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

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netctl: multiple Wifi APs with same SSID

Yesterday I travelled by train and there were multiple Wifi APs with the same SSID. I had no problem connecting to the Wifi; I'm just curios how netctl handles such a case. Which of the available APs ...
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Wicd and NetworkManager both not working in Debian Jessie

I recently installed Debian, and I was able to get the WiFi to work using the command line. After a while, it stopped working. I figured that it had something to do with the fact that my intel iwlwifi ...
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Installing a D-LINK dwa-131 wireless adaptor on Linux

I am new to Linux and a complete novice, I have just installed Linux Ubuntu on a desktop, I want to use a wireless adapter for my internet connection. The model is a D-Link DWA-131 Nano wireless ...
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Wireless 3g dongle not mode-switching successfully

Lots of wireless 3G dongles have 2 modes they can operate in; storage mode where they mount like a USB thumb drive and which usually contains Windows drivers for the device, and communication mode. ...
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How can I tell if my wifi dongle has access-point capabilities?

I have a Realtek 8191SU USB wifi dongle for use on my Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to set up a wifi access point using this tutorial. However, I'm running into a few errors, and I suspect it might be ...
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Linux Wifi High Power Consumption

I'm running Fedora 20, kernel 3.15.6 and ath9 driver with an ateros card. My battery life is very short, on an older debian install I had around 3 to 4 hours, now I'm between 1 and 2 hours. Powertop ...
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Wifi problem in fedora 20?

I have recently installed fedora 20 on my laptop. I am new to fedora/linux. I think its not having any wifi driver. My network controller is: Broadcom BCM43142. I dont have any other way to connect my ...
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ndiswrapper wireless driver does not connect to detected Wifi network

I am running Slacko Puppy v5.3.1 and am trying to use my Wifi dongle with it. I have a Windows .inf file for the driver for my USB dongle. I used the Puppy network wizard to load the driver using ...
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/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/build missing in linux puppy? what should I do?

I am new to linux as of yesterday. I'm using linux puppy to try to get the most out of a 10 year old, slow laptop. I installed it fine, no problems there, but as soon as I try to use my usb dongle's ...
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Through NM says I'm connected to a wireless network, firefox can't connect to any site

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a USB stick to a partition on my Dell Inspiron N5010. I login to Ubuntu and opbserve the Wifi appears to connect to teh wi-fi network, but Firefox cannot connect to any ...
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Wifi not working

I just dual-booted windows 7 with Debian 7, during the installation it said the wifi firmware was missing so I installed without an internet connection, after the installation I got my LAN cable to ...
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wificard goes into disabled state setting up AP in N-mode

I've recently set up an Access Point using the Ralink RT5390, using Linux Kernel 3.12.18. I'm using the rt2800usb module as the driver for the card, and rt2800.bin v0.29 as the firmware. The access ...
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Can not connect wirelessly to internet in CrunchBang 10

I am trying to install Crunch Bang 10 on a clients computers. The problem is, wireless internet is not working. Internet on the computer has worked before when it had Lubuntu on it. I have wired ...
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Create WiFi AP with LXDE

Using the network manager that comes with LXDE, is it possible to create a Wireless Access Point/Hotspot? That is, instead of the laptop connecting to an AP, it creates the AP so other devices can ...
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Linux - Mint, wifi aircard issue

I have a microsoft aircard (model 1051 notebook reviever2.0) that I use for wifi. Linux Mint doesn't auto detect wifi with it for some reason. How do I get this to work? Do I need a driver?
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How to use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04. I use a Kali Linux as the guest OS, but this OS not show the wi-fi when I connect it. After starting the guest OS, it still does not ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-510 for Debian 7?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-510. But I can't install it on my Debian 7 32 bits. And I want to use in a runlevel 3. How can I use this D-link? Thanks!
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PinguyOS latest version - networking problem

I installed PinguyOS on a friends computer. This computer is now displaying the following strange behaviour: Unable to set custom network. There seems to be only a provision for DHCP based ...
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Fedora 20 - wifi hotspot almost work but something wrong

I have a Sony Vaio notebook with WiFi, and need to setup a hotspot (an ad-hoc one) under Fedora 20. I successfully did it under Debian and SuSE, but under Fedora I am struggling to understand the ...
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Wireless not working on very old PC on Debian

I have this really old PC Toshiba Pro L10 running on 512 MB on RAM. I installed Debian 32 bit lxde spin off. Everything is working well except the wireless (no wireless extensions). Wired network ...
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How to setup wireless AP with two wifi cards and ethernet as WAN on debian?

I'm trying to build wireless AP with 2 Atheros cards (AR5413 / AR5414 both), and one ethernet card to act as WAN. I am also having doubts if I should use ath5k or madwifi drivers. I've tried both ...
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Does BIOS device whitelist affect Linux?

Starting with 2002, Lenovo (actually, it was IBM back then) started whitelisting the wireless adapters and other devices allowed to be used in their ThinkPad laptops. Some other manufacturers are ...
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How can I know the max possible trasmit power of my wireless card?

Is there any way for me to tell the maximum possible power of my wireless card from within Linux? Or do I need to find the product number of the card, and search for specifications like that online?
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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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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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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 ...