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Driver is sometimes loaded, sometimes not

I was assigned an Ubuntu desktop with some stuff already on it. I did not reformat it, but attached a mini-PCI wireless card over a PCI to mini-PCI adapter. I manually built the madwifi driver and ...
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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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Linux find Wifi Networks trotocol(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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Why is VirtualBox Bridged networking slow

When logged into the guest, data transfer (scp) from the host is very slow (<1MB/s). Is this expected? setup: VirtualBox host is Debian Unstable VirtualBox guest is Debian 6 (Squeeze) Bridged ...
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How to debug repeated Wi-Fi disconnections in Arch Linux?

After trying for a long time to get a wireless connection, I am now able to get an extremely sketchy one (as in a few seconds of actual Internet access every few minutes). Running wpa_supplicant -d -i ...
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Unable to connect to a wifi network with a special SSID

My current wifi network (and i'm writing this with the help of Windows -.- ) has a special character in it's SSID: "ö", a so-called "umlaut". If changing the SSID is not an option, how to connect to ...
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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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Command line join of password protected wireless networks in Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or other distros?

Is there a way to join a password protected wireless network via the command line in installations of Ubuntu or Arch Linux with no desktop environment or any GUI installed? Also, could this be done ...
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wlan number assignment

How or where does Linux determine the assignment of a network device? Specifically, wlan0 or wlan1 for wireless USB devices. I plugged in a TP USB wireless a while ago, and it was assigned wlan0. I ...
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Wireless networking with CentOS

I'm running CentOS 5.7 x86 on my Vostro 1700 laptop which has an Intel Pro Wireless WiFi NIC (Intel Pro Wireless 3945 [iwl3945]). I'm a bit confused about how my Wireless connection (wlan0) is being ...
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Is there a tool to display WiFi information in console?

Can I view detected WiFi networks details (like signal strength, encryption etc.) in command line? The more detailed - the better.
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What's the next step in troubleshooting this wireless connection failure?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 to dual-boot with Windows. I can connect to the Internet using a wired connection, but not through wireless. The first time I booted, the wireless notification bar ...
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how is the file /proc/net/dev filled?

So, I'm writing a kernel module that needs stats about local network interfaces and I came up with the following code ... everything works fine except for the part where I try to read wireless device ...
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Wi-Fi with WEP from command line in Ubuntu 12.04, Kernel 3.8.0-29-generic

I have removed network-manager and am trying to configure Wi-Fi with WEP manually. I am running on an X1 Carbon. Here are the commands I am running: ifconfig wlan0 down iwconfig wlan0 essid ...
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pppoe connection keeps disconnecting every 30 seconds

I have hotspot connection. We first connect to wireless and enter a username / password on pppoe connection with windows. When I use the ubuntu (11.04) I have to use pppoeconf module. Today I setup ...
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How can I solve wifi connection problems between Arch Linux and a WPA2 network?

My home network uses WPA2 for encryption. To connect to it from my Arch Linux insallation, I first tried using NetworkManager, however, that only managed to connect for a minute at most before ...
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How to find out which Wi-Fi driver is installed?

I know about lsmod, but how do I figure out which driver does what?
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How to permanently connect to WPA2AES wifi with OpenBSD (through cli)

I have an OpenBSD 5.1 i386 installed. I have no GUI/X. I googled for the answer but I can't find authentic one. How can I connect to a WPA2 PSK/AES wifi network using only the terminal? (so I don't ...
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How to connect a KVM guest to the internet with wireless

Because my wireless network adapter does not support bridging, it is really difficult to get the guest VM to connect to the open internet and have an IP address in the same network as the host. I am ...
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Set up an access point

I have a laptop with an Atheros card and I want to use it as a wireless access point. I need an AP with WPA/WPA2 encryption for testing purposes; I don't need any routing functionality or anything ...
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How to install b43-firmware on arch without internet access?

I currently don't have wire internet access in the PC I'm trying to install arch to, but my other PC (win7) can access the internet just fine. I tried downloading the b43 package from the AUR and copy ...
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Start and stop bluetooth service automatically as rfkill switch changes

I would like to start / stop bluetooth service automatically when I turn on / off rfswitch, is that possible ?
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Ubuntu 11.04 wireless driver not detected

When I run iwconfig I get: no wireless extensions How do I get Ubuntu to detect my wireless driver? Looking at the output from lspci and lsusb, here's the relevant line, from lsusb (so it's a ...
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Cannot connect to wireless at School

I'm using Debian Mint and my internet has worked everywhere on earth (Home, Mcdonalds, other peoples homes) except at school where I really need it. It will always see the networks and will 'try' to ...
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Using startx on Fedora 17, a non-root user cannot join new wireless networks — how to fix?

I have Fedora 17 installed on a Lenovo X230, and if I leave it configured to boot into Gnome using systemd's runlevel5.target (or graphical.target), which is the default, networking seems to work just ...
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NetBSD 5.1 NDIS Kernel Compile Error

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 4015CDT, with Pentium II MMX, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD. It also has one USB 1.0 port, parallel and serial ports, a 3.5" floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive (almost dead). I've ...
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Wireless multi function scanner / printer

Can someone recommend me a wireless multi function scanner / printer that will work with Ubuntu? If something like this exists at all..
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“Destination Host Unreachable” when pinging wireless router

I'm a little new to all the intricacies of Linux workings, so please bear with me if this is a dumb question. I'm using Linux Mint 12 and I have an Asus PCE-N15 wireless card, which is running the ...
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Basic OS for Wireless Transmitting & Receiving

I'm looking for some directions on where a good place is to start, on a project that I am starting. Basically I'm looking to make a stripped down OS that: Transmits a wireless signal. Picks up that ...
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Wicd cannot detect wireless networks on Debian 6 testing, Xfce, fresh install

This is on a fresh Debian 6 testing install on my U100Plus MSI Wind netbook, running with Xfce desktop environment. My laptop's wireless connection works flawlessly in Xubuntu without manual ...
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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 Mint 15 WiFi hotspot options

I'm trying to configure a hotspot in my Linux Mint 15. There are no specific manuals for 15, but I found this video which describes hot to make a hotspot in Mint 14. Creating it in Mint 15 not much ...
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Access point (with hostapd) on the same interface as the network/gateway?

I wonder if it should be possible to have an wireless access point using hostapd (as described in Set up an access point) on the same interface that connects to a wireless network for internet. I ...
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Wireless troubles with Netgear WNA1100

I have a Netgear WNA1100 Wireless Adapter that I bought a few weeks ago, so its fairly new. Last night it was working perfectly. I turned my computer off for the night, came back in the morning, and ...
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Need recommended PCI Wifi Cards for Debian

I want to find a brand and model of wireless PCI card for use in Debian computers. My computer club has numerous computers to refurbish and distribute to people who can't afford to buy a computer. ...
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Raspberry Pi Wireless USB stick

I recently acquired a Raspberry Pi, and have installed Debian Squeeze on it, and after doing a small bit of research (I'm not too proficient with Linux) I found and ordered a USB wireless dongle ...
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debian wireless networking through terminal

I'm starting to use the wmii windows manager and I want certain pieces of information to display on a status bar. If I were to want to display the ESSID for the network, I would have to find it ...
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wireless problem

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 to make my dell inspiron 1564 <64bit> dual boot. But I can't access wi-fi. I guess, I need to download drivers for wireless. My system details are: raman@ubuntu:~$ ...
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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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Internet routing between wlan0 and ppp0?

On my Debian Linux device, I have a USB-modem that is connected to the Internet. Its interface name is ppp0. I also have a USB-wireless adapter, where I am hosting a Access Point. Its interface name ...
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Connecting to wifi network through command line

I am trying to connect to my WEP network just using the command-line (Linux). I run: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed essid 'my_network' key 'xx:xx:... hex key, 26 digits' Then I try to obtain an ...
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The n mode on “iwlist wlan0 scan”

I know how to determine if scanned AP uses B or G mode, but how to know (using "iwlist wlan0 scan") it uses N protocol ? if I use "iw dev wlan0 scan" and see if the cell has a "HT capabilities" block. ...
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Connecting to wireless router

According to this manual I tried: $ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"g\xC6isQ\xFFJ\xEC)\xCD\xBA\xAB\xF2\xFB\xE3F|\xC2T\xF8\x1B\xE8\xE7\x8DvZ.c3\x9F\xC9\x9A" ...
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Ubuntu automatically connects to a wireless network when its already connected by eth0 to the same network

I use Ubuntu 11.04, and I work at an institution which has wired and wireless connectivity. My computer is set to automatically connect to the wireless network if it is available. When I am plugged ...
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How to check if my wireless connection uses AES or TKIP from a terminal?

I have a wireless router that has settings to use AES, TKIP or AES+TKIP encryption for wireless connections. My Linux-based device does not like AES (it drops out from time to time), my girlfriend's ...
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Setup WLAN interface on Debian

I am trying to configure wlan on my dockstar. I installed wireless-tools, zd1211-firmware and wpasupplicant. My /etc/network/interfaces file looks like this: auto lo eth0 iface lo inet loopback ...
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Multiple USB wireless devices?

I have a broadcom wireless card in my laptop and as far as I know, it acts as an USB device. I also have one USB stick wireless device (TL-WN422G - uses ath9k_htc driver) which I want to use at the ...
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Wireless problem with RTL8723 and Fedora 18: can't connect to a wpa2-secured network

I'm running Fedora 18 on a Toshiba laptop with the notorious RTL8723 wireless card. I've been able to compile the driver using lwfinger's instructions from this forum thread here wget ...
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NetworkManager tries to connect to previous network after suspend, even if the network isn't there

At home I am connected to network 'A' and can see WLANs 'B' and 'C' from my neighbours. I suspend my computer and when I get to work the next day, the system still thinks it's connected to the same ...
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Kubuntu doesn't reconnect to Wifi after waking up from sleep

I just installed Kubuntu on my laptop and it's working fine so far, except the wireless connection is not switched on after waking up from sleep. I do have to click "Enable wireless" so that it ...