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

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How to bring up a wi-fi interface from a command line?

I can't figure out how to properly bring up the wi-fi card on my laptop. When I turn it on and issue $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Interface doesn't support ...
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How to sign into an open Wireless Network?

I'm running Arch Linux on my netbook. My school have an open Access Point and we must sign into the network via a page which we are redirected to when we try to open whatever website if we are not ...
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Offline install wi-fi drivers on old PC using Linux Mint 15

I want to use wi-fi connection on my old notebook on which the Linux Mint 15 is installed, but I can't because it doesn't see any available installed drivers on it. I have searched many website and ...
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NetworkManager Wi-Fi enablement button unselectable

I have a Gigabyte Q2532 laptop and Enable Wi-Fi of NetworkManager is not selectable. As for the device, here is the relevant entry from lspci: 03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 ...
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Hotspot and Internet access together — why not?

If I try to set up an hotspot in GNOME, I get the following message: If you have a connection to the Internet other than wireless, you can use it to share your internet connection with others. ...
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How to run rtl8192cu driver in linux with kernel 3.8?

I have a trouble with usb WiFi dongle TPLink WN725N (rtl8192cu driver). Dongle it start, but cannot connect. Driver in official Realtek site support only 2.6.18~2.6.38 and 3.0.8 kernels. Is there a ...
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Where does Linux store logs of WiFi networks when searching? Does it at all?

For research I wanted to try and keep a log of all the networks that my laptop sees (not connects connects to, but just gets a response from when searching) over a period of time walking around. I was ...
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Configure TP-Link TL WN723N for Debian Squeeze

I did a reinstall yesterday of my HP probook laptop using Debian Squeeze. I've been struggling with installing the rtl8192cu module, required to run the TP-Link TL WN723N USB dongle. I am currently ...
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wpa_supplicant connection issue: iw dev wlan1 link shows connection, but network unreachable

I've been testing a Wifi card in my machine and I can't seem to get it to connect to my home router. The card is a ralink rt37, I compiled the modules that I needed into the kernel and downloaded a ...
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Linux Mint Wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $ iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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How do I debug strange wireless problem

I have a problem with my wireless connection, which drives me nuts. I have been testing with two different wireless usb adapters, one based on the ar9271- and the other rtl8192su-chipset, but they ...
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Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf? [duplicate]

This question is very much related to this one. I want to log into a user and password protected wifi which uses PEAP and maybe MS-CHAPv2. My wpa_supplicant.conf has to contain an entry like this: ...
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Wireless driver crashes when I'm too close to Access Point

This is the opposite of your usual WiFi problem: my signal strength is too high, now too low. Ever since I upgraded my access point to an Asus RT-AC66U, the WiFi driver for my Lenovo Y480 crashes ...
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wpa_passphrase must be 8..63 characters

I'd like to connect to wireless network via command line in Linux. When doing it I've stuck with this issue: $ wpa_passphrase NETWORK_SSID NETWORK_PASSWORD Passphrase must be 8..63 characters The ...
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Arch linux wifi works manually, how to make it automatic?

Running Arch Linux with kernel 3.6.11-12-ARCH+ on my Raspberry Pi. I have a Linksys wifi usb dongle (WUSB54GC v3) that is running and working after I execute the following commands: $> sudo ...
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Losing wifi connection to access point after a few minutes (hostapd, dnsmasq, iptables)

I'm using a laptop as a wifi access point. Since this laptop has the proper hardware, I was able to use hostapd. I wanted to use DHCP and iptables/NAT forwarding instead of a bridge to have more ...
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WiFi / WLAN: WPA2 authentication appears to be successful, but dhclient won't get a response

I'm trying to use a USB WiFi adapter to connect to a wireless router. I assume the adapter is brought to life with the correct driver, because # iwconfig gives some reasonable output: wlan0 IEEE ...
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Causes for duplicated wpa_supplicant processes

I am constantly getting the following error. Deleting /var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0 doesn't help. What causes this, and how do I prevent it? Thank you [root@desktop ~]# sudo wpa_supplicant -B ...
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Using multiple NICs for faster internet?

My laptop have a ethernet card and a wifi card. Ethernet line have maximum download rate at 1.5MiB/sec and wifi is over 1MiB/sec too, but it seem only have one NIC can working at a moment (if I turn ...
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Problem with wifi in Ubuntu

I'm not able to see (or access) my WiFi in Ubuntu. tharcisyo@tssd:~$ iwlist scan eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. lo Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 Failed to read ...
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full-featured WLAN USB adaptor

I am searching for a WLAN USB adaptor that can be used as an Access Point as well as a mere client and in an AdHoc setup. It should support IEEE 802.11n and transmit rather fast (300Mbps). As I ...
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How to confirm/verify WiFi is WPA2?

How do I, from the command line, confirm on the host that the wireless network connection uses WPA2? The wireless router is set to use WPA2 Personal (WPA2 with a pre-shared key) and AES on the ...
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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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Connecting to network with terminal

I have a router at home with ESSID of dlink_home and 10 digits (0123456789) 64-bit WEP encryption of Open Authentication Type. I want to connect to it through terminal with bash commands, I tried ...
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Xfce4 WaveLAN plugin doesn't work - permission problem?

I've just made fresh install of Arch Linux on my EEEPC, and I have problem with Wi-Fi panel icon in Xfce. After clicking it, nothing happens, and what should happen is a window opening where i can ...
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How to associate a seperate station to a Wifi AP

My Linux machine (A) is connected with some Wifi AP over my wireless device (wlan0). I want to give some other Linux machine (B), which is connected to me by ethernet (eth0), access to this network. I ...
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How can I force my wifi to connect to a G-band channel?

I'm trying to debug a buggy wireless card and would like to force my Linux computer to connect using one of the g-band channels. How can I achieve this?
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How to write a script to read wifi SSID and password from USB drive at boot up and auto logon to wifi network

I have an embedded system that is running Debian. I want to be able to provide wifi network SSID and password information via a USB thumb drive. That way I can easily deploy it to any wifi network. ...
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Accessing multiple wifi networks simultaneously from debian wheezy

I have got 2 wireless adapters on my machine (one built-in and the other a purchased USB wireless adapter) is there a way I can utilize different WiFi networks simultaneously? I have in mind ...
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Troubles with Wifi and ethernet Aspire One AO725

I'm use Debian wheezy on a Acer Aspire One AO725. It has the following kernels: 3.2.0.4-amd64 3.7-trunk-amd64 The command lscpi | grep Network: 02:00:0 Network controller: Atheros ...
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How to enable WIFI on VMWare Fedora 12? (It's detecting and working fine on Windows 7)

I am new to Linux. I have Fedora 12 running on my VMware. I am unable to see any options to enable WIFI connection on Fedora. When I am accessing Internet through WIFI and its working perfectly fine ...
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Get network information through Ubuntu Terminal

Is there a command where, when entered outputs information such as: If the network connection is wired or wireless if it is a wireless network, the name of the wireless network How strong the signal ...
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wpa_supplicant store password as hash (WPA-EAP with phase2=“auth=PAP”)

Is there a way to store my password in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf as some hash instead of plaintext? By "password" I refer here to the password used for phase2 authentification. I do not ...
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Bad wifi with MacBook Air mid 2012

I have a MacBook Air mid 2012 with i7 CPU. The one with Ivy Bridge. I have connectivity problems with wifi running Arch Linux which I keep updated regularily. Throughput and response time performance ...
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Wifi module doesn't work anymore in CentOS

Like the title said, my wifi module doesn't work anymore. After a kernel upgrade. The wifi LED is permanently red. I can only use a wired connection. EDITS I add only the lscpi output because the ...
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correct password but unable to connect to wifi

Problem Not able to connect to wireless network even after giving the correct password Characteristics of Problem After starting laptop, I choose the wireless network from the network manager ...
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Network connections don't work after a restart using NetworkManager

openSUSE 12.3 with Network Manager NOTE: The same behaviour occurs for eth0, but it's primarily wlan0 I'm concerned with. Whenever I restart or switch wifi networks, DNS resolution seems to be the ...
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wireless interface stops working, netcfg reports no network found

I'm having a recurrent issue with my Arch Linux installation: wireless will work for a few minutes and then randomly die. When I try to restart it through wifi-menu I am informed there aren't any ...
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Wifi AP with ASUS USB-N10

I am trying to configure wifi AP with subj device. According documentation in web, it requires master mode hardware support and hostapd software. It seems I have master mode: # iwconfig ... ...
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will tinycore work with S110 wireless adapter?

will tinycore work out of the box with S110 lenovo netbook? Wireless is obviously the first issue to be encountered? can anybody report that it will work out ofthe box? or i will have to spend some ...
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ndiswrapper wireless driver does not connect to detected Wifi network

I am running Slacko Puppy v5.3.1 and am trying to use my Wifi dongle with it. I have a Windows .inf file for the driver for my USB dongle. I used the Puppy network wizard to load the driver using ...
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No DNS on Debian wifi after unplugging the DNS cable

I have installed wheezy Release Candidate 1 to my old laptop (Benq Joybook A52) right now, and I have some problem with my wireless card (Atheros 5006). It can actually see the wireless networks, I ...
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d-link dongle does not work

hello guys i've been searchin on the web but with no succes so im here im runnig wheezy with lxde . my dongle get listed when i run lsusb and it gives this then after a few seconds if i type again ...
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Help with getting wifi up and running in Arch Linux on Mac Mini 3,1

I am dual booting arch linux on my mac mini 3,1. Am trying to get the WiFi to work and have hit a block. Am a Linux noob so have a couple of questions which I will put in bold. Following these ...
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How to create an ad-hoc connection?

I need to make an adhoc connection on Archlinux (netbook used as a wifi repeater), I was using this tutorial to do it on Ubuntu : At the terminal install execute sudo apt-get install dnsmasq-base ...
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WiFi not working - wlan0 FAILED

My Arch (3.6.5-1) is exhibiting a rather peculiar problem: when wifi is set up, all logs indicate that the setup was successful and that the interface is up and functional. However, when attempting to ...
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The n mode on “iwlist wlan0 scan”

I know how to determine if scanned AP uses B or G mode, but how to know (using "iwlist wlan0 scan") it uses N protocol ? if I use "iw dev wlan0 scan" and see if the cell has a "HT capabilities" block. ...
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Equivalent for netsh start network on linux

I recenty read about the Windows option for creating an access point, that will run on the same physical device, as the machine. So that I can connect my other devices to that network, and have access ...
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How do I get a bulletproof wifi?

I have used several Linux distributions (Arch, Debian, Ubuntu) over the years and I would consider myself not an expert but certainly an experienced user. It happened now for the 3rd time that I was ...
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Install Broadcom wifi adapter driver in BackTrack 5 R1

How can I install the Broadcom BCM43142 driver in BackTrack 5 R1? Please can anyone guide me with step by step instructions as I am new at Linux.