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

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Wi-Fi problems using ASUS USB-N13 adapter

I have recently bought an ASUS Wi-Fi adapter (USB-N13), and I seem to be having some trouble with it. Every so often, the Wi-Fi connection just stops working, but the indicator says that I'm still ...
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Wifi can't connect - QCA9377 (168c:0042 rev 30) on arch linux

I have an Acer R11 that came with an Atheros wifi chip. QCA9377 / 168c:0042 (rev 30). After much googling, forum browsing, and general anger, I'm posting here. I am unable to connect to a wireless ...
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ieee80211 rate control algorithms

I am trying to change the rate control algorithm in an atheros 9k_htc driver in Linux ubuntu 14.04. Is it possible to change the rate control algorithm?
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Wifi card not detected - Archlinux

I've recently installed Archlinux on my Asus N76V Notebook but the system doesn't seem to detect my wifi card. It is not listed in any of the normal detection commands : lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ...
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Arch Linux - No network available after crash

Wireless worked fine until VirtualBox make my laptop freeze. I had to unplug it. After reboot, when I use wifi-menu, no network is available. I have all my drivers, and all interfaces are DOWN. ...
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Arch Linux sudden wifi lag

Today I've encountered a really strange wifi bug. Basically, everything is running fine until I get really non-responsive internet. The wifi icon in gnome shows 'connected', but Chrome does not load ...
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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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Installing Driver on Linux

I am running Kali Sana with kernel 3.14 on my Asus c100p chromebook, and my goal was to get the system into monitor mode, but i know chromebooks dont allow that. I also have a wireless usb adapter, ...
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Debian Netgear WNA1000M Wifi adapter issues

I recently got debian, and the wifi adapter I used on ubuntu, Netgear WNA1000M, which was plug n play on Ubuntu, doesn't work with Debian. I can't connect a ethernet cable to my PC as my router is ...
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Signal strength average from iw

I was using iw dev wlan0 station dump to get signal strength in an ad-hoc network, and noticed the output has a signal avg row. As average signal strength is actually what I'm interested in, this ...
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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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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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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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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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How does aircrack-ng suite view Clients on networks we are not connected to?

I noticed with the tool airodump-ng which is apart of the aircrack-ng suite we can view all networks around us along with Client MAC address's which are connected to these networks. How can I acheive ...
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Install Drivers Offline Arch Linux

I have been attempting to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro but the wireless and ethernet drivers don't work. Because of this, I cannot access the internet on it. So whilst searching for a solution ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using Netis WF2123 Wifi Adapter on an AMD64 Ubuntu System [closed]

I'm having trouble getting the drivers for a Netis WF2123 wifi adapter to work under Linux Mint 17 (effectively Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) 64-bit. As it turns out the drivers are not available in any binary ...
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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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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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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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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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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working on Debian Jessie?

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with a Ralink RT3290 wireless card running Debian Jessie with kernel 3.12.9-1. This distro looks as if the wireless drivers were included, and from another post ...
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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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FreeBSD Broadcom BCM43225 Setup

I'm new to FreeBSD, it's working fine one my Laptop. Only problem is, that my wifi device isn't in ifconfig so I can't use it. I tried a lot of reading but I couldn't get it to work. How can I get my ...
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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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Connection with hostapd stops working after 10 minutes

I have installed hostapd as package for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything is configured and works great for about 10 minutes; after that, packets start to get dropped and eventually I can't even connect. ...
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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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Centrino N-6300 OpenBSD 5.5 - No Link

I have a Lenovo X230 with a Centrino N-6300 wifi card. I cannot get wifi to work on it. I did fw_upgrade I can do a ifconfig iwno scan I have the list of Wifi networks around including mine. ...
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How to associate using aireplay-ng [Reaver]?

I'm a bit of a noob (complete noob) and linux and wifi hacking have always fascinated me. I just started last week. I came across Reaver but it always fails to associate with the AP, and guides online ...