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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Linksys WAG200 DSL/Router combo with cable modem? [closed]

I have a Linksys DSL/Router combo. It was previously used for my DSL connection. I switched to a cable connection now, using Motorola cable modem. Is it possible to create have the cable connection ...
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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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“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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Why is Gnome Shell sending data over my wireless network?

I have been checking which processes under my Fedora Linux 18 are using my upload bandwidth and I occasionally see that Gnome Shell is one of them. Why should it be sending data over my wireless ...
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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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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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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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New Computer keeps crashing on fresh install

I have a brand new HP Envy dv7-7212nr, second one, because I thought there was something wrong with the SSD with the first one. After I install Debian Testing or Mint, I compile the wireless drivers. ...
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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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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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NetworkManager Wi-Fi enablement button unselectable

I have a Gigabyte Q2532 laptop and Enable Wi-Fi of NetworkManager is not selectable. As for the device, here is the relevant entry from lspci: 03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 ...
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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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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. ...
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Can't connect to a wireless network in Arch Linux netctl

I just installed arch linux on my laptop. But after rebooting, I can't connect to the internet. Wi-fi is the only available connection to me. I used the command wifi-menu then after choosing my ...
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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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How to run rtl8192cu driver in linux with kernel 3.8?

I have a trouble with usb WiFi dongle TPLink WN725N (rtl8192cu driver). Dongle it start, but cannot connect. Driver in official Realtek site support only 2.6.18~2.6.38 and 3.0.8 kernels. Is there a ...
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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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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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Configure TP-Link TL WN723N for Debian Squeeze

I did a reinstall yesterday of my HP probook laptop using Debian Squeeze. I've been struggling with installing the rtl8192cu module, required to run the TP-Link TL WN723N USB dongle. I am currently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wifi-Hardware seems not to be enabled

in my MSI Wind-Box DC 110 I have this Wifi Chip: RTL8188CE (says the sticker on the chassis and the vendor told me that they are sure the device is implemented) and I cannot connect to any Wifi - ...
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Setting up CUPS and Brother Wireless Printer

I am running Fedora 18 and have CUPS and the brother printer driver and CUPS wrapper (provided by brother) installed on my machine. The printer model is the MFC-255CW. This printer works seamlessly ...
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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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Arch linux wifi works manually, how to make it automatic?

Running Arch Linux with kernel 3.6.11-12-ARCH+ on my Raspberry Pi. I have a Linksys wifi usb dongle (WUSB54GC v3) that is running and working after I execute the following commands: $> sudo ...
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Installing RTL8723AE Wireless LAN drivers on a machine with no internet connection

I've bought a netbook with a Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN card, which functions, when I run Windows 7. I can access the Internet only via wireless networks. Now I want to install Linux on my ...
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Force a specific frequency from my wireless card

How can I make my wireless card emit a specific frequency (the ones that it is capable of physically)? I am aware that a kernel module can help (please correct if I am wrong) but am looking for ...
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Losing wifi connection to access point after a few minutes (hostapd, dnsmasq, iptables)

I'm using a laptop as a wifi access point. Since this laptop has the proper hardware, I was able to use hostapd. I wanted to use DHCP and iptables/NAT forwarding instead of a bridge to have more ...
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Wireless on Slackware

Ok, so I finally got my wireless working on Slackware. Trouble is, I don't really understand what I'm doing. I'm currently root and in order to get wireless, I first have to: wpa_supplicant ...
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WiFi / WLAN: WPA2 authentication appears to be successful, but dhclient won't get a response

I'm trying to use a USB WiFi adapter to connect to a wireless router. I assume the adapter is brought to life with the correct driver, because # iwconfig gives some reasonable output: wlan0 IEEE ...
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Causes for duplicated wpa_supplicant processes

I am constantly getting the following error. Deleting /var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0 doesn't help. What causes this, and how do I prevent it? Thank you [root@desktop ~]# sudo wpa_supplicant -B ...
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How come my rtl8188cus device cannot connect?

I have a Edimax EW-7811Un usb wifi adapter, which uses a Realtek 8188cus chipset internally. I can use wicd to perform a network scan with the adapter, and it lists the networks correctly. But when I ...