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

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Connecting MiFi via USB and usb_modeswitch

A bit of background: I have a E586 MiFi. (You can insert a SIM card and connect to it either via wireless or via USB.) My SIM card is a German Vodafone Ultracard, i.e. it is assigned to the same ...
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Debian - ifconfig not showing wlan0

I have Debian installed on my laptop (T440s). I've installed the iwlwifi drivers but Wifi does not work. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and lo. What should I do? Also, how do I adjust brightness?
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Wireless Adapter stopping to work and giving errors after a while

I find myself working on an old computer on which I installed a lightweight distro (AntiX). Since my actual computer died a week ago and I'll have to do stuff with a computer, I'll have to use this ...
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hostapd file not running

i get some error in my hostapd file saying random: Trying to read entropy from /dev/random Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf ctrl_interface_group=0 Could not read interface ra0 flags: No ...
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Do Access points use softMAC or hardMAC?

I am trying to understand the working of wireless in linux. I started with wpa_supplicant, hostapd applications with the help of their documentation and source code.Understood the flow and basic ...
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BCM43142 Won't Work With Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x64 [closed]

I have posted this on the official Mint forums as well, thought I'd cross-post here to see if I can get alternate suggestions I can try. I initially tried the bcmwl-kernel-source from 'Driver ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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using linux mint 17, how can i connect to my school's wifi?

At school, using my windows 8.1 drive, I am automatically prompted with a login page on my default browser once I click on their wifi connection under Network Connections. I sign in using my username ...
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kernel panic - get log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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Disable rate control in linux wireless driver

I need to evaluate the performance of a few wireless cards at different bitrates. I found out that "minstrel" algorithm continuously adjusts this rate. Can someone point me to 'how I can manually ...
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Provide security settings before connecting over WiFi in Mint 17

A little while ago I upgraded my laptop from Linux Mint 16 to 17. Everything went fine, but now I can no longer connect to a specific wireless network that I have at work. When I try to connect, it ...
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Kali Linux - Wireless Adapter: airodump-ng wlan0 - Error

I am doing a project on Kali Linux's airodump-ng command. Though, whenever I try to execute this command on a virtual machine (Virtual Box) with a Wireless USB adapter, I get this message as appose to ...
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connman connections extremely flaky and slow

I'm trying to configure my system to be able to connect via either ethernet or wifi with connman. I was able to hotplug my ethernet with systemctl restart dhcpcd.service previously, but I'd like to ...
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Laptop doesn't detect my wifi signal

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop and have updated the wireless drivers. My laptop detects all wireless signals around but not mine. How can I resolve this issue?
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How to connect to several AP's using a single physical wlan interface?

For research purposes and concerning hardware limitations in an environment where my machine does not have more than one wifi adapter, I need to connect in several AP's at the same time to perform ...
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Spoofed mac resets to default when connects to network

I'm trying to change the mac address of the wifi card. I tryed with both ip link set wlan0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and macchanger, and I'm able to change it, but when NetworkManager try to connect, ...
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Cannot connect to wireless network with Ralink MT7601

I have been busy with my new Raspberry Pi B+ the whole day. I am trying to get on the wireless network. Here the steps I performed: Check on kernel # uname -a Linux kali 3.12.26 #1 PREEMPT Thu AUg ...
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How can I switch between “wl” and “b43” wifi modules without rebooting?

If I restart my computer with the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist b43 blacklist ssb blacklist wl Then I can either modprobe wl (broadcom STA, works well) or modprobe b43 ...
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No option to up TX-Power in Kali Linux

I want to make my TX-Power but I don't have the option. When I type iwconfig i get this: wlan0 802.11b/g link ESSID:"296033" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: ...
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Install rtl8188etv/rtl8188eu driver on Orange-Pi

I'm trying to install the wifi driver on Orange-Pi board. The real chip is rtl8188etv but the driver is the same. I have compiled 3.4.105+ Kernel to have the headers: mkdir ...
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No FIOS Network After Zorin 9 Install on Wireless Desktop PC

A friend has a home Verizon FIOS network, connected thusly: Verizon wired/wireless Router > wireless ASUS Windows 7 Desktop PC > wireless HP Windows 8.1 Laptop > wireless HP All-in-One Printer. Note ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 Wireless DNS Issue

I'm quite new to using Kubuntu and have run into issues with the wireless connection on Kubuntu 14.10. The wireless connection says that it is connected, and I can ping IP addresses of other devices ...
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Ubuntu/Mint (trusty) : Wifi keeps shutting down

I Run Mint on my desktop and I'm facing a very annoying problem : wifi keeps shutting down after a few minutes or a few hours and it never comes back automatically. To restore network, I have to ...
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Where does Linux store Wifi passwords?

I am going to write a simple replacement for Ubunutu's NetworkManager. Is there any place where the Wifi network passwords would be stored in Linux? I know about ...
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DNS suddenly stops working for a particular network on a particular machine, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG

I'm staying somewhere for a while where there are two wifi networks. One's mediocre, one sucks. The mediocre one worked fine on my HP machine with a Realtek card running Mint for several days. ...
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set network manager dns in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When I'm at work I can browse the internet without problems. Now that I'm at home, I can connect, but I'm not able to browse the web. Some informations: the output of ifconfig: ...
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Linux - On boot do push-button-connect to strongest wireless

I'm trying to configure linux (in this case CentOS) to automatically connect to the nearest WiFi via "push-button-connect". This micro computer has no keyboard or display, so the goal is to hit the ...
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Crouton with kali linux and external wifi adapter

Is it possible to make kali or linux installed with crouton to see the external wifi adapter so I can use it in monitor mode/etc?
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Internet through wifi

I am renting a place that only provides internet through wifi. My laptop has no problem connecting, but my desktop doesn't have a wifi card. I have a Linksys WRT54GX4 router. Is it possible for me to ...
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nl80211 not found

Environment Linux 3.0.8 compiled for ARM FriendlyARM mini210s I cross-compiled iw for an ARM board (friendlyARM mini210s), when I installed the utility and ran it, I got this message: # iw --help ...
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Wifi Connects in Kali not in Mint

I have a Dell Latitude D830 with a built in wifi adapter. I currently have a dual boot of Kali and Linux Mint. In Kali, I'm able to see and connect to wifi. In Mint I'm able to see and attempt to ...
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Broadcom driver on Kali Linux

I recently installed Kali Linux, switching from Scientific Linux. The only problem is my wireless driver, which doesn't want to install at all. lspci -nn | grep Net : 02:00.0 Ethernet controller ...
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Wireless network bridge

I am trying to create a network bridge to allow virtual machines to use my wireless card to connect to my home network. My plan was to do something like: iw dev wlp12s0 set 4addr on brctl addbr ...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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Same Wifi names keep messing with connection

I just got a RasPi and I'm looking to replace the Windows PC that's doing the routing job. (To save electricity) What I'm trying to do with it is make it connect to a wifi network using it's bssid(or ...
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How do I install wpa_supplicant on bare embedded (ARM) linux (3.0.8)?

Environment FriendlyARM mini210s Linux 3.0.8 armv7l Cross-compilling I need to install wpa_supplicant, how do I do that? Shall I get the source for wpa_supplicant and place it somewhere in my ...
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WIFI connected but not working in Lubuntu

I'm new to Linux in general and I have had difficulty with some wifi connections. Some work and some don't. When I look under edit connections everything looks the same and I am left rather puzzled as ...
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In Archlinux, it has a valid ip, but no connection could established

Later I changed a wireless router, and everything goes OK. Maybe there were something incompatible between the former one and the latter. Yet I can't get the reason. ...
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use only one wireless card to connect to wifi network and share internet through wifi at same time

Is it possible to use only one wireless card to connect to other wifi network to access internet and share the internet to other devices via same wireless card at same time ? No! I didn't mean ...
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Sharing ethernet over wi-fi with Network Manager and dnsmasq

I'm running archlinux with kde desktop. I want to share my enp2s0 connection via wi-fi. So I've installed dnsmasq. Here are some configs: /etc/resolv.conf # Generated by resolvconf search telecom.by ...
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nm-applet (the little computer) does not show up in my system tray after a fresh install of Debian Jessie Beta 2

I just installed Jessie Beta 2 using the amd64 DVD images, rather than netinst images, and fresh out of the box, nm-applet doesn't show up in the system tray. The little computer right next to the ...
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How can I fix Wifi with my Broadcom BCM43142 card?

I use Fedora 21 on my new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" laptop. I have a Broadcom BCM43142 wireless card: 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) ...
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Wireless connection keeps dropping

A little while ago I installed Ubuntu on my tower because I was getting tired of Windows; but it seems that either my internet router hates Linux, or the driver keeps choking on itself, because at ...
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Problem With insmod command for driver installation

I am trying to install the driver for an EDIMAX EW-7822UAC usb wireless adapter on a system with Linux Mint 17 installed. I get the following error: insmod: ERROR: could not insert module ...
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Slow detection of wireless card

Recently I noticed my wireless card isn't "available" until 60s after boot. When X is ready I run %> ifconfig wlan0 wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found Then about 20s ...
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Can't connect to some WiFis, Linux on Macbook Pro

I just recently installed Fedora 20 on my Macbook, with MATE desktop. Everything is fine at home (WiFi WPA2, connects without any issues whatsoever). Today is my first day back at Uni with the new ...
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How can I guarantee USB wlan0/wlan1 order? [duplicate]

From doing research, I think I understand that the order of wlan0 and wlan1 ( and so on ) is determined by the order that the USB devices are recognized. My question is whether or not this order is ...
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What are CRDA regulatory domains, and why does my Wifi card keep trying to set them every minute or so?

I can understand almost none of my dmesg log output, but this is one message I keep seeing, which I think is related to the bigger issue of my Wifi cutting out every minute or so: [ 6170.340618] ...
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How can I debug my wireless kernel modules that are giving WLC_SCAN errors?

I'm getting this error show up in my system logs: ERROR @wl_cfg80211_scan : WLC_SCAN error (-22) I think it's coming from the kernel module wl, since I'm using a Broadcom wifi card (BCM43142). How ...
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Changed to another wi-fi network does not connect

I'm always connected to a wireless network in my home from my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop (via routers) Now I am in another place where there's an iMac sharing internet connection. My phone and other's, and ...