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

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ath10k firmware not updated for 168c:0041

I'm running a Debian 8 system with an Atheros ath10k chipset. My wireless drivers won't activate, forcing me to use a USB dongle. It appears the drivers included with my kernel don't support my ...
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Is it possible to get the devtype of a USB wifi device?

I know udevadm info gives the devtype of disks as disk. However, how would I get the devtype of a usb wifi adapter? (ie wlan, wwan, etc)
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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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Why airmon-ng does not create a monitoring interface?

I am running a Kali Linux in a virtualbox. I want to test the security of my wifi router with airmon-ng etc. When I run airmon-ng start eth0 Kali should create an additional interface. However it ...
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Wifi stopped working, “Unknown symbol wireless_nlevent_flush”

As of this afternoon the wifi on my Dell XPS 13 stopped working (running Debian sid with kernel 4.4.0-1-amd64). lspci detects my wifi card, but ifconfig -a shows only the loopback interface. I tried ...
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My Network Adaptor is present, but using the command 'lshw' shows that the 'device is not claimed'. How to claim this driver/device?

I recently installed Linux Mint on my Dell Inspiron 3551 and everything works fine, except the WiFi network adaptor. I do not have an Ethernet port in my laptop and have to heavily rely on WiFi (I ...
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Broadcom driver on Kali Linux

I recently installed Kali Linux, switching from Scientific Linux. The only problem is my wireless driver, which doesn't want to install at all. lspci -nn | grep Net : 02:00.0 Ethernet controller ...
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Debian Linux WiFi hardware monitor for embedded applications

I have an embedded linux board that I am using for a mobile robotics platform. This particular board (beaglebone black - Debian Jessie - Kernel 4.1.x) has seen a few issues regarding long-term ...
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Edimax EW-7811UN Debian

I just installed Debian with xfce and am loving it except my wifi adapter doesn't work. As mentioned in the description, it is an Edimax EW-7811UN. My laptop is Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E running Debian ...
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How to setup wireless AP with two wifi cards and ethernet as WAN on debian?

I'm trying to build wireless AP with 2 Atheros cards (AR5413 / AR5414 both), and one ethernet card to act as WAN. I am also having doubts if I should use ath5k or madwifi drivers. I've tried both ...
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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working on Debian Jessie?

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with a Ralink RT3290 wireless card running Debian Jessie with kernel 3.12.9-1. This distro looks as if the wireless drivers were included, and from another post ...
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Unable to connect to wifi “IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP”

When I click on the wifi icon and the hotspot I want to connect to, nothing happens. Nothing at all. And here's my dmesg: [ 9647.582070] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp4s0: link is not ready [ ...
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Arch Linux - Wifi keeps disconnecting

I'm running Arch Linux and I use netctl for my wifi, but for some reason it keeps dropping every 5 minutes, especially fast if I don't use the internet for 5 seconds it seems. I have a USB wifi stick ...
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Loading new wlan driver

TL;DR. Two issues: can't get wlan0 working, can't get wpa_supplicant working. I compiled & installed kernel 4.4 (rev. eb4d55) with revamped rtl8xxxu support enabled. In order to compile ...
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(Linux Mint-17) Unable to connect to wireless network

I have installed Linux Mint-17 on my laptop. However, i am unable to connect to any wireless network. A red dot is flashed under the network icon on the bottom-right corner(near clock). I referred ...
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FreeBSD Broadcom BCM43225 Setup

I'm new to FreeBSD, it's working fine one my Laptop. Only problem is, that my wifi device isn't in ifconfig so I can't use it. I tried a lot of reading but I couldn't get it to work. How can I get my ...
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How to turn off Wireless power management permanently

In Linux Mint 17.3 iwconfig says the power management of wireless card is turned on. I want to turn it off permanently. sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off works, until I reboot the laptop. I read some ...
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Connection with hostapd stops working after 10 minutes

I have installed hostapd as package for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything is configured and works great for about 10 minutes; after that, packets start to get dropped and eventually I can't even connect. ...
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iwconfig shows lost association at regular intervals

I'm running Linux Mint with the i3 window manager and the i3statu bar. I had been noticing the the W: (wifi) status line of i3status would sometimes report "down" for a few seconds even though sending ...
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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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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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Distcc with zeroconf doesn't work through wi-fi access point

I've got some distcc build servers connected through wi-fi. I don't want use static IP's, I think zeroconf is better. But I can't see servers using distcc --show-hosts on my main machine (connected ...
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I am stuck connecting to the internet via a usb wifi stick

I am trying to set up a an internet connection through a usb wifi sticker in Linux. Here's the sequence I tried: iw dev This returns the name(?) of the Interface that I want to connect to: phy#0 ...
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Which are the “Mode” requirements for a wireless card to work with hostapd?

I need to transform a Linux box to an Access Point via hostapd. I've already tested it with an Atheros AR9485 wireless card, which supports AP Mode and Master Mode, and it works great. ...
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Wireless USB card not detected on Kali (armel) running on Android

I have a "TL-WN22N" that i want to use it with my Xiaomi Mi4i running Kali-rolling that was installed using "LinuxDeploy", What i want to do is to connect my wireless card to it, But obviously nothing ...
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Pinguy 11.04 wireless not working

I just installed Pinguy OS 11.04 (a derivative of Ubuntu) and I can't seem to get the wireless to work. I've tried everything on this question and a bunch of other stuff. I even reinstalled and that ...
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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

In Linux Mint 17.1 and 17.2 Cinnamon I have not been able to connect to eduroam wireless university networks. The reason is that I can't find out a way to enter network settings to change the security ...
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Wifi not working on Fedora 23 [duplicate]

I installed Fedora 23 32-bit on my DELL latitude E5500, everything went well -I guess- but my wifi is not activated and the indicator is not lit up, I checked the manual switch and it's on -so is my ...
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Installing Netis WF2190 driver on Ubuntu 14.04 w/ kernel 4.2.0-27-generic gives me an error: implicit declaration of function ‘strnicmp’

Linux # lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty uname # uname -a Linux qb123 4.2.0-27-generic ...
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Fedora 23 how to install driver for BCM43142 802.11?

I recently switched to Linux from Mac, and I am having a hard time getting the wireless to work on Fedora 23. I read many threads regarding this problem but none of them worked for me. I tried things ...
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Can't use the wireless internet on Zorin OS and Fedora

This question is not just depended on Zorin OS distribution. I am a Linux newbie, I just hardly installed Zorin OS on my computer. I can't use the wireless internet. When I opened the program called ...
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Wireless device not showing up

So i have a Product: VNT USB-802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter. I connected it to my computer today after not having it connected for awhile and it suddenly does not show up as a network adapter. I checked ...
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/proc/net/wireless does not show values unless run as root

cat /proc/net/wireless does not show statistics for wireless devices unless it is run as root, even though the permissions on the file are 444. The same seems to apply when accessing statistics via ...
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OpenWRT: TL-MR3020 Cannot SSH or TELNET into router flashed with custom OpenWRT bin

I have a TL-MR3020 that I flashed with a custom binary built from OpenWRT source. I was trying to enable WiFi and connect to the internet on the router by editing /etc/config/network and ...
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How to find speed of wlan interface?

I'm trying to find speed of network interface using file-descriptor. It's easy to do it for ethX, just calling cat /sys/class/net/eth0/speed. Unfortunately this method doesn't work with wireless ...
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Can't detect wireless access points on Kali Linux

So I have Kali Linux installed on my Lenovo g500 laptop. Wired connections work just fine but I cannot connect to wireless access points or detect them. I am literally out of ideas, so here is the ...
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Kali Linux no wifi accesss

I have recently installed Kali Linux from a USB boot on my MacBook Pro. I cannot seem to connect to my wireless network. I have traveled across numerous message boards trying to find a solution. One ...
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Troubles with the internet connection once in a while

I'm using linux mint on a mac book pro. It runs quite well. The only thing is that I have once in a while (1-5 times a day) a problem with the wireless lan connection. The problem only appears when ...
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Does a wifi router have to handle DHCP for its clients?

I'd like to manage the IP addresses within my network a little better than my router currently allows. But I have (what is potentially a stupid) question. Before I embark on a journey of learning and ...
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Connect to hidden Wifi AP with wpa-supplicant?

I have a headless Debian machine, with a Wifi dongle connected. I used to hide the Wifi AP, but now I can't. If I unhide it, some lines in the /etc/network/interfaces will allow me to connect: auto ...
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how to connect Alpine linux to WiFi?

I can't finish setup at all - Alpine seems to expect you to be connected to Ethernet to do install wireless-tools and wpa_supplicant Is this correct? My issue is: I don't have a monitor where my ...
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How to install Realtek RTL8723BE wireless driver on debian?

I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 ...
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How to compile headers for the raspberry pi to install this usb wifi driver

I have a raspberry pi and this Network Adapter Here From eBay I have the latest version of the raspberry pi os, 'Raspbian Jessie' and after I went to startx to connect my pi to the home network, I ...
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Change wlan channel

I have 2 Wlan Routers with the same SSID. One on the channel 6 and one on the channel 11. By default I am connected to the one on the channel 6. How can I connect to the one on channel 11? (Of course ...
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How to determine interface RUNNING state without ifconfig?

Some background: sometimes my wi-fi connection suddenly goes down so I type sudo ifconfig wlan0 and check for the word RUNNING. The corresponding line looks like: UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST ...
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WiFi connection problem after installing Trisquel 7

After installing Trisquel 7 I have a Wi-Fi connection problem with my Huawei USB 3G modem.  The output of lsusb with plugged device is: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1: 1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd ...
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Installation of wireless adapter driver

I am trying to install a TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 driver to Kali Linux 2016.1 (4.3.0) and the compilation is failing. I downloaded the driver "Archer_T2UH_V1_150909" and then did sudo make within the ...
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Network Configuration Get Removed After Restarting Zentyal Linux Server

I'm facing a issue with my wireless configuration in Zentyal Linux Server. I configured my wifi network setting in /etc/network/interfaces like this : # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ...
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Network fail on FreeBSD: Ping to router fails, but router believes computer is connected

I have a TP-Link TL-WN851N wireless adapter, which is based on an Atheros device. When I attempt to connect to my WPA2 wireless network, ifconfig wlan0 tells me that the connection is 'associated'. My ...
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WiFi not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Everything seems to work fine except the WiFi. The wireless connection is very slow and intermittent. Wired connection works like a charm however. ...