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

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How to connect to wifi on a Gnome 2.24.1 system?

A friend gave me an old laptop running Gnome 2.24.1. It's been in storage for years but seems to run fine, albeit with this old OS. Now, I don't know too much about Linux, but I'd like to set it up ...
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Using WiFi port as redundant link

I want to use WiFi port of my server as redundant link for copper connection to my home DSL router. My router if SAGEM 2704 with very limited functionality. So practically the only possibility is to ...
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How can I bind together several wifi adapters into one internet connection?

I would like to get around an unnecessary and extremely tight (20k) speed cap per wifi client on a wifi network providing internet. Each client passes through a captive portal that requires just ...
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iw: what's the default channel bandwidth?

I'm using the iw tool to configure a WiFi interface to sniff the air (monitor mode) on specific channel: ifconfig wlan0 down iw dev wlan0 set channel 1 iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor ifconfig wlan0 up ...
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Retrieve value of RTS threshold without iwconfig

Is there a way in OpenWrt to read the current value of the RTS threshold for a specific interface without installing iwconfig? What I'm looking for is the value of RTS thr that can be found in the ...
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wpa_supplicant ignore some networks

I am using wpa_supplicant and would like to add a rule so that my machine connects to any open network. I can do this with: network={ key_mgmt=NONE } Now I would like to blacklist some ...
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Location of wifi password/ssid in OpenELEC (Rasperry Pi version)

Where OpenELEC stores wifi password/ssid? Is it protected somehow or anybody who can get my SD card can read it? I unpacked my OpenELEC's squashfs image so I can browse freely inside its contents but ...
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Arch Linux not connecting to Wifi anymore

I have been using Arch Linux over a month now. I have used wifi-menu to connect to my Wifi Network. I run the command every time I start my laptop. wifi-menu always gives this error when I try to ...
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Connect to wifi using wifi-menu

I just got a Raspberry Pi (in a kit) and installed Arch Linux on it. I plugged in my WiFi dongle (which came in the kit) and I see that Linux has the driver for it. However, I still cannot connect to ...
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Dell Inspiron 6400 wifi not working with Joli OS 1.2 - tried various fixes

I have been using Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Kubuntu a while now. I've just installed Joli OS on an old Dell inspiron 6400. I've read loads of fixes to get the wifi working but to no avail. I have tried the ...
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How can I know if a network is password-protected before connecting to it?

What command can I run to determine the security of a wireless network, without needing to connect to it? I want to know if it needs a password to connect or if it's a public network without security. ...
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CLI network management

I've set up a console typewriter: a laptop with a minimal Debian install and no X server. I use it as a typewriter and I use wifi to sync my documents. I connect to wifi using wpa-supplicant. That ...
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DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my PC using netinstall. I can only use its wifi. My interface has been recognize by the system, and I've used: iwconfig wlan0 essid MY_HOME_AP (I've switched ...
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Why doesn't WPA handshake occur?

[root@notebook /opt/aircrack-ng] dmesg -C [root@notebook /opt/aircrack-ng] aireplay-ng --test wlan0 ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ...
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How do I authenticate to a wireless provider's “open” network without using a browser?

This sort of a setup seems to be common in shopping malls and airports. In Western Canada Shaw provides such a service and calls it "Shaw Open". I'm pretty sure other locales have similar services ...
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Create a wifi hotspot on Gnome 3 / Arch Linux

I'm trying to create a wifi hotspot in gnome shell and Arch Linux. I open "System Settings" > "Network", then I select "wifi" on the LH side and click "Use as Hotspot..." on the bottom. The system ...
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Can't install iwlwifi driver in Crunchbang

i just installed Crunchbang 10 to my Laptop in dual boot with win7, my wlan card is a Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230. I saw i had no wifi, so I tried to install the driver from here, by ...
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Status of 5GHz support for 802.11 WiFi devs in BSD (2014)

To put it simply, 2.4GHz band doesn't work anymore due to the plethora of various Wi-Fi and other devices, whereas 5GHz is still almost entirely empty. Do any of the BSDs -- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, ...
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Debian 6 NDISwrapper doesn't install correctly

I'm using Debian 6. I've been trying to set up the Netgear N300 WiFi (model number WNA3100) adapter but haven't been successful. The Ndiswrapper was installed from .deb packages which I downloaded on ...
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FreeBSD on RPi doesn't see TP-Link wifi dongle

I've installed FreeBSD 10 on a Raspberry Pi via Crochet. I'm trying to get it to work with a TP-Link TL-WN727N v3 USB wifi adapter, which should be supported and seems to work for others (though ...
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What exactly is happening when I run `netctl-auto enable-all`?

My wifi connection has been dying very regularly. I notice when I run netctl-auto enable-all I reconnect within 5 seconds every time. (My connection has dropped twice while posting this.) Why does ...
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Wi-Fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop - take two

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 N card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wi-Fi works on and off. When it's down, it still connects to the network and obtains an IP address, but ping to the ...
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Why can't I connect to a hidden SSID in Edubuntu?

I'm running a godforsaken version of Edubuntu and I'm trying to get it to connect to a wifi with a hidden SSID. I've scoured the internet for the past hour or so, trying to find anything similar and ...
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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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wpa_supplicant and signal strength

I use wpa_supplicant to handle a connection to specific SSID. I added the wpa_supplicant to default runlevel in order to start it at the boot time. I have this question however; Is it any program, ...
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Fedora unable to detect USB or wireless networks? [closed]

I installed Fedora(Gnome) 19 on a Dell Inspiron with Intel i3 processor, and a factory built-in Windows 7 home premium OS. The installation process completed successfully. But now when I log into ...
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Arch wifi keeps dropping

I recently installed Arch, wifi has been messing around. Dropping and generally not connecting. I fixed it by ruling it was DHCP not getting a lease in time, I assigned a static IP and all is good. ...
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Tips for debugging WiFi on the command line?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Thnkpad X1 Carbon. My Wifi card is Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] I normally connect to open WiFi networks using the commands sudo iw dev wlan0 connect ...
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Enabling carl9170 in xconfig

I am building the sunxi-linux kernel for a cubieboard and I need the carl9170 driver to make a usb wifi adapter work. I am using the 3.4 sunxi kernel, and no matter what I do in xconfig, I cannot ...
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WiFi error wpa_supplicant

I have a problem with the wpa_supplicant program. My problem is about the use of wpa_cli which needs wpa_supplicant. Error when I'm executing sudo wpa_cli: Could not connect to wpa_supplicant The ...
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dhcpd on two network interface how to?

I have an embedded system that has Ethernet and wifi. I want to setit up in a way that it provides IP to both interfaces. The system uses BusyBox. and I an new in this area. can you provide a sample ...
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ath9k 802.11n 300Mbps at low speed

I'm testing my new home 802.11n network. router - slax 7, kernel 3.8.2, AR9382 mini pci-e (sparklan WPEA-121N) wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"xyz" Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz ...
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Make error while installing wifi driver offline

I need to install Kali Linux updates without Internet access on my laptop. I think I need to do this because I'm trying to install the wifi driver but I get an error when I try to make: make ...
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dhcp settings wifi radar linux mint

I am trying to connect to my wifi network. Using the standard connection manager in linux mint 13 xfce was not a good idea. No wifi networks are shown there. and when I left-click on it, the wireless ...
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Wifi on Fedora trouble

My university's WiFi is particularly unfriendly to Linux, and the only way to make WiFi work is to repeatedly "forget" the network settings for the student network, re-enter all the data about the ...
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File sharing between Windows, Linux and Android over network

I have a desktop running Windows 7, a laptop running OpenSUSE 13.1 and an Android 4.1 Tablet, all connected to the same network via a router (the desktop through a LAN cable and the others via WiFi). ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad s440 network

Does anybody know how to configure wifi on Lenovo ThinkPad s440 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I can't configure it even with LAN. But anyway, wifi is the first thing I need. I can't find any driver for linux. ...
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Laptop wifi connectivity dependent on other devices being connected (RaspPi Access Point)

I've been trying to setup a Raspberry Pi as a WiFi router using hostapd, yet have encountered a strange issue when trying to connect: Laptop (Macbook Pro 2009) finds WiFi network, yet fails to ...
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DHCP and WiFi Connectivity

If WiFi Dongle is associated successfully to Access-Point then is there any way to get notification ? I want to run some script (dhclient), if and only if, association is successful. Only way, that ...
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How can I prefer one wifi network over another?

From my home I have access to my home wifi network as well as a public network that is deployed throughout the city. The public network has a lower signal strength and is unprotected. However, my ...
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What is the algorithm that the `iw` command uses for choosing an Access Point for a given Wifi network?

Suppose I am in an area with a lot of Wireless AP's for a particular SSID. If I run the command sudo iw dev wlan0 connect <ESSID> How does iw decide which AP to connect to? It does not seem ...
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Unable to reconnect to a WiFi network on Fedora 20?

Problem After leaving my Fedora 20 laptop running overnight, I open it back up and it prompts me to re-enter the password for my home WiFi network. The password is already typed in and censored, but ...
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Best distro for using Google Docs on old computer [closed]

I've got an old computer that had XP on it. It's got an AMD Athlon 1.1 GHz processor, 1 GB of PC133 RAM, a 20GB IDE hard drive, a Belkin wireless card with the RT2560 chipset, and an NVidia TNT2 ...
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wi-fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wifi worked fine until it stopped a couple of days or maybe weeks ago. Now it's mostly off with some on episodes. ...
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Fedora 20 - wifi hotspot almost work but something wrong

I have a Sony Vaio notebook with WiFi, and need to setup a hotspot (an ad-hoc one) under Fedora 20. I successfully did it under Debian and SuSE, but under Fedora I am struggling to understand the ...
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How do I go about removing all my wifi tools in Arch?

My wifi setup is messed up and I keep disconnecting. I want to start from scratch, so I need to know how to thoroughly remove all my wifi tools. I don't want to forget some errant config file and ...
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Speed optimize hostapd / wireless backports

I have an ARM9 CPU at 300MHz board with embedded Linux 2.6.32 running hostapd with dnsmasq. For wifi I use the linux-backports with an ath9k_htc usb wifi-dongle. I have tested the wifi-speed from ...
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802.11ac Support in Fedora 20 (or any latest linux distro)

I bought a new HP Envy jt100 laptop (with an upgraded wireless card -- 802.11ac). The default OpenSUSE distro doesn't recognize the wireless card! I'm going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it, ...
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WiFi USB stick not recognised by BeagleBone Black

I'm trying to set up a TP-LINK TL-WL725N v2 WiFi USB stick on my BeagleBone Black. However, it doesn't even appear to be recognised, i.e. it doesn't show up in the output of lsusb: $ lsusb Bus 001 ...
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Wifi works in local, no internet connection. Debain 7

I installed debain on an old PC, the KDE version. I have internet over wired. I can connect to my router, I and can ping it over wifi - ping 192.168.1.1 is successful. I can ssh into other machines, ...