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

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Change Wireless adapter driver in Linux

I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed. I've bought a new PCI-E Wireless card, that supports 5G WiFi (Intel 5100 AGN). It doesn't show up in lspci and even if I take old adapter out it still cannot see my ...
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Troubleshooting WIFI - no access points listed

I have a desktop computer which I run mostly with a wired network connection. When I start the Wicd network manager it says "No wireless networks found." Also, the command iwlist gives the same result:...
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Broadcom BCM94352HMB wifi card not working

As mentioned above, I got an BCM94352HMB wifi card in my laptop but it does not work (it's not recognized) under pretty new linux kernels (arch linux). So does somebody know if there is support for ...
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wifi chipset not detected on rPi 3 with gentoo

i've install gentoo on a raspberry Pi 3. The version of the kernel sources is 4.1.20-v7+. All works fine except for the wifi. When i load the module brcmfmac, it is loaded without complaint but the ...
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installation of zorin os 9 onto lenovo thinkserver ts140 will not pick up wifi

There are no updatable drivers, wlan is not detected and wifi is not detected. I have tried every possible thing I can find or know. what am I missing please help. lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net 00:19.0 ...
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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 ...