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

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How to associate with an EA-N66 (in repeater mode) in Debian Wheezy?

I bought an Asus EA-N66 that I want to use in repeater mode to extend the range of my 2.4 GHz wireless network. The setup guide allowed me to associate it to the correct SSID without a hitch, and I ...
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hostapd, ath5k, nl80211 - how to get it working?

I have this network adapter in an Asus notebook running Manjaro Linux (based on Arch), everything up to date (Kernel: 3.10.11): > lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i "network" lspci: Unable to load libkmod ...
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Install BCM 4365 drivers in Backtrack 5R3

I have recently installed Backtrack 5 R3. When I try to run: sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source I get the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.6 (x86_64) ...
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ArchBang - Missing wireless interface, or how to remap fn+F1-F1

Hello I am using ArchBang on old laptop Dell D410 (Dell D410 Technical Specification). I have troubles with wifi. My assumption (please read bellow explanation why I deducted this) is that I cannot ...
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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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my wifi Wireless-N 2230 can't connect occassionally

My wifi Wireless-N 2230 has quite often connection problems. My system is Fedora 18. Below are some logs from /var/log/messages. I can see that it changes "World regulatory domain" from PL to CZ and ...
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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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Testing which modules are unloaded with modprobe

I'm currently searching for the right driver for my Broadcom BCM4313 network/wifi device. At first no network was recognized at all, now I managed to connect, but the connection is really slow. I ...
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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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Is it possible to change the clock frequency of Wifi chip?

Is it possible under Linux to change the frequency of Wifi chips e.g. using Intel driver iwlwifi like we do for CPUs?
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How can I make sense of wpa_supplicant's different signal level outputs?

I'm using wpa_supplicant 2.0 on Linux x64 with a USB wifi adapter (rtl8192cu). When I do a scan from wpa_cli, I get wildly different numbers (alternating between positive and negative) even for the ...
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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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Set wi-fi power saving polling interval on Linux, is it possible?

man iwconfig states: power Used to manipulate power management scheme parameters and mode. To set the period between wake ups, enter period `value'. [...] Examples : ...
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Unable to get Wireless working during Arch Linux install

I'm following the Arch Linux install guide here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide I'm installing from a live disc. I've just used pacstrap to install the base system. I then ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...