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

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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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Wireless problems

installed linux mint on a netbook and was working fine until yesterday. When I go to netwrk icon at the bottom, all my ssid are missing and I now "Wireless Network device not ready" in grey.It looks ...
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How to debug repeated Wi-Fi disconnections in Arch Linux?

After trying for a long time to get a wireless connection, I am now able to get an extremely sketchy one (as in a few seconds of actual Internet access every few minutes). Running wpa_supplicant -d -i ...
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Issues with router Amper ASL-26555 in Linux Mint 13

I have an issue with the wireless network. I have a new router and it seems to work right, but sometimes, the wireless network is disconnected. When I try to connect again I get the error: Bad ...
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How to detect IP of given device in same network

I have a very typical situation in which I want to connect an (android) phone to a linux notebook in the same (wifi) network using ssh. The IP's are assigned by DHCP so I know only the one of the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 disconnecting issue

Weird situation here. I can download anything I want with no problems whatsoever. As soon as I try to download a torrent via a magnet link, I disconnect from the wireless router after about three ...
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Compilation of my wifi driver (RTL8192CE) fails

I'm kind of desperately trying to make my wifi work on my newly-installed Debian Sid (amd64, kernel 3.10.11-1). The relevant line of the output of lspci is : 06:00.0 Network controller: Realtek ...
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wireless enabled but can't browse internet

My laptop sees wireless ssid and connects but I get unknown host when trying to ping www.google.co.za, but I get replies when I ping 8.8.8.8, my other machine connected to the same router can surf the ...
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Wi-Fi disconnects immediately?

I'm trying to connect to a WPA2 network. It works fine (I can connect to things) for about 10 seconds, then disconnects. When I try to connect again, it refuses to connect at all unless I've rebooted ...
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FATAL: Module p80211 not found. RTL8192CUS WLAN regression under antiX 13.1 (Debian Wheezy)

The problem concerns a driver support regression for the RTL8192CUS WLAN chip under antiX 13.1, a Debian Wheezy (stable) based distribution. The chip actually resides in a Edimax EW-7811Un 802.11n ...
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The only way to turn off/on wifi is to put laptop into sleep mode

After start GNOME prints Hardware disabled. I've tried to use keyboard shortcut and it doesn't work. Only way to disable/enable hardware wifi is to put laptop into sleep mode and restore.
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How to update Broadcom driver in Arch Linux?

I have been having issues with my broadcom wireless driver, and from what I have seen, most people online say I need to update the driver. How do I update the driver? Most tutorials use apt-get but ...
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b43 wireless driver error

I just installed Arch, and I noticed that my wifi range is very poor. I have to be about 10 feet away from the router for it to work. I also noticed that when I boot, I get this message: Support ...
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Setup multiple access points with multiple wifi cards

I've got an old PC with debian on it, which works as some kind of router. It is set up as wireless access point using hostapd. I want to setup multiple access points, one on old wifi card with 2.4hz, ...
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Wifi Not Working on Joli OS

I recently installed Joli OS on my netbook because it was far too slow to run Ubuntu without lag and I could not get Chromium OS to work no matter what I did. When I install Joli OS—which went ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-160 revision B2 with Ralink chipset on Debian Linux?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-160 revision B2. Little did I know that this revision comes with a Ralink chipset. The main reason why I got DWA-160 is because I already have one and I'm pretty happy with ...
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problem with my wireless adapter on BTR 5

I'm using backtrack 5 r3 on Vmware but I'm having a problem with my wireless usb adapter, it looks like the backtrack can't find a driver for it. I have a D-link dwa-123 n150, how can I get it to work ...
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Connecting to wifi network through command line

I am trying to connect to my WEP network just using the command-line (Linux). I run: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed essid 'my_network' key 'xx:xx:... hex key, 26 digits' Then I try to obtain an ...
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How to turn my linux laptop into wireless repeater?

I need to use my laptop to extend the range of my wireless router. I have a Samsung laptop with FEdora19 installed (but those should be irrelevant for a good answer). My wireless card supports master ...
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How can I tell if my wifi dongle has access-point capabilities?

I have a Realtek 8191SU USB wifi dongle for use on my Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to set up a wifi access point using this tutorial. However, I'm running into a few errors, and I suspect it might be ...
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How to fix unreliable Realtek Wireless card on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Realtek RTL8188CE wireless card and it works fine when I have a strong signal, but if I get even slightly away from the wifi I lose connectivity even though there is a strong Rx signal. I ...
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Linux Mint 15 WiFi hotspot options

I'm trying to configure a hotspot in my Linux Mint 15. There are no specific manuals for 15, but I found this video which describes hot to make a hotspot in Mint 14. Creating it in Mint 15 not much ...
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How to connect to Wi-Fi network in Arch Linux?

tl;dr After reading the Arch wiki articles on installation, wireless setup and WPA supplicant, trying the suggestions below and a host of forum threads, I'm unable to get either of the following cards ...
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How to disable the 2.4Ghz band wireless adapter

For debugging purposes, is it possible to disable the 2.4Ghz for wireless connections on Linux (Linux Mint 13 LTS, Cinnamon). I.e. to enforce the network driver to establish connections using the 5Ghz ...
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“wpa supplicant: No network configuration found for current AP” - carl9170-driven wifi adapter glitching on Debian 7

I've got a Debian 7 machine with Linux3.2 kernel and a USB wifi adapter with Atheros chipset (D-Link DWA-16 Xtreme N Dual Band), which in theory should work. Indeed, I managed to establish a wifi ...
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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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wireless drops after using it

Recently, I have installed Linux Mint 10 Julia. Everything worked from the beginning (even the external wifi dongle), but I discovered that the wifi connection gets lost after some time. To solve it, ...
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recurrent loss of wireless connectivity

My wireless connection is frequently terminated (reason unknown). I can remedy the problem either by rebooting or by unloading and reloading the kernel module for my wireless network interface ...
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How to sign into an open Wireless Network?

I'm running Arch Linux on my netbook. My school have an open Access Point and we must sign into the network via a page which we are redirected to when we try to open whatever website if we are not ...
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Best way to find the active wireless device

Of course I know the command: iwconfig which lists devices (and gives info about whether they have a wireless connection). For the purposes of a shell script, I'm really wondering, is there any way ...
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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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scp transfers slow down and stop over local network

I'll often transfer items to and from my laptop on my local network using scp. Often, it seems, I'll see the transfer rate start out right (2.0MB/s), then slowly diminish until the transfer completely ...
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How do I test the performance of my Wifi access point?

I have a home wifi access point consisting of a small Intel board with Atom CPU, 4 GB of memory and a PCI wifi card. Everything works fine, only that I experience major lags during playing of computer ...
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Mobile Broadband disconnects as soon as connected - Crunchbang

For months now my mobile broadband (GSM) stick has worked with Crunchbang. Yesterday it stopped. When I plug it in, it appears in the network manager and I can connect to it, but as soon as it is ...
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Ping wireless interface from wired interface

I'm performing some wireless measurements. The setup I'm now using is composed of a WiFi AP and two laptops. One laptop (A) and the AP are connected to a common switch, while the second laptop (B) ...
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RTL8180 kernel module freezing with Realtek RTL8185L chipset

I've recently purchased a PEAK wireless PCI board. I needed a card with removable antenna capability to test a high gain antenna that I had laying around. Went to my local hardware store and I got ...
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wpa_supplicant connection issue: iw dev wlan1 link shows connection, but network unreachable

I've been testing a Wifi card in my machine and I can't seem to get it to connect to my home router. The card is a ralink rt37, I compiled the modules that I needed into the kernel and downloaded a ...
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setup ad-hoc wifi

I'm trying to create a ad-hoc wifi, after some readings here is what I did: I changed /etc/network/interfaces on computer A like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback ## WIFI AD-HOC auto wlan0 iface ...
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Linux Mint Wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $ iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter with Linux

Lately I change my VivoBook 500ca for Linux. I installed the latest Mint Cinnamon. I have been having some problems with my wireless card : description: Wireless interface product: AR9485 ...
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Store password as hash in wpa_supplicant.conf? [duplicate]

This question is very much related to this one. I want to log into a user and password protected wifi which uses PEAP and maybe MS-CHAPv2. My wpa_supplicant.conf has to contain an entry like this: ...
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Having Wirless adapter problems in BackTrack 5 R3

I am trying to get a wireless connection on BackTrack 5 R3, but as soon as I boot up the BackTrack VM, the light on the adapter turns off. Drivers are installed and the VM detects the USB device. I ...
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How do I debug strange wireless problem

I have a problem with my wireless connection, which drives me nuts. I have been testing with two different wireless usb adapters, one based on the ar9271- and the other rtl8192su-chipset, but they ...
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Where does Linux store logs of WiFi networks when searching? Does it at all?

For research I wanted to try and keep a log of all the networks that my laptop sees (not connects connects to, but just gets a response from when searching) over a period of time walking around. I was ...
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How to restrict output of iw dev wlp3s0 scan?

I am trying to configure a wireless network on a newly installed Arch Linux. The command iw dev wlp3s0 scan gives information about all the found networks. I only need the information about my SSID.
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Wireless driver crashes when I'm too close to Access Point

This is the opposite of your usual WiFi problem: my signal strength is too high, now too low. Ever since I upgraded my access point to an Asus RT-AC66U, the WiFi driver for my Lenovo Y480 crashes ...
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B.A.T.M.A.N. working with cable, not with wireless

I'm creating a mesh network with B.A.T.M.A.N.. The version is 2011.4.0 in host A, 2012.3.0 in host B. I've setup the network as explained here. I can ping bat0 interfaces if the connection is done ...
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wpa_passphrase must be 8..63 characters

I'd like to connect to wireless network via command line in Linux. When doing it I've stuck with this issue: $ wpa_passphrase NETWORK_SSID NETWORK_PASSWORD Passphrase must be 8..63 characters The ...
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Hotspot and Internet access together — why not?

If I try to set up an hotspot in GNOME, I get the following message: If you have a connection to the Internet other than wireless, you can use it to share your internet connection with others. ...