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

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How to print from Arch Linux via Wi-Fi to Canon MG6450?

I have a Canon MG6450 with Wi-Fi enabled and an up-to-date Arch Linux installation with cnijfilter-mg4200 3.80-1 installed. I can see the printer in print dialogues (sometimes it takes a second to ...
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Wifi with WPA2-EAP MS-CHAPv2 authentication (username and password) during Debian installation

I am currently attempting to install Debian on my laptop computer. During the network configuration stage, I am prompted to "enter a passphrase for WPA/WPA2 PSK authentication". Unfortunately, I am on ...
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Radiusd(freeradius): User only for a special client

Is it possible to restrict a user from the "users" file to a special client? I try to use one radiusd server for two wifi access points but I will use one user credentials only for one access point ...
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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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Understanding Broadcom setup and kernel files

I often install Linux distros form live usb/CDs. For that I would like to be able to setup my wireless without any internet connexion. I have a Broadcom chipset : $ lspci -k 04:00.0 Network ...
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Linux Mint Wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $ iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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Mint Linux Wireless Issues

as I understand it LMDE is built based upon Ubuntu; and I did not receive much help from the official Linux Mint forum, so I've decided to post here. My problem started yesterday, when I installed ...
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What are the most reliable wifi commandline tools? iw vs wpa_cli vs nmcli

I am exploring a few low-level tools for connecting to wireless networks, and I found the following tools (with useful documentation/tutorial links): iw wpa_cli nmcli I cannot seem to find a ...
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Wi-Fi disconnects very often

I have laptop "Lenovo s110" with Fedora 22. Wi-Fi randomly disconnects and can't autoconnect. $ dmesg ... [15066.713308] wlp2s0: authenticate with 78:44:76:58:69:ef [15066.742924] wlp2s0: send auth ...
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How to make iwconfig fully work on embedded Linux

The target embedded Linux is ARM Xilinx Zynq, and I am working in CentOS to compile to ARM using Xilinx's tool. The target OS is working now and I want to setup the wifi using iwconfig. I downloaded ...
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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 /home/orangepi/linux-...
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What does it mean, when lshw says a wireless adapter `UNCLAIMED`, while iwconfig doesn't find it?

What does it mean, when iwconfig doesn't find (i.e. report) an internal wireless adapter, while lshw says it UNCLAIMED? This happens after I notice it not working, and unload and reload its module ...
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FreeBSD setup RTL8187SE wireless NIC

I am running FreeBSD 10. My wireless card is: none1@pci0:9:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x818210ec chip=0x819910ec rev=0x22 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.' device = '...
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Wifi on Fedora trouble

My university's WiFi is particularly unfriendly to Linux, and the only way to make WiFi work is to repeatedly "forget" the network settings for the student network, re-enter all the data about the ...
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WiFi USB stick not recognised by BeagleBone Black

I'm trying to set up a TP-LINK TL-WL725N v2 WiFi USB stick on my BeagleBone Black. However, it doesn't even appear to be recognised, i.e. it doesn't show up in the output of lsusb: $ lsusb Bus 001 ...
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How to turn my linux laptop into wireless repeater?

I need to use my laptop to extend the range of my wireless router. I have a Samsung laptop with FEdora19 installed (but those should be irrelevant for a good answer). My wireless card supports master ...
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WiFi not working - wlan0 FAILED

My Arch (3.6.5-1) is exhibiting a rather peculiar problem: when wifi is set up, all logs indicate that the setup was successful and that the interface is up and functional. However, when attempting to ...
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Wireless rtl8187 freezes intermittently

I am using a wireless USB ALFA 036H. Linux Mint (32-bit) recognizes it without any drivers but it stops downloading/uploading and I have to reconnect to get it to work again. I tried to find a ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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WPA pre-shared key format in linux and macintosh

I'm temporarily in a situation where the wifi network I need to use is implemented using Macintosh equipment. They have encoded their network using WPA and TKIP. I can't seem to get onto their network ...
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Can not start wifi with systemd

With command netctl start wlp3s0-tian got error. Apr 29 18:28:57 ArchPad systemd[1]: Starting Networking for netctl profile wlp3s0-tian... Apr 29 18:28:57 ArchPad network[1019]: Starting network ...
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Create a script that connect to wifi, and if it fails fallback to ad-hoc network

I'd like to create a script that tries to connect me to the wifi specified by my wpa_supplicant conf, and if it fails, create a ad-hoc network. But I'm struggling with it. Here is what I do for now: ...
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WiFi: `iw reg set US` Has No Effect

In the process of trying to diagnose WiFi dropouts, I discovered that the regulatory domain on my WiFi interface is set to "world" (00), and changing it to my region (US) should help fix the issue. ...
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Difficulties with connecting to WLAN with wpa_supplicant on a system rescue CD

My box epicly failed and I am trying to get online to begin the rescue. The very same config which used to work on my dead system doesn't work now and I cannot connect to WLAN using the same ...
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Configuring WiFi drive on MacBook Air running Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 recently, and am trying to make the WiFi work. I was following this guide. However, when I get to the 4th step, I get this: root@KaliDark:~# modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ...
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Kali linux run airbase-ng along with wpa_supplicant

I have a notebook with installed kali linux with a built-in wireless card and I have also an external USB wireless adapter. I'm able to connect to networks with both of them, and I have no problems ...
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What meta data shares my Linux via Wifi?

Is there a way to find out what kind of data my Linux shares with a wifi host? Like, he'll probably know my (wifi interface) MAC address, IP address, hostname. But what about other information like ...
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Switch to a specified WiFi network via bash on a Mac

I try to connect to a specific WiFi network in a bash script on a Mac. Two things I want to achieve: Connect to the specified network. I have tried networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 [network_ID], ...
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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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Wi-Fi drops, it's really complicated to autoreconnect? Raspberry Pi with Octopi/Octoprint

I loaded up Octopi, the distro version of Octoprint to a Raspberry Pi B+. I finally got things working and a few things printed, and then all of a sudden I'm greeted with a message in the interface ...
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Wifi and wifi hotspot at once

I have wifi adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N I want to use it to access internet and to share wifi access point at once. I did it on windows 8: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="APname" key="...
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Manually connect to Wi-Fi access point (AP) despite preconfigured APs in wpa_supplicant

I have special demands and need to manually control which Wi-Fi access point I connect to on my Linux machine. The machine is a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (Debian) but I don't think the hardware ...
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Wi-Fi Sabrent PCI-8021N Linux Debian Jessie _x86_64 using ralink firmware/desktop

I've been trying since Thursday to get a sabrent card to come up and show what wifi networks are available. I'm in midtown Atlanta...so seems there should be 1 or 2 networks showing. The card's power ...
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How to find out the wifi sensitivity (RSSI)

I want to be able to get the received signal strength indication from my computer's wifi interface, ideally as expressed in dBm. This article explains what I am after.
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Wireless LED indicator issue

The question itself: is there any way to make this indicator be turned ON and OFF depending on wireless status (not just blink when there is wireless activity)? After having installed Linux, I saw ...
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How to switch wifi channel without dropping connection?

We are developing small internet connected device that connects via wifi and does some work. It is controlled via mobile app. For configuration purposes we use wi-fi module that can work in both STA +...
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Unable to use wifi card after putting it into monitor mode

I'm trying to monitor 802.11 Reauthentication requests and responses made from the DS to the STA. The problem is when using airmon-ng to put the card into monitor mode, the interface is no longer ...
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dhclient appears to give address but interface does not get assigned it

I am trying to connect to wifi using wpa_supplicant. I use this config: network={ ssid="guest" #psk="guest" psk=<numbers> } I also tried this config: update_config=1 network={ ssid="...
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Linux Networking Bootup script takes too long

I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian. During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in ...
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Wifi not working on compaq 6715b running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get WIFI running on an old compaq 6715b laptop. It does not show up in iwconfig, so I assume that I need to install drivers. I've tried using ndiswrapper, and tried "sudo apt-get install ...
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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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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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odroid/ubuntu - getting wlan to start

Im working with an 'odroid' fanless PC. The latest OS attempt on it is the stock Ubuntu 14.04 that comes with it. Have made some progress getting the networking (eth0) started but am having issues ...
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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Install usb wifi tl-wn823n on Debian

I need help installing my TP Link USB dongle on Debian Wheezy. I already tried a bunch of different things and nothing seemed to work. Here is the result of some commands: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 005:...
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How can I make wlan0 show up automatically when I plug in my WiFi USB adapter?

Before I plug in the USB there is no wlan0: root@beaglebone:/mnt/etc/network# iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. usb0 no wireless extensions. root@...
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Configure a usb wireless adapter when hotplugged

I have a pc connected to the internet on eth0 and I have a usb wifi dongle: I succeeded to configure it as a hotspot to which I can connect from my mobile devices so that I can share the pc internet ...
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Systemd Unit for reconnecting wireless on failure

I have a systemd service called conWlan0.service which establishes WiFi connection. Now I want to create another Unit which periodically checks the connection. Is this a reasonable start? [Unit] ...
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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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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 ...