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

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ArchBang - Missing wireless interface, or how to remap fn+F1-F1

Hello I am using ArchBang on old laptop Dell D410 (Dell D410 Technical Specification). I have troubles with wifi. My assumption (please read bellow explanation why I deducted this) is that I cannot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Periodically unable to connect to WPA2-EAP access point

I have setup a WPA2-EAP TLS WiFi access point at home and everything works fine usually. Unfortunately, though, many times I'll drop my connection to the access point and won't be able to reconnect. ...
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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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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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Linux - On boot do push-button-connect to strongest wireless

I'm trying to configure linux (in this case CentOS) to automatically connect to the nearest WiFi via "push-button-connect". This micro computer has no keyboard or display, so the goal is to hit the ...
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'iwlist' -> interface doesn't support scanning (Ubuntu LTS 10.04)

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) on a Samsung N150+ netbook. I cannot scan wifi networks using iwlist and I would like to do so. Here is the output from some tests: ...
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How to prevent wpa_supplicant from connecting to a network

How can I persistently prevent a wireless interface using wpa_supplicant in roaming mode from connecting to a particular open network foo? This doesn't work: $ sudo wpa_cli > blacklist ...
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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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Wireless network bridge

I am trying to create a network bridge to allow virtual machines to use my wireless card to connect to my home network. My plan was to do something like: iw dev wlp12s0 set 4addr on brctl addbr ...
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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. ...
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rtl8723be Realtek Wifi-Card driver not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo G50-70. The wifi works perfectly in windows, however it behaves strangely on Ubuntu. It is slow, doesn't load heavier sites at all, and after a while, ...
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set network manager dns in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When I'm at work I can browse the internet without problems. Now that I'm at home, I can connect, but I'm not able to browse the web. Some informations: the output of ifconfig: ...
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Fedora 20: Failed to start LSB: Bring up/down networking

I'm trying to restart my networking service in Fedora 20, and I get the following error: [dev@localhost das]$ sudo service network restart [sudo] password for dev: Restarting network (via ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T440s Fedora 20 WiFi authentication problem

In some WiFi networks, consistently in hotels so far, my computer cannot connect and prompts that authentication failed, when the password is correct. This is a very annoying problem that I don't know ...
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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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nl80211 not found

Environment Linux 3.0.8 compiled for ARM FriendlyARM mini210s I cross-compiled iw for an ARM board (friendlyARM mini210s), when I installed the utility and ran it, I got this message: # iw --help ...
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What is the algorithm that the `iw` command uses for choosing an Access Point for a given Wifi network?

Suppose I am in an area with a lot of Wireless AP's for a particular SSID. If I run the command sudo iw dev wlan0 connect <ESSID> How does iw decide which AP to connect to? It does not seem ...
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Crouton with kali linux and external wifi adapter

Is it possible to make kali or linux installed with crouton to see the external wifi adapter so I can use it in monitor mode/etc?
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Internet through wifi

I am renting a place that only provides internet through wifi. My laptop has no problem connecting, but my desktop doesn't have a wifi card. I have a Linksys WRT54GX4 router. Is it possible for me to ...
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use only one wireless card to connect to wifi network and share internet through wifi at same time

Is it possible to use only one wireless card to connect to other wifi network to access internet and share the internet to other devices via same wireless card at same time ? No! I didn't mean ...
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Wireless driver issues. Install and switch to different one

Laptop is a macbook pro late 2011 with Broadcom BCM4331 wireless card. OS: crunchbang 11 I currently have bcmi-pci-bridge driver running (It was running out of the box, did not install it). I'm ...
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Wifi Connects in Kali not in Mint

I have a Dell Latitude D830 with a built in wifi adapter. I currently have a dual boot of Kali and Linux Mint. In Kali, I'm able to see and connect to wifi. In Mint I'm able to see and attempt to ...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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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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How do I install wpa_supplicant on bare embedded (ARM) linux (3.0.8)?

Environment FriendlyARM mini210s Linux 3.0.8 armv7l Cross-compilling I need to install wpa_supplicant, how do I do that? Shall I get the source for wpa_supplicant and place it somewhere in my ...
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WIFI connected but not working in Lubuntu

I'm new to Linux in general and I have had difficulty with some wifi connections. Some work and some don't. When I look under edit connections everything looks the same and I am left rather puzzled as ...
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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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Slow detection of wireless card

Recently I noticed my wireless card isn't "available" until 60s after boot. When X is ready I run %> ifconfig wlan0 wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found Then about 20s ...
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Sharing ethernet over wi-fi with Network Manager and dnsmasq

I'm running archlinux with kde desktop. I want to share my enp2s0 connection via wi-fi. So I've installed dnsmasq. Here are some configs: /etc/resolv.conf # Generated by resolvconf search telecom.by ...
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Wireless connection keeps dropping

A little while ago I installed Ubuntu on my tower because I was getting tired of Windows; but it seems that either my internet router hates Linux, or the driver keeps choking on itself, because at ...
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iwlwifi: timeout delays firmware to be loaded

I'm using OpenSuSE 13.2 beta (which runs by the way very nicely). When starting up, my wireless adapter (Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN/Thinkpad T420) delays about one minute... But then it works ...
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nm-applet (the little computer) does not show up in my system tray after a fresh install of Debian Jessie Beta 2

I just installed Jessie Beta 2 using the amd64 DVD images, rather than netinst images, and fresh out of the box, nm-applet doesn't show up in the system tray. The little computer right next to the ...
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How can I fix Wifi with my Broadcom BCM43142 card?

I use Fedora 21 on my new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" laptop. I have a Broadcom BCM43142 wireless card: 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) ...
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Problem With insmod command for driver installation

I am trying to install the driver for an EDIMAX EW-7822UAC usb wireless adapter on a system with Linux Mint 17 installed. I get the following error: insmod: ERROR: could not insert module ...
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Allow wifi connections only to a local service, don't route to the wired ethernet

I have a Raspberry Pi running Linux (Raspbian) which is connected to my corporate Internet over an Ethernet cable. The RPi also has a wifi adaptor plugged into a USB port. I've been following along ...
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How do I get my Virgin Media wireless internet to work on Crunchbang linux?

I am struggling to get my internet to work on Linux. I am able to connect to my wireless internet through any other device I choose but my laptop will not find it. I have tried using the hidden ...
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WiFi randomly cuts on/off, other machines in the house unaffected

I just recently installed Fedora 20 on my Macbook Pro. I followed the guides on the internet and as most of them suggested, installed akmod-wl to handle my Wifi device. The output of lspci regarding ...
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Broadcom wireless card in with Fedora 16

I just installed Fedora as a dual-boot (other OS in Win7) on my Dell Inspiron 1750 and, of course, the wireless card is missing firmware. The wireless card is called Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN ...
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Can't connect to some WiFis, Linux on Macbook Pro

I just recently installed Fedora 20 on my Macbook, with MATE desktop. Everything is fine at home (WiFi WPA2, connects without any issues whatsoever). Today is my first day back at Uni with the new ...
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How can I guarantee USB wlan0/wlan1 order? [duplicate]

From doing research, I think I understand that the order of wlan0 and wlan1 ( and so on ) is determined by the order that the USB devices are recognized. My question is whether or not this order is ...
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How can I debug my wireless kernel modules that are giving WLC_SCAN errors?

I'm getting this error show up in my system logs: ERROR @wl_cfg80211_scan : WLC_SCAN error (-22) I think it's coming from the kernel module wl, since I'm using a Broadcom wifi card (BCM43142). How ...
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What are CDRA regulatory domains, and why does my Wifi card keep trying to set them every minute or so?

I can understand almost none of my dmesg log output, but this is one message I keep seeing, which I think is related to the bigger issue of my Wifi cutting out every minute or so: [ 6170.340618] ...
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Changed to another wi-fi network does not connect

I'm always connected to a wireless network in my home from my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop (via routers) Now I am in another place where there's an iMac sharing internet connection. My phone and other's, and ...
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Two Wi-Fi dongles bridge and LAN for SSH

I just can't wrap my head around this one. I have a setup with two Wi-Fi USB dongles on a Raspberry Pi (Model B). It runs a Debian-based dist called Raspbian (all updates, etc.). The USB devices have ...
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Making a usb wifi device work an a PowerPC Debian computer (iBook G4)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy onto an old iBook g4 I bought second hand. The computer does not have a wifi card installed. After the installation, I have completely updated my software to the ...