection is lost (e.g., timed out in a network where connection must be renewed after a period of ...
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Using Netis WF2123 Wifi Adapter on an AMD64 Ubuntu System

I'm having trouble getting the drivers for a Netis WF2123 wifi adapter to work under Linux Mint 17 (effectively Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) 64-bit. As it turns out the drivers are not available in any binary ...
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wpa_supplicant issue

We are using wpa_supplicant utility v2.2 for Wlan. Below is the configuration for the router: Mode: WEP Password: 12345678 Mode: WPA Password: 1122334455 The router's current mode is WEP and we ...
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Trying to understand Auto reconnect WIFI method

Iv'e found this method of reconnecting the WIFI dongle from this post , but want to be clear on how it works, before I try and implement it. 1) Go to /etc/ifplugd/action.d/ and rename the ifupdown ...
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How do I set the preferred wireless network in Linux Mint 17?

I'm currently in an environment with two wireless networks: OrganizationFoo, which is present pretty much everywhere I go, and OrganizationFooSubset, which is only present in a certain location. When ...
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Activate/deactivate WiFi on Lenovo B5400 under Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo B5400 with Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The Ethernet port works fine. How can I enable/disable the WiFi connection? I have no hardware button for this functionality. Under Windows I can press ...
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Change SSID while clients are connected [migrated]

If I change the SSID on a WiFi router, will all clients be disconnected? Or is it possible somehow to change the SSID and keep the connections of the connected clients?
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How can I prevent my wifi driver from going catatonic?

I'm using a Lenovo T430s with an Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 wireless chipset. On certain wireless networks, I experience frequent wifi lockups, which require me to reload the wireless ...
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CrunchBang Linux causes connection lost

I have a really weird problem with my newly installed CrunchBang OS. When turning on my laptop and trying to connect wirelessly, all the other computers in the network disconnect from the internet. ...
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Centrino N-6300 OpenBSD 5.5 - No Link

I have a Lenovo X230 with a Centrino N-6300 wifi card. I cannot get wifi to work on it. I did fw_upgrade I can do a ifconfig iwno scan I have the list of Wifi networks around including mine. ...
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HP Wifi printing problem

I have an HP PhotoSmart, under Debian 7.5. I'm trying to use my Wifi connection to print documents. It seems to work, but finally only prints the beginning of the pages I send. Any hints? With ...
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Weird Wi-Fi connection issue on Linux Mint 16

We have a LG-R590 laptop and an AirTies 5343 WLAN router at home. When the router broadcasts the SSID of the wireless home network I cannot connect to the network automatically, I have to connect to ...
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Arch Linux Ethernet to WiFi bridge

I want to use a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux to extend my WiFi network. My situation is that I have a spare WiFi router that I want to use to expand my WiFi reception range as well as give me a few ...
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No wireless networks after dhcp3-server installation

My laptop is both using a wired connexion and a wireless one. I installed dhcps3-server, after that I guessed that there is no wireless network displayed. What can I do to see available wireless ...
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How do I find out if my wireless card supports 5ghz?

I have the 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (rev c4) Hwo do I find out if that card/driver support 5 GHz?
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How can I make CentOS 6 treating WiFi flexibly like Ubuntu 12.04?

In my office, I have AT&T Uverse. The router is a 2wire 3600HGV. The WiFI is provided by a Cisco Linksys E1000 that is plugged in the 2wire device. With my notebook running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Why do I get “authentication” errors on this “Open” configuration?

I have the following ifcfg-wlan0 file: DEVICE=wlan0 BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=yes IPADDR=192.168.5.1 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 NETWORK=192.168.5.0 NAME=wlan0 USERCTL=no the following dhcpd.conf file: ...
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Can't connect to WiFi

I recently installed Arch but didn't set it up yet. In particular, I can't connect to WiFi, although it's visible (in Arch). When I click on it, nothing happens. What might be the issue? $ ip addr 1: ...
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Fluctuating wifi signal and random disconnects rtl8192ce

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a custom build. I have Encore wireless N300 PCI-E Adapter ( seen here ) The driver is available for download at this link as well. I am reading that a common fix for connection ...
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WiFi not working after restoring from hibernation (authentication times out)

My Intel 6205 wireless network card does not work after hibernating. It sometimes also does not work on boot, failing in the same way. Occasionally, it also stops working after ~10 minutes of ...
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IPv6 - how to force traffic destinated for same system but another interface to pass through the wireless network?

I want to perform some IPv6 stress testing (file transfer, flooding, Neighbor Discovery, etc) on wireless routers using a system which has two network interface cards. However, all traffic goes ...
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Two WiFi cards shown instead of WiFi and Bluetooth?

I have an Intel Centrino 6235 WiFi and Bluetooth card but I can't get the bluetooth working at all. The weird thing is that when I run lspci I get 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation ...
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Lenovo t440s fedora 20 WiFi authentication problem

In some WiFi networks, consistently in hotels so far, my computer cannot connect and prompts that authentication failed, when the password is correct. This is a very annoying problem that I don't know ...
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How do I edit the hotspot configuration for Network Manager?

Running Arch/Linux with everything up-to-date and I use network manager's built-in hotspot function to share my Internet. I'm trying to edit the configuration (mostly the password, as I don't like ...
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connecting to a wifi using wpa_supplicant

I have some problems connecting to my WiFi (WPA2, standard settings) using wpa_supplicant. My /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf is as follows: network={ ssid="MYWIFI" psk=******** } then my ...
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wificard goes into disabled state setting up AP in N-mode

I've recently set up an Access Point using the Ralink RT5390, using Linux Kernel 3.12.18. I'm using the rt2800usb module as the driver for the card, and rt2800.bin v0.29 as the firmware. The access ...
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How to associate using aireplay-ng [Reaver]?

I'm a bit of a noob (complete noob) and linux and wifi hacking have always fascinated me. I just started last week. I came across Reaver but it always fails to associate with the AP, and guides online ...
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Unable to connect to wireless

So I've been dual booting eOS with windows 7 for about 3 weeks now and I've absolutely loved it. I haven't had any problems until today. For some reason I cannot connect to my wireless router. I went ...
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How to set Ralink RT5390 into N mode using iw?

I'm working on supporting a new wifi card for my company. This is the first n mode card I've worked with, previously we've used iw to set the cards into either b or g mode as follows: case $mode in ...
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Madwifi VAP (and wlanconfig) modern equivalent

It appears that the Madwifi project is deprecated, so I am curious if there is a replacement for the wlanconfig utility that allowed users create Virtual APs. I did search for wlanconfig in my package ...
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Unstable wireless connection on Debian 7.5 with a AR9382 chipset

I recently reformatted my primary drive (I have a custom built machine based on a Clevo P150 chassis), and decided to opt for Debian (7.5 / Wheezy) after some years using Ubuntu. My issue - which I ...
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WiFi fails in LXLE 12.04.4

Installed LXLE 32-bit 12.04.4 on a Dell Inspiron B130. Networking works, WiFi fails. Has a Broadcom 4401-B0. Network applet shows WiFi greyed out, just like it did in the LiveUSB boot. lspci reports: ...
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problem with airmon-ng start waln0

I'm new in Kali Linux, I have a USB wireless adapter, Realtek RTL8187 wireless802.11b my command airmon-ng it shows the waln0, but when I type the command airmon-ng start waln0. It doesn't show ...
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Getting a list of WiFi networks nearby when the adapter is in AP mode

I am trying to get a list of wireless networks nearby while the adapter is acting as an access point but iwlist returns the following error: $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Interface doesn't ...
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Intel wireless 7260 card is slow; eventually hangs and is unable to reconnect

I have fresh install of Debian Jessie. My WiFi controller is Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73). My WiFi works really slowly and after 5-10 minutes it just hangs. It fails to reconnect for some ...
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Arch Linux: Unable to connect to internet post-installation reboot

So I somehow managed to install Arch Linux successfully. At the time of installation, I followed the official guide as well as this guide. During the installation, I had successfully connected to ...
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make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2 make[1]: *** [all] Error 2

I tried to install MADWIFI on my OpenMediaVault-Server. Any more information needed? I get this error, every time i enter make: root@NAS2024:/media/5703066A59887FF7/Dsys/madwifi-0.9.4# make Checking ...
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FreeBSD systat doesn't calculate upload speed/total on wlan0

When I call systat -if shows that wlan0 out traffic/peak/total are 0 kb(/s). I'm using wlan0 for networking, internet down/upload are working. The in traffic/peak/total are OK. The wifi chip is ...
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Wifi card not detected - Archlinux

I've recently installed Archlinux on my Asus N76V Notebook but the system doesn't seem to detect my wifi card. It is not listed in any of the normal detection commands : lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ...
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Ho to bridge wlan0 in AP mode and eth0 so that eth0 is static and wlan0 uses DHCP?

I have a router that provides internet access. Connected to this router is a desktop PC that has working eth0 (static IP address) and wlan0. Also connected to the router is a laptop which I use to ...
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Constant prompt for WPA2 password in Fedora

I asked on the Fedora forums but no one responded so I am asking here. I am on Fedora 20 with Gnome 3. My machine is the Dell XPS 13 which has an Intel 7260 rev 6b wireless card. I connect to my ...
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How to send data from serial port over wifi?

I have microcontroller device which reads data from sensors and sends it via Serial to USB converter (ftdi232 cable). This Serial to USB converter is connected to ARMv7 mini-computer - CuBox with ...
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Very weak wireless connection on Debian live image install

I'm having a problem with the wireless connection on a fresh install of Debian 7.4 which I didn't have before, I had Debian installed before and WiFi was working great, the only thing that changed ...
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Automatically run rfkill unblock on startup

I'm running Elementary OS on an old(er) HP Pavilion dm1. Unfortunately, on startup my wireless is hard disabled, and I need to run sudo rfkill unblock all to get it up and running. Works fine once I ...
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iw not detecting my usb Wifi card

I am using iw list command to determine whether my usb Wifi stick is supported by hostapd to create a Wifi hotspot or not. But iw seems not recognizing it. Here is the output of iwconfig:- ...
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While connecting to hidden SSID, Supplicant PAE state=HELD

Here details of my Wireless network hidden SSID (non-broadcast) The authentication protocol used is PEAP, which is a username and password protocol. The username and password are passed between the ...