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

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Bluetooth/WiFi Problems in Linux Mint

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on a Lenovo laptop. I discovered initially that it couldn't detect wireless networks because my wifi card chipset is currently not supported, which I decided to ...
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Question about wifi on Linux VM

I am fairly new to virtual machines, however I have successfully set up a kali Linux machine on my mac running os x El Capitan. My problem seems to be slightly different than all of the other ones I'...
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KDE's network applet not listing APs, while iwlist does after some extra steps

KDE's network applet doesn't list any wireless network. It used to, but I must have made an unintended change. This much I know about my situation (the device is called wlp4s0): Upon login, the ...
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Ubuntu: Wifi access point clients constanlty reconnect to AP

I did on my Ubuntu 14 LTS PC WiFi access point using this how-to https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-create-hotspots-in-Ubuntu-14-04 . So from clients I can use internet but the connection is very slow. ...
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Connect to a wireless network as standard user without administrator authentication Linux Mint 17.3

I'm trying to get a standard user on my laptop installed with Linux Mint 17.3 on the wireless. I can get to the internet just fine logged in with an administrator but as soon as i log in with a ...
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Two IP addresses assigned to the same network card - OpenVPN issues?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux. At home, I can connect to my OpenVPN server without problems; however, my college network seems to use some odd configuration where upon connection I'm assigned two ...
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nmcli create security popup?

Is it possible to connect to a wifi network using nmcli without specifying a password so that it pops up with a security authentication message, The same as when you use nm-applet and try to connect ...
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frequent wifi drop out

I experience a frequent WIFI drop out with my RTL8187 card. result of wireless script : ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 29 Mar 2016 21:06 CET +0100 Booted last: 29 Mar 2016 ...
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Using wireless headphones with HP dc7800?

Can I use usb wireless headphones with HP Compaq dc7800 small form factor computer? I plugged in usb, and got green light on headphones, but no sound. Do I need newer computer (2011)? Any help ...
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Create a script that connect to wifi, and if it fails fallback to ad-hoc network

I'd like to create a script that tries to connect me to the wifi specified by my wpa_supplicant conf, and if it fails, create a ad-hoc network. But I'm struggling with it. Here is what I do for now: ...
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Internet Slow on Fedora 23

I am new to linux and decided to go with Fedora 23 on my new laptop, a Thinkpad T460s. I installed Fedora 23 and the wireless has been disappointing so far. My kernel version is 4.4.6-300.fc23.x86_64....
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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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Conflict in wlan0 management on ArchLinux

I am trying to enable wlan0 through systemctl on ArchLinux. When I do that I get the message that the device is already up. So I do sudo ip link set wlan0 down I can than successfully run sudo ...
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Cannot connect to wifi with wpa_supplicant

I just installed Arch Linux on my laptop. So far I have only been able to connect to wired networks. When I try to connect to my wifi network with wpa_supplicant -D nl80211,wext -i wlp3s0 -C <(...
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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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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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8192cu driver: scan sometimes returns no results

I resolved the issue by switching to the ath10k drivers, which have now published drivers for my card. I've written up a step-by-step guide to what I did. My Debian 8 laptop using 8192cu drivers ...
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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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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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Can't find wireless card mwifiex_usb interface

I've been trying to install my wireless adapter quite a while, I've a Surface Pro I and already gave up on getting ndiswrapper to work because it says that it can't load the driver "mwlu97w8x64" even ...
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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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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 [ 9957....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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hostapd multiple SSIDs with one BSSID

I have a wl12xx wifi adapter that unfortunately does not seem to support creating multiple access points. If I run iw list it outputs this line: interface combinations are not supported If I ...
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Multiple machines on single network with same IP

I have a raspberry pi 2 that I'm using for a KODI media center that has the ip address 10.0.0.4. Another pi I just got is showing the same ip (derived from /sbin/ifconfig -a and listed under wlan0 for ...
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“Pipe” Wi-Fi signal through Ethernet cable

Currently the Ethernet ports in the building I work in are down, but the Wi-Fi works. I have a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) and a non-Wi-Fi enabled workstaion (Debian 8 (...
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Putting a network interface up/down from command line

In Xubuntu 14.04, I tried to use both ip and ifconfig to handle a network interface, but they gave the same result. $ sudo ifconfig wlan0 down $ sudo ip link set wlan0 down both correcly put down ...
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rtl8821ae Wifi driver

I've been having problems with my wifi connection (rtl8821ae driver). I can stay connected for hours (as long as 6 hours) and then sometimes it just crashes and doesn't work on reboot...have to wait ...
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Issues with wireless

I am using CentOS7. I have two computers (www.fit-pc.com/web/products/fitlet/fitlet-t/). I am using NetworkManager and both devices are able to ping each other as well as the gateway. The problem is ...
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How does bcma relate to brcmsmac?

I am trying to solve some issues with my wireless connection and trying to learn something on the way. From here and here I got to know two different ways to know my wireless driver. Thing is, I get ...