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

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Get devices name on the network

As in the title i wanted to know all the devices name on the network. I've already tried without great success many commands found on the web, but nothing worked like i wanted to. Basically, when i ...
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Fedora 20 KDE: shortcut for airplane mode

is there a possiblity to have a Keyboard shortcut (e. g. fn + f10) for the airplane mode (Switch off all wifi Connections) under KDE (Fedora 20)?
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Linux Networking Bootup script takes too long

I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian. During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in ...
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Linux Mint losing/dropping/forgetting network connection spuriously

In what may be the most annoying wifi problem of my life, Linux Mint 17.1 64bit xfce can't seem to stay connected to its current wifi network. The intervals are as narrow as 5 minutes, and as wide as ...
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Wifi not working on compaq 6715b running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get WIFI running on an old compaq 6715b laptop. It does not show up in iwconfig, so I assume that I need to install drivers. I've tried using ndiswrapper, and tried "sudo apt-get install ...
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monitor mode capturing wifi

I have a network, which has 2 nodes (a phone, a MacBook) both are connected to same wireless network, I know the SSID and password for the wireless network password: mypassword ssid: myssid security: ...
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Wifi not getting connected

I installed Linux mint 17 on my PC a month back. I did not have any issues of WiFi until 2-3 days back. 2-3 days back I updated few packages through the update manager and since then the WiFi is not ...
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How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA?

Environment BeagleBone Black running Debian 7.7 nmcli tool, version 0.9.4.0 I tried some command examples to get started, however none helps me to add a connection and connect. Devices # nmcli ...
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How to enable and configure WiFi in debian 7 wheezy.?

I just installed the debian 7 wheezy, but WiFi is not working. I visited the debian wiki pages but they have already mentioned there that the broadcom chip BCM43142, 4e4:4365 is not supported by the ...
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Getting to work Hostapd with RTL8192CU chipset on IPFire

I've got IP Fire set up on my RPi and despite the RTL8192CU chipset working with a bit of tweaking from a guide I found, it doesn't seem to work with hostapd on IPFire. The TP-Link USB dongle flashes ...
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ip link set dev wlan0 up fails on LFS-7.6 linux 3.18.7

I set up Linux from Scratch 7.6 with the kernel 3.18.7 on a Lenovo Yoga13. However, udev does not load the rtl8723au driver needed to run its Wi-Fi card. I needed to compile the driver manually, and ...
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Wireless realtek rtl8187se [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba laptop with an integrated wireless rtl8187se. I'm using Backtrack 4 and Kali Linux 1.0. The problem is I can't capture any handshakes even between the laptop and my router. When I ...
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Wireless rtl8187se

I have a Toshiba laptop with an integrated wireless rtl8187se. I'm using Backtrack 4 and Kali Linux 1.0. The problem is I can't capture any handshakes even between the laptop and my router. When I ...
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Enable access to WLAN

I was given a Acer Aspire One A110 Netbook (ca. 6 years old) with Ylmf OS. It's the first time I own a computer running on LINUX. So I am unexperienced with it. So far I get along quite well, but one ...
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How can I count 802.11 beacons from a SSID network I'm connected to?

Does anyone know of a way to count 802.11 beacons for the network you're already connected to? Doesn't matter if its an Access Point or Adhoc network as both will issue 802.11 beacons. I'm asking ...
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debian wifi connection keeps dropping and establishing

My wifi connection keeps dropping and establishing with 1 second periods for 5 minutes or so, in a random moment in the day. Here is the dmesg output: (the same output produced million times) ...
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How to set up wifi hotspot with 802.11n mode?

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 (ok, one is actually Mint 17.1, but that's based on Ubuntu 14.04), and I am looking to use one as a wi-fi hotspot for the other. Both computers have identical ...
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How can I configure the default transmission rate for 802.11 (“WiFi”) in Debian 7 GNU/Linux?

I need to lower the transmission rate of my IEEE 802.11g network interface controller to have acceptable packet loss ratio (< 0.5 %), otherwise it becomes very high (> 50 % is ...
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catch kernel panic log

My Mint Cinnamon system on Lenovo g565 keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem may be somehow connected with network and desktop environment, because either plugging ethernet cable ...
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Connecting MiFi via USB and usb_modeswitch

A bit of background: I have a E586 MiFi. (You can insert a SIM card and connect to it either via wireless or via USB.) My SIM card is a German Vodafone Ultracard, i.e. it is assigned to the same ...
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Cyborg cannot connect to wifi

Good evening! I am using Cyborg (a Disro but is just like Kali linux) I am having trouble connecting to wifi. I used this guide for help, but the state of my wireless card seems to stay DOWN. Link to ...
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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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Wireless Adapter stopping to work and giving errors after a while

I find myself working on an old computer on which I installed a lightweight distro (AntiX). Since my actual computer died a week ago and I'll have to do stuff with a computer, I'll have to use this ...
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hostapd file not running

i get some error in my hostapd file saying random: Trying to read entropy from /dev/random Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf ctrl_interface_group=0 Could not read interface ra0 flags: No ...
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Do Access points use softMAC or hardMAC?

I am trying to understand the working of wireless in linux. I started with wpa_supplicant, hostapd applications with the help of their documentation and source code.Understood the flow and basic ...
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Updating drivers for wifi access in kali linux?

I'm trying to run Kali Linux in a Virtual Machine (on a debian system if that matters). Airmon-ng isn't recognizing wlan0 and all of my googling brings up tutorials that say to download the June 26 ...
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BCM43142 Won't Work With Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x64

I have posted this on the official Mint forums as well, thought I'd cross-post here to see if I can get alternate suggestions I can try. I initially tried the bcmwl-kernel-source from 'Driver ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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using linux mint 17, how can i connect to my school's wifi?

At school, using my windows 8.1 drive, I am automatically prompted with a login page on my default browser once I click on their wifi connection under Network Connections. I sign in using my username ...
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kernel panic - get log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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No wlan0 after updating kali

I installed Kali using VMware. Asus usb n14 wifi was recognized after installation, but after updating kali and restarting, the device is no longer recognized. After running sudo iwconfig only eth0 ...
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Disable rate control in linux wireless driver

I need to evaluate the performance of a few wireless cards at different bitrates. I found out that "minstrel" algorithm continuously adjusts this rate. Can someone point me to 'how I can manually ...
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Kali Linux - Wireless Adapter Gets Disconnected When Using Wireless Tools

I am running Kali Linux on a Desktop PC, (not a virtual machine) and I am using a Belkin Wireless adapter to access the WIFI. But every time I run an attack such as Airodump-ng or Aircrack-ng, or even ...
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Provide security settings before connecting over WiFi in Mint 17

A little while ago I upgraded my laptop from Linux Mint 16 to 17. Everything went fine, but now I can no longer connect to a specific wireless network that I have at work. When I try to connect, it ...
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Kali Linux - Wireless Adapter: airodump-ng wlan0 - Error

I am doing a project on Kali Linux's airodump-ng command. Though, whenever I try to execute this command on a virtual machine (Virtual Box) with a Wireless USB adapter, I get this message as appose to ...
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connman connections extremely flaky and slow

I'm trying to configure my system to be able to connect via either ethernet or wifi with connman. I was able to hotplug my ethernet with systemctl restart dhcpcd.service previously, but I'd like to ...
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Laptop doesn't detect my wifi signal

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop and have updated the wireless drivers. My laptop detects all wireless signals around but not mine. How can I resolve this issue?
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How to connect to several AP's using a single physical wlan interface?

For research purposes and concerning hardware limitations in an environment where my machine does not have more than one wifi adapter, I need to connect in several AP's at the same time to perform ...
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Spoofed mac resets to default when connects to network

I'm trying to change the mac address of the wifi card. I tryed with both ip link set wlan0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and macchanger, and I'm able to change it, but when NetworkManager try to connect, ...
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Cannot connect to wireless network with Ralink MT7601

I have been busy with my new Raspberry Pi B+ the whole day. I am trying to get on the wireless network. Here the steps I performed: Check on kernel # uname -a Linux kali 3.12.26 #1 PREEMPT Thu AUg ...
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How can I switch between “wl” and “b43” wifi modules without rebooting?

If I restart my computer with the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist b43 blacklist ssb blacklist wl Then I can either modprobe wl (broadcom STA, works well) or modprobe b43 ...
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No option to up TX-Power in Kali Linux

I want to make my TX-Power but I don't have the option. When I type iwconfig i get this: wlan0 802.11b/g link ESSID:"296033" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: ...
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Picking the right txpower for wifi card

The wifi card on my laptop is a Realtek RTL8723BE. I'm having some issues with it. The arch linux wiki suggests lowering the txpower on my wifi card. I want to give this a shot, but I don't really ...
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Install rtl8188etv/rtl8188eu driver on Orange-Pi

I'm trying to install the wifi driver on Orange-Pi board. The real chip is rtl8188etv but the driver is the same. I have compiled 3.4.105+ Kernel to have the headers: mkdir ...
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No FIOS Network After Zorin 9 Install on Wireless Desktop PC

A friend has a home Verizon FIOS network, connected thusly: Verizon wired/wireless Router > wireless ASUS Windows 7 Desktop PC > wireless HP Windows 8.1 Laptop > wireless HP All-in-One Printer. Note ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 Wireless DNS Issue

I'm quite new to using Kubuntu and have run into issues with the wireless connection on Kubuntu 14.10. The wireless connection says that it is connected, and I can ping IP addresses of other devices ...
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Ubuntu/Mint (trusty) : Wifi keeps shutting down

I Run Mint on my desktop and I'm facing a very annoying problem : wifi keeps shutting down after a few minutes or a few hours and it never comes back automatically. To restore network, I have to ...
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Where does Linux store Wifi passwords?

I am going to write a simple replacement for Ubunutu's NetworkManager. Is there any place where the Wifi network passwords would be stored in Linux? I know about ...
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Correctly populating wpa_supplicant.conf from iwlist scan results [duplicate]

I am wondering how I can tell that my wpa_supplicant.conf file is both sufficient and valid. When running iwlist scan outputs ESSID:"wifi" Protocol:IEEE 802.11bgn Mode:Master Frequency:2.412 GHz ...
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DNS suddenly stops working for a particular network on a particular machine, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG

I'm staying somewhere for a while where there are two wifi networks. One's mediocre, one sucks. The mediocre one worked fine on my HP machine with a Realtek card running Mint for several days. ...