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

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How to connect to wifi on a Gnome 2.24.1 system?

A friend gave me an old laptop running Gnome 2.24.1. It's been in storage for years but seems to run fine, albeit with this old OS. Now, I don't know too much about Linux, but I'd like to set it up ...
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WiFi not working in Backtrack 5r3 Acer Aspire V3-571 Laptop having “Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ether” integrated wireless card

I have installed backtrack 5r3 in one hard disk partition alongside with windows7 in another partition in Acer Aspire V3-571 laptop having "Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ether" ...
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Using WiFi port as redundant link

I want to use WiFi port of my server as redundant link for copper connection to my home DSL router. My router if SAGEM 2704 with very limited functionality. So practically the only possibility is to ...
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Retrieve value of RTS threshold without iwconfig

Is there a way in OpenWrt to read the current value of the RTS threshold for a specific interface without installing iwconfig? What I'm looking for is the value of RTS thr that can be found in the ...
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How can I bind together several wifi adapters into one internet connection?

I would like to get around an unnecessary and extremely tight (20k) speed cap per wifi client on a wifi network providing internet. Each client passes through a captive portal that requires just ...
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iw: what's the default channel bandwidth?

I'm using the iw tool to configure a WiFi interface to sniff the air (monitor mode) on specific channel: ifconfig wlan0 down iw dev wlan0 set channel 1 iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor ifconfig wlan0 up ...
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wpa_supplicant ignore some networks

I am using wpa_supplicant and would like to add a rule so that my machine connects to any open network. I can do this with: network={ key_mgmt=NONE } Now I would like to blacklist some ...
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Arch Linux not connecting to Wifi anymore

I have been using Arch Linux over a month now. I have used wifi-menu to connect to my Wifi Network. I run the command every time I start my laptop. wifi-menu always gives this error when I try to ...
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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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Use wpa_supplicant without plain text passwords

I'm running gentoo on my laptop, and I'm currently using wpa_supplicant to handle wifi. My configuration works and I can connect, but it is required to type in the plain text password into the ...
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Wireless driver issue slowing and sometimes freezing pc on start up

Can anyone tell me how to remove this start up error message or fix it? lspci: 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) Currently ...
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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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No wireless interface detected in Linux

I'm using Backtrack5R3 via bootable CD and getting no wireless interface found output. These are the o/p of commands by which you can get details of my problem. My laptop model is Lenovo b490(20205). ...
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Install Edimax EW-7612UAn wireless on CentOS 6.5

Does anyone know how to install the driver for Edimax EW-7612UAn on CentOS 6.5? I've tried to install it on Ubuntu, but I never gotten it to work. EDIT: Here is an attempt building a downloaded ...
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Why does my USB device not get recognized by Ubuntu?

I seem to have a problem that no else appears to have encountered before (at least a couple of hours Googling has shown this to be the case). I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I plug in the device (Linksys ...
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Can slattach control a serial WiFi device?

I have a Wi-Fi device which is driven by AT commands over a USB-Serial connection. I am able to successfully make a serial connection to the device and set the SSID, PSK, obtain an IP address, and do ...
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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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Connect to wifi using wifi-menu

I just got a Raspberry Pi (in a kit) and installed Arch Linux on it. I plugged in my WiFi dongle (which came in the kit) and I see that Linux has the driver for it. However, I still cannot connect to ...
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What could cause a ping request to return inconsistently timed results

Here is a sample run: 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=27 ttl=64 time=8852.917 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=28 ttl=64 time=7918.074 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=29 ttl=64 ...
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How can I know if a network is password-protected before connecting to it?

What command can I run to determine the security of a wireless network, without needing to connect to it? I want to know if it needs a password to connect or if it's a public network without security. ...
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Dell Inspiron 6400 wifi not working with Joli OS 1.2 - tried various fixes

I have been using Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Kubuntu a while now. I've just installed Joli OS on an old Dell inspiron 6400. I've read loads of fixes to get the wifi working but to no avail. I have tried the ...
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Trouble setting up wireless fedora 17

My distro is fedora 17 Gnome -64, and the wireless adapter is Edimax EW-7612UAn V2. I never used wireless on this computer and it is not so long ago I installed this op system. I installed wireless on ...
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Why doesn't WPA handshake occur?

[root@notebook /opt/aircrack-ng] dmesg -C [root@notebook /opt/aircrack-ng] aireplay-ng --test wlan0 ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ...
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CLI network management

I've set up a console typewriter: a laptop with a minimal Debian install and no X server. I use it as a typewriter and I use wifi to sync my documents. I connect to wifi using wpa-supplicant. That ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wireless Problem on Mint?

I've recently acquired a used Dell Latitude D630 and have put Mint on it. Everything seems to be operational except for the wireless. First, I don't know if the wireless card actually works (Ethernet ...
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How can I prefer one wifi network over another?

From my home I have access to my home wifi network as well as a public network that is deployed throughout the city. The public network has a lower signal strength and is unprotected. However, my ...
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DHCP lease acquired , yet no ping, not even to default gateway

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my PC using netinstall. I can only use its wifi. My interface has been recognize by the system, and I've used: iwconfig wlan0 essid MY_HOME_AP (I've switched ...
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How to tell what wireless protocols my network card is using?

I want to know which wireless protocol my card is currently using. I found a similar question that tells you what network protocol your card supports, but I want to confirm that my card is actually ...
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Setting up HotSpot with two outbound interfaces

I want to configure my HotSpot when having 2 outbound interfaces. wlan0 - HotSpot interface usb0 - outbound interface for wlan0 eth0 - outbound interface for any other connections. Is it possible ...
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How do I authenticate to a wireless provider's “open” network without using a browser?

This sort of a setup seems to be common in shopping malls and airports. In Western Canada Shaw provides such a service and calls it "Shaw Open". I'm pretty sure other locales have similar services ...
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Wireless network AND dhcp wired server

I have an ubuntu server, which automatically connects to a wireless network on startup. This is achieved through /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet ...
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Dell D610 6.5 CentOS Installation - Undetected Network Adapters

I've spent the better part of the day attempting to install CentOS 6.5 on an older Dell D610 laptop, using everything from a Minimal Install to the Full DVD. After multiple attempts I was able to ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due to ...
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get driver for dell wireless card

iam using laptop dell inspiron 15R 5537 ... using dell wireless card 1705 ... and wireless is not defined on any linux distro i tried (ubuntu , debian , elemetary OS luna , gentoo ) :( i searched ...
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Debian 6 NDISwrapper doesn't install correctly

I'm using Debian 6. I've been trying to set up the Netgear N300 WiFi (model number WNA3100) adapter but haven't been successful. The Ndiswrapper was installed from .deb packages which I downloaded on ...
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Can I deactivate the broadcom driver if I have a Realtek wireless card?

I am trying to get my wireless working on ubuntu 12.04. If I run lshw I see this output, indicating a Realtek wireless card. *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller ...
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Can't install iwlwifi driver in Crunchbang

i just installed Crunchbang 10 to my Laptop in dual boot with win7, my wlan card is a Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230. I saw i had no wifi, so I tried to install the driver from here, by ...
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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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FreeBSD on RPi doesn't see TP-Link wifi dongle

I've installed FreeBSD 10 on a Raspberry Pi via Crochet. I'm trying to get it to work with a TP-Link TL-WN727N v3 USB wifi adapter, which should be supported and seems to work for others (though ...
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What exactly is happening when I run `netctl-auto enable-all`?

My wifi connection has been dying very regularly. I notice when I run netctl-auto enable-all I reconnect within 5 seconds every time. (My connection has dropped twice while posting this.) Why does ...
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I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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Why can't I connect to a hidden SSID in Edubuntu?

I'm running a godforsaken version of Edubuntu and I'm trying to get it to connect to a wifi with a hidden SSID. I've scoured the internet for the past hour or so, trying to find anything similar and ...
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Wi-Fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop - take two

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 N card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wi-Fi works on and off. When it's down, it still connects to the network and obtains an IP address, but ping to the ...
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What is the network controller and how does it relate to Wi-Fi?

I am working on getting wireless up and running on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. In this tutorial, the guy says "your network controller is your Wi-Fi." To me, that seems to imply that the network ...
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How can I find out what kind of wireless card I have from output of lspci

I am trying to install a wireless driver for a new laptop running ubuntu 12.04. If I run lspci I do not see any human readable mention of a wireless card. $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working on Debian Jessie?

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with a Ralink RT3290 wireless card running Debian Jessie with kernel 3.12.9-1. This distro looks as if the wireless drivers were included, and from another post ...
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I'm failing to set up a wireless Access Point (AP)

I'm trying to get this card to be an access point, and am failing. I tried various Ubuntu releases, and checked on both ARM and i386. The kernel version I used is 2.6.35, and there is no Network ...
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Find hostapd's access point SSID

I have a Linux machine operating as an access point using hostapd and dnsmasq. The AP is working fine (the device is wlan0), but I am having difficulty finding the SSID of the AP for monitoring ...
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Realtek USB wireless card can't get wireless interface for Linux

I bought a USB wireless card yesterday. It is said to have a RTL8192CU chip inside. However when I tried it under my Gentoo linux, the modules won't load automatically. Even if I load rtl8192cu ...
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Is there a way to list the connected devices on my wifi access point?

I have an Angstrom Linux device acting as an access point, running hostapd, dhcpd, which works fine. Can I get a list of devices connected to the Wi-Fi? I know I can get the DHCP leases, but I need to ...