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

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Modules for USB wireless adapter missing?

I have an USB wireless adapter that is recognized as: # lsusb ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter. I am using this adapter on a device that has a much slimmed down kernel ...
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Double-Ended USB Unrecognized Alfa AWUS036NHR

I have a wonderful little wireless adapter that works perfectly well on Windows, but drops the connection regularly in Arch. As far as I can tell, it's not getting enough power to function properly. ...
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Arch Linux starting Wireless connection shuts down wired connection

When Im starting the wireless connection via SSH, as soon as th dhcp starts the connection(wired) to the computer stops working and the computer is only available on Wifi. Is that normal. Im using ...
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Can't connect to WLAN with netctl

I can't connect to a WiFi network. I tried various methods such as wpa_supplicant and wicd. At the moment I'm trying netctl. When I enter the command: systemctl --type=service I see the following ...
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WLAN: get info about AP

I am troubleshooting WLAN connections from my laptop. I have several possible WLANs to connect to. When connection is established, I am unable to see to which AP I am connected. In my ...
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wpa_supplicant: connect to WLAN in the background (during boot)

I am using manual configuration to connect to my WLAN. In my wpa_supplicant.conf, I have something like this: network={ ssid="mywifi" key_management=WPA-EAP ... } and then, in my ...
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NetworkManager (applet) - After click on network no window or error

I have a problem with NetworkManger, or to be specific with the nm-applet. When I choose the WiFi network I want to connect to nothing happens. The terminal window I opened nm-applet shows some ...
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Unable to set wifi frequency/channel on Raspbian

Hey I'm trying to configure my Raspberry Pi to connect to my router on channel 8 (2.447G). The WiFi network adapter I have for my Pi seems to be stuck on channel 1. iwlist scan only lists the one ap ...
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Connected to WiFi, no internet access - Linux Mint

I connect to a my AP and I get a message "Connect to ..." but I cant access the internet, nor ping anything exept my gateway. I tried changing the DNS Servers to google ones but with no use. Any ...
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BAMT wireless connection no DHCPOFFERS received

I have managed to get my Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter registered and the correct driver installed, but need some help getting it connected to my WPA2 PSK network. root@bamt-miner:/home/user# ...
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Adding wlan0 to xenbr0

I'm setting up xen on debian to do some testing and having problems with the bridge. I would like to use wlan0 as the bridge, but can't seem to get this working. Currently I have tried this: # This ...
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Intel Advanced-N 6235 wireless monitor mode problem

As far as I know, iwlwifi drivers (and this particular wireless card) support monitor mode. The only requirement is to install the latest driver from ...
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How do I find my network SSID?

I would like to install Arch Linux. In the first part of the installation, I need to connect to a wireless LAN network. But I don't know what my network's SSID is. How can I find this out?
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extending wifi scan list to 2.3GHz and 10MHz width

How to extend wifi frequency scan list to be able to connect 2.3GHz or 2.5GHz access points? And how to set channel width to 10MHz? Arch Linux. Broadcom and Atheros drivers.
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Rogue AP channel hopping problem

I am able to set AP but despite explicitly setting channel for monitor interface and AP, AP frequency changes regularly. My setup: OS: Kali Linux 1.0 (booted from a USB stick) External network ...
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escape characters in /etc/network/interfaces

I want to be sure that whatever string I pass into the line wpa-ssid "abc" in /etc/network/interfaces won't be used to break out of the configuration. All I can find in the manual is that \ can be ...
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How to Install Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 Driver onto Linux Mint

I had just recently downloaded Linux Mint onto my computer, and I downloaded a 64-bit driver for wireless, but I don't know how to install it. I've never used linux before now, and the person who ...
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Debian: Network connection dropping randomly

I am having an issue with my network connection dropping after a while, sometimes an hour if I'm lucky two. I can regain the connection by running: sudo ifdown wlan0 sudo ifup --force wlan0 when I ...
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x120e wifi broadcom BCM43224 “unmanaged”

I have a Thinkpad x120e with a BCM43224, Debian (Gnome) reports it as "unmanaged", and won't let me set it up. It worked once, during the install, after an apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms. Never ...
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system went unresponsive and had to hard reboot

without not much load on the machine, it suddenly went busy and went unresponsive. it could not respond to keyboard or mouse movement or neither would move to another other tty's. there is some log ...
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Wifi on/off button on TP-Link WR841ND

I installed OpenWRT into TP-Link WR841ND. Everything works as expected, but I can't get the wifi on/off switch working. I followed the guide described on the OpenWRT page for this router. Scripts in ...
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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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Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?

I have faced this problem many times. First, I thought it has something to do with laptop model and brand but later I came to know that same hardware with different OS was having different results. ...
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Wifi broadcom 4313 with proprietary driver (Ubuntu) randomly stops connecting to wireless networks

I have a laptop with Broadcom 4313 wireless module, using Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 as OS When reconnecting to network or when waking laptop from suspend/rebooting it sometimes cannot connect to any ...
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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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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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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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Debian: Unable to activate wifi on HP Pavilion Dm1-4055sg (with Broadcom BCM4313)

I just installed Debian Wheezy stable. I am now facing the problem, that I am not able to activate the WiFi. I use a HP-Pavilion DM1 notebook with a button (F12 and wlan button) to activate the WiFi. ...
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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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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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How do I accept all Networks with the same ssid with wicd?

We have a Mesh network here in my town, where every node creates the same client wlan with the SSID "kiel.freifunk.net". In wicd I can connect to those networks, but I have to choose which of them. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...