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

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Bought Wireless Adapter, Can't Use It

I bought a cheap Aztech WL572USB Wireless-N USB Adapter. It clearly says it supports linux on the documentation but strangely doesn't even provide any way to set it up. I assumed it's plug-n-play but ...
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Why is every wifi networks' signal strength always identical?

Right now I'm using wavemon to look at wifi networks in the area, but it doesn't matter what tool I use: The signal strengths of every wifi network I can see are always identical to each other. They ...
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How to confirm/verify WiFi is WPA2?

How do I, from the command line, confirm on the host that the wireless network connection uses WPA2? The wireless router is set to use WPA2 Personal (WPA2 with a pre-shared key) and AES on the ...
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netctl start PROFILE fails

Upon login to serial console I run a command via /etc/profile netctl start wlan0-ROUTENZUG However it fails, yielding this output Job for netctl@wlan0\x2ROUTENZUG.service failed. See ´sytemctl status ...
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aircrack-ng shows negative channel

On many Linux distributions, be it BackTrack, Kali, BackBox, Ubuntu, Mint, etc., whenever I use anything from the aircrack-ng suite my wireless card is shown as channel -1. This problem has been ...
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OpenBSD failing to load firmware of supposedly supported WiFi USB adapter

I recently bought an Edimax EW-7811Un WiFi USB adapter on Amazon. A handful of OpenBSD users have reported success with it, and it's listed as being supported by urtwn(4) in its man pages. I'm ...
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Connect to the same network using 2 wireless interfaces

I have two wireless interfaces on my raspberry Pi that I'd like to be connected to the same network using DHCP (so each interface has a different IP). What do I need to change in my interfaces file? ...
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How to enable Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD? After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor ...
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Kernel 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 broadcom wireless not appearing

I'm using kernel 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 and I have a Broadcom 4312. When I run iwconfig, I get the following: lo no wireless extensions. p2p1 no wireless extensions. I cannot use ...
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Lubuntu IP conflict [closed]

I have this friend who recently installed Lubuntu on his Asus Netbook to try it out. Problem is that even though he can find all network connections and after trying to connect to two of them (giving ...
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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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Optimize hostapd for highest range

I have an Alfa Wifi dongle. This dongle should have a sensitivity of -100 dbi at 1 MBit speed. Is it enough to set hw_mode to "a" to get highest range? Are there other settings which have to get ...
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Connecting to Verizon Mifi (wirelss hotspot) breaks everything

This question is obviously network related, but I thought it would be more appropriately placed in this forum because it's really not so much a connectivity issue. I recently got my hands on one of ...
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Automatically reboot, if no wifi connection for a certain time

It seems that my Raspberry Pi server loses wifi connection after a random time and is somehow not able to recover automatically. Usually a reboot done by hand resolves the problem. I would like to ...
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How to use a dongle as HotSpot on Linux?

I'm running Linux on a virtual machine on MAC OS. Currently, I've written a script to use a dongle to connect to a WiFi network and use web services. Now, I am looking to use my dongle as a WiFi ...
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CrunchBang Linux causes connection lost

I have a really weird problem with my newly installed CrunchBang OS. When turning on my laptop and trying to connect wirelessly, all the other computers in the network disconnect from the internet. ...
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how to get tornado 211g (ACX111) working in mint 13 xfce?

I have mint 13 xfce installed on my thinkpad r31. For this laptop, I have a Tornado 211g pcmcia wireless adapter. This is not installed automatically in Mint and I am searching for a way to get this ...
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Using Netis WF2123 Wifi Adapter on an AMD64 Ubuntu System

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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Once connection is lost wi-fi cannot be brought up again

I'm running Arch, using netctl-auto to connect, and it connects well. However, as soon as the connection is lost (e.g., timed out in a network where connection must be renewed after a period of ...
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wpa_supplicant issue

We are using wpa_supplicant utility v2.2 for Wlan. Below is the configuration for the router: Mode: WEP Password: 12345678 Mode: WPA Password: 1122334455 The router's current mode is WEP and we ...
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How do I set the preferred wireless network in Linux Mint 17?

I'm currently in an environment with two wireless networks: OrganizationFoo, which is present pretty much everywhere I go, and OrganizationFooSubset, which is only present in a certain location. When ...
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Trying to understand Auto reconnect WIFI method

Iv'e found this method of reconnecting the WIFI dongle from this post , but want to be clear on how it works, before I try and implement it. 1) Go to /etc/ifplugd/action.d/ and rename the ifupdown ...
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Debian PowerBook G4 WiFi Driver

How do I get wifi to work on my powerbook g4 with xfce debian? I have tried sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter but it comes up with E: Unable to locate package bcm43xx-fwcutter. What do I do?
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Installing USR 5422 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am a newbie to Linux. I was trying to set up the USR5422 USB adapter. It worked fine for the first time, but since then it freezes the computer most of the time. What commands can I fire to see ...
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Enable wifi monitor mode on Samsung Chromebook

I want to buy the Samsung Chromebook and use it with Ubuntu (12.10). I also want to play around with airmon-ng and thus want to use the wifi card in monitor mode. I didn't find any information if ...
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How can I prevent my wifi driver from going catatonic?

I'm using a Lenovo T430s with an Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 wireless chipset. On certain wireless networks, I experience frequent wifi lockups, which require me to reload the wireless ...
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Equivalent command line call for airplane mode

Can someone suggest how to turn on airplane mode from command line instead of using the GUI? Also can someone list what all are turned off by enabling airplane mode or how to turn off all radios ...
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wireless is disabled by hardware switch even when not

I have a spartan computer. It has a built-in wireless module that up until recently I've had no issues with. The current problem is this. Everytime I shutdown the computer and it boots back up, I am ...
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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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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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HP Wifi printing problem

I have an HP PhotoSmart, under Debian 7.5. I'm trying to use my Wifi connection to print documents. It seems to work, but finally only prints the beginning of the pages I send. Any hints? With ...
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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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Weird Wi-Fi connection issue on Linux Mint 16

We have a LG-R590 laptop and an AirTies 5343 WLAN router at home. When the router broadcasts the SSID of the wireless home network I cannot connect to the network automatically, I have to connect to ...
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No wireless networks after dhcp3-server installation

My laptop is both using a wired connexion and a wireless one. I installed dhcps3-server, after that I guessed that there is no wireless network displayed. What can I do to see available wireless ...
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How do I find out if my wireless card supports 5ghz?

I have the 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (rev c4) Hwo do I find out if that card/driver support 5 GHz?
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How can I make CentOS 6 treating WiFi flexibly like Ubuntu 12.04?

In my office, I have AT&T Uverse. The router is a 2wire 3600HGV. The WiFI is provided by a Cisco Linksys E1000 that is plugged in the 2wire device. With my notebook running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Why do I get “authentication” errors on this “Open” configuration?

I have the following ifcfg-wlan0 file: DEVICE=wlan0 BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=yes IPADDR=192.168.5.1 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 NETWORK=192.168.5.0 NAME=wlan0 USERCTL=no the following dhcpd.conf file: ...
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Can't connect to WiFi

I recently installed Arch but didn't set it up yet. In particular, I can't connect to WiFi, although it's visible (in Arch). When I click on it, nothing happens. What might be the issue? $ ip addr 1: ...
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FreeBSD systat doesn't calculate upload speed/total on wlan0

When I call systat -if shows that wlan0 out traffic/peak/total are 0 kb(/s). I'm using wlan0 for networking, internet down/upload are working. The in traffic/peak/total are OK. The wifi chip is ...
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Broadcom or Modem wireless connection problem

I have a BMC42142 wireless adaptor lspci -vnn | grep 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) and I can't connect to the wireless ...
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IPv6 - how to force traffic destinated for same system but another interface to pass through the wireless network?

I want to perform some IPv6 stress testing (file transfer, flooding, Neighbor Discovery, etc) on wireless routers using a system which has two network interface cards. However, all traffic goes ...
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Two WiFi cards shown instead of WiFi and Bluetooth?

I have an Intel Centrino 6235 WiFi and Bluetooth card but I can't get the bluetooth working at all. The weird thing is that when I run lspci I get 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation ...
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connecting to a wifi using wpa_supplicant

I have some problems connecting to my WiFi (WPA2, standard settings) using wpa_supplicant. My /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf is as follows: network={ ssid="MYWIFI" psk=******** } then my ...
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How to put Mac OS X wireless adapter in monitor mode

I'm searching for a equivalent of "iwconfig eth0 mode Monitor" in Mac OS. From man iwconfig mode Monitor does the following: "the node is not associated with any cell and passively monitor all ...
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Unable to connect to wireless

So I've been dual booting eOS with windows 7 for about 3 weeks now and I've absolutely loved it. I haven't had any problems until today. For some reason I cannot connect to my wireless router. I went ...
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Madwifi VAP (and wlanconfig) modern equivalent

It appears that the Madwifi project is deprecated, so I am curious if there is a replacement for the wlanconfig utility that allowed users create Virtual APs. I did search for wlanconfig in my package ...
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How to set Ralink RT5390 into N mode using iw?

I'm working on supporting a new wifi card for my company. This is the first n mode card I've worked with, previously we've used iw to set the cards into either b or g mode as follows: case $mode in ...
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Unstable wireless connection on Debian 7.5 with a AR9382 chipset

I recently reformatted my primary drive (I have a custom built machine based on a Clevo P150 chassis), and decided to opt for Debian (7.5 / Wheezy) after some years using Ubuntu. My issue - which I ...
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WiFi fails in LXLE 12.04.4

Installed LXLE 32-bit 12.04.4 on a Dell Inspiron B130. Networking works, WiFi fails. Has a Broadcom 4401-B0. Network applet shows WiFi greyed out, just like it did in the LiveUSB boot. lspci reports: ...
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How to monitor other nodes to get RSSI?

I need to measure RSSI between two peers of nodes in same network. If I have these two information: SSID for their network. IP for the target node to get the RSSI regarding it. So I found this ...