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

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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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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 ...
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ifup wlan0 causes kernel Oops

on my laptop, when I do ifup wlan0, sometimes I get following call trace in dmesg. Other times, the log looks perfectly normal, and there are no kernel Oops messages. In both cases (with errors and ...
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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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Unable to change bitrate on wifi adapter

I'm having issues with my Belkin N-300 USB wifi adapter. I can connect fine, but about a week ago the connection started getting very slow and regularly drops. Bringing the interface down and back up ...
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Equivalent of iwlist to see who is around?

What is the equivalent to: iwlist wlan0 scan to see who (what computers and smartphones) are around me? Maybe putting the card into monitor mode before doing it.
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Wifi configuration failed while using shell script

I am trying to configure wireless network in a Linux machine using a shell script. In this shell script, first I am scanning for all nearby available wifi networks with respective details. After that ...
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loading ath9k_htc kernel driver fails

could someone please point me in the right direction to get my external wireless stick (TL-WN722N) working on my Xperia Neo (haida) smartphone? So far I've done the following: I downloaded ...
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rtl8812au wireless driver installation on Centos 7

I have a fresh install of Cent OS 7 with the Gnome desktop environment. I have been trying to install rtl8812au wireless drivers found at https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au for my Netgear A6100 WiFi ...
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odroid/ubuntu - getting wlan to start

Im working with an 'odroid' fanless PC. The latest OS attempt on it is the stock Ubuntu 14.04 that comes with it. Have made some progress getting the networking (eth0) started but am having issues ...
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How do I edit the hotspot configuration for Network Manager?

Running Arch/Linux with everything up-to-date and I use network manager's built-in hotspot function to share my Internet. I'm trying to edit the configuration (mostly the password, as I don't like ...
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iwlist scanning without root privileges

I'm writing application where I need to scan one of wireless interfaces. In the past, my program was run with sudo and I used (in code): iwlist wlanX scan But now I want to allow to run program ...
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My Wifi wont work on my Debian laptop

Some Questions from someone new to Debian: I have tried to install some wifi detecting programs,but i don't think the driver is installed... How do i find and install the driver? I have tried to ...
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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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hostapd - disconnect, reconnect, repeat

Using Debian 7 on an ARM based fanless board. Have installed hostapd and dnsmasq in hopes of setting up a wireless AP. Issue: clients (win7 and android) can connect and get an address but the debian ...
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Network Manager Connected - No wifi

Im using Arch and NetworkManager to handle my connection. I can connect fine at boot but randomly at some point inevitable point it will just stop. NetworkManager shows I am still connected but ...
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wifi not working on new debian machine

I just bought a new computer and I intalled Debian on it. I am having a hard time with the wifi connection. It seems that Debian can not see the wlan0 network interface. To provide some details, my ...
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Itcpdump output - why is it showing an Ethernet status?

tcpdump -i mlan0 -n tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode listening on mlan0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 262144 bytes Why is this ...
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Connect to DSL connection (PPPoE) via WiFi in Mint?

There is a private LAN in our office and every one using the internet must define a PPPoE-connection to connect to the internet. I created a DSL (PPPoE) connection in Linux Mint. When I connect to the ...
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WiFi not working after restoring from hibernation (authentication times out)

My Intel 6205 wireless network card does not work after hibernating. It sometimes also does not work on boot, failing in the same way. Occasionally, it also stops working after ~10 minutes of ...
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/etc/network/interfaces not loading correctly at boot

I'm trying to use my Beagleboard Black as a wireless access point (using hostapd and dnsmasq). I've found that I can connect (I'm assigned an IP address, get a DNS Server and Default Route), but I am ...
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BCM43228 does not work since kernel 3.15.xx

Since yum update, my WiFi is disconnected. The command rfkill list returns: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no I saw that I have to rmmod hp-wmi and I did it and the ...