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

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Why wpa_supplicant doesn't get new ip when reassociate?

/etc/network/interfaces: auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf update_config=1 ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant network={ ...
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Create wireless access point and share internet connection with nmcli

How can I create a Wi-Fi hotspot with command line tool nmcli and share the ethernet internet connection to the wireless access point? Furthermore how can I start this automatically at boot? Is that ...
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Leoxsys nano wifi adapter installation in backtrack 5r3/kali linux 1.1.0

I have leoxsys nano wifi adapter 150mbps using chipset realtek 8188ETV. It works fine in windows but not recognised in backtrack or kali linux via vmware workstation 9/10/11. When i gave the command ...
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Cannot get TP_LINK / TL-WN823N / Realtek 8192cu usb wireless adapter to be utilized on Debian Wheezy

I have a TP-LINK TL-WN823N wireless usb stick (Realtek Module 8192cu) for my desktop. I cannot get the network manager to use it. Wicd says no wireless networks found and the standard network monitor ...
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Automatically run rfkill unblock on startup

I'm running Elementary OS on an old(er) HP Pavilion dm1. Unfortunately, on startup my wireless is hard disabled, and I need to run sudo rfkill unblock all to get it up and running. Works fine once I ...
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Why only driver is not enough, but the firmware is also required? [duplicate]

A few days ago I was trying to install a USB WiFi adapter in old version of linux. I installed it successfully. But the procedure I followed required me to install not only driver, but also the ...
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RT5572 shown in lsusb but not iwconfig

I've searched google and I can't find a solution to this problem :[ I'm running Debian. Simply did a minimal netinst with no desktop environment: ~#: uname -r 3.2.0-4-686-pae I have this product ...
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Wifi with Broadcom 4352?

Trying to get wifi to work for Kali Linux, I found many posts/guides for other 43xx models, but I can't seem to find a solution for 4352, I can't seem to find any drivers on the Broadcom website that ...
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WiFi only connects to my router, not to any other access point

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with a WiFi USB dongle. I don't know the brand or model, I got it for free with my Xtreamer Mk1 in 2009. My Windows 7 PC installs some generic Realtek RTL8191SU WLAN adapter ...
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Intel 6300 wireless card won't work on CentOS 7 - worked during install though!

I installed centos 7 on a laptop with an intel 6300 wireless card in it. During the install, the wireless card was available and I was able to connect to my lan. After the install, I don't see the ...
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Location of wifi password/ssid in OpenELEC (Rasperry Pi version)

Where OpenELEC stores wifi password/ssid? Is it protected somehow or anybody who can get my SD card can read it? I unpacked my OpenELEC's squashfs image so I can browse freely inside its contents but ...
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Output of `iw list`: phy_x corresponds to what interface?

I have 2 interfaces wlan0 and wlan1. When I want to see the modes that support my cards I do iw list and I see phy0 and phy2. How do I know what information corresponds to what card? In other words, ...
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Can I use wlan for incoming data and eth0 for outgoing over the same network?

I've set up my Raspberry Pi as a NAS system using Samba and i would like to max its possible speed over the network. Is it possible for me to use both wlan and eth0 to connect to the same network, but ...
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Win7-Ubuntu dualboot cannot connect to wifi after using windows

I am using using Ubuntu 14.04 as my regular OS, but from time to time I have to switch to Windows at my work. It has now happened at least twice, that after spending a few hours in Windows and coming ...
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Linux Mint losing/dropping/forgetting network connection spuriously

In what may be the most annoying wifi problem of my life, Linux Mint 17.1 64bit xfce can't seem to stay connected to its current wifi network. The intervals are as narrow as 5 minutes, and as wide as ...
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iwlwifi VS NetworkManager

I have an iwlwifi module installed and used as driver on my Lenovo ThinkPad s440 (Ubuntu 15.04). I also use NetworkManager for GUI setup which works perfectly till some point. But I found out that in ...
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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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Issues with connecting to open WiFi network via /etc/network/interfaces

I've previously been able to connect to an open WiFi network on a BeagleBone with a WiFi dongle by adding the following to /etc/network/interfaces: auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 # For automatic ...
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Looking for help with the new rtwn(4) driver for OpenBSD

EDIT 1: Patch from the mailing list I got in touch with the original poster about the card, and he gave me a patch to try out. I will apply it, recompile the kernel, and report my findings. If it ...
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What does iwa/iwl/iwm/iwn mean in FreeBSD?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 which I was looking to install FreeBSD on. The laptop has an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip which doesn’t seem to be supported (yet). On my travels, researching ...
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wlan0 inteface hosting DHCP is asking itself where it is

I set-up Raspeberry as WiFi router: eth0 on one side, and wlan0 on the other side. My wlan0 interface is hosting a DHCP server. But every minute, it asks itself where the DHCP server is. How could I ...
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DEBIAN connect eth0 do bridged device

I am new in Linux. But I need connect my NTB to bridged device. I connect my NTB to device with ethernet cable and eth0 interface in Debian(kali 2.0). Schema Wifi ...
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How to connnect to a Sony camera via Wifi from Linux

Sony cameras come with Wifi connectivity, but their software is only distributed for Mac and Windows. (www.sony.net/pm/) How can I connect to it from Linux? (Specifically, Fedora 22 <--> DSC-HX60) ...
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Linux find WiFi Networks protocol(a/b/g/n) version of all available access points

I do use iwlist wlan0 scanning and it gives me a fair amount of data, but one part is missing. It is protocol version. By protocol I mean (a/b/g/n). It would be very good to have these commands in ...
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Simple access point for remote electronics project

I need to get a way to communicate to a Raspberry Pi which is acting as the brain of a project. The missing piece is the wireless TCP/IP link. There are some tutorials for setting up a router with ...
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Problem setting-up RPi as WiFi hostspot with Ralink RT3070

I am trying to set-up my RPi as a wireless hotspot so I can control it wirelessly from my laptop. There are many guides around that are referred to in these forums as well however I keep on having the ...
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Raspberry Pi speed problem with OpenVPN access point

I configured my Raspberry Pi like a OpenVPN with this tutorial: http://blog.frd.mn/raspberry-pi-vpn-gateway/ Now all is working perfect but the question is why if I connect to the access point ...
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Connect to Computer-to-Computer wireless network created in Windows

I've recently installed Fedora 22. And I need to connect to the computer-to-conputer network with the shared Internet, created in windows 7. I was able to connect another Windows 7 laptop so ...
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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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Fresh Kali, no wireless network showing, cant't find why

I have a problem with a fresh new install of Kali. My network-manager is not able to find any wifi network, while on the LiveUSB it could just fine. The strange thing is, my wireless-card seems ...
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How do I install iwconfig without yum?

I am using this tutorial to try to set up wireless on a new CentOS 7 installation that is not connected to the internet. However, when I type iwconfig into the terminal, it replies with -bash: ...
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WPA_Supplicant bgscan doesn't populate scan_results

I'm using WPA_Supplicant 2.1 with Wext driver, on a custom Linux 2.6.27 kernel. The issue is that bgscan fails to populate 'scan_results' other than the network that wpa_supplicant is currently ...
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Can't connect to wifi. Only lo interface available

I'm running Kali off a USB on a Macbook Pro (late 2013 model). There is no ethernet on the Macbook so WiFi is the only option. First I ran iwconfig and realised there was an issue. root@kali:~# ...
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What exactly is an ifconfig dropped RX packet?

I'm seeing very high RX dropped packets in the output of ifconfig: Thousands of packets per second, an order of magnitude more than regular RX packets. wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Broadcom bcm4352 wireless on CentOS 7

I'm trying to set up CentOS 7 on a Dell Precision M3800 and can't get the wireless working - the only option under network settings is "wired". Any ideas how I can get a working driver? $ lspci | ...
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Persisting network names irrespective of network address

We are in process of developing custom linux device with unifil wifi card. Whenever we change wireless device with in device urules changing wlan index based on ATTR{address}. Is there a way to tell ...
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How to unblock wifi at boot?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Each time my laptop boots, wifi is off (rfkill list states that Wlan0 is Soft blocked). Obviously, I can unblock it (thanks to the GUI, or command rfkill unblock wifi or ...
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rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin - Wireless stop working, then laptop needs to reboot to get wireless back

Possible duplicate: "My Wifi drops the connection after a few minutes realtek8723be" which indicated this problem is a known bug My wireless stops working randomly when I'm using my laptop. Sometimes ...
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Setting up hostapd with a iwlwifi device to run a hotspot

I am trying to configure my opensuse 13.1 system to function as a hotspot (on my dell xps13 computer). So I tried setting up hostapd as explained here, but I get an error: hostapd ...
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isc-dhcp-server [ok] and running but doesnt seem to work at all

I am attempting to create my own Wireless Access point with compatible hardware and software. Running cmd service isc-dhcp-server start and service hostapd start on my Raspbian box returns Running ...
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Surface Pro Compatible Wireless cards and drivers

In reference to this post: Surface Pro Wifi Issues on Mint KDE 17 there doesn't seem to be any solution to fixing the wifi issues on the Surface Pro when running Linux. The Marvell card doesn't even ...
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5Ghz wifi band and a repeating prompt for a wifi password

When I log on to Ubuntu and try to connect to the Internet with the right password, the prompt simply disappears and comes back asking for the password again, I have tried connecting it to my phones ...
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How to use a alpha usb network adapter on debian

I have a Alpha Wireless and , i install debian on my desktop but the the problem is he didn't read the wirless connection , now i don't have a connection in my pc , so how can i make debian read the ...
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How to compile Edimax WW-7822UAC modules

I have a Edimax EW-7822UAC wireless USB adapter. Everytime I download the driver on the Edimax website, and follow the steps I am presented with the following errors: make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= ...
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How to put Mac OS X wireless adapter in monitor mode

I'm searching for a equivalent of "iwconfig eth0 mode Monitor" in Mac OS. From man iwconfig mode Monitor does the following: "the node is not associated with any cell and passively monitor all ...
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802.11ac USB dongle support in Linux

(cross-post from Network Engineering community) Is it reasonable to expect to be able to get a 802.11ac dual-band USB wireless dongle to work correctly on Debian (wheezy) on an ARM platform (using ...
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Different behaviour over WIFI and LAN-Ethernet when connecting via VPN

I have some problems getting my internet connection working over the LAN, meanwhile over the WIFI, everything seems to work nicely with my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. First thing I do is connecting to ...
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usb wifi adapter using ath9k_htc not working on linux

I have a TL-WN821N wifi adapter that is supposed to work using purely free software. It used to work when I used the Trisquel linux distribution but now when I have switched to Debian it does not ...
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wifi - maximum number of pending replies per connection has been reached

Sometimes, my wifi internet connection gets interrupted which i can see when the leds in the wifi modem goes off. Now, when the connection resumes (i mean, the green led starts glowing in the ...
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WLAN & Debian based Linux distros: Soft-enable WLan by default

It seems Debian based Linux's have wlan soft-blocked by default. I verify it on my Linux Mint laptop: even if you rfkill unblock all interfaces (in rc.local or in a service...): 2 seconds after boot ...