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What is the network controller and how does it relate to Wi-Fi?

I am working on getting wireless up and running on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. In this tutorial, the guy says "your network controller is your Wi-Fi." To me, that seems to imply that the network ...
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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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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working on Debian Jessie?

I have an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with a Ralink RT3290 wireless card running Debian Jessie with kernel 3.12.9-1. This distro looks as if the wireless drivers were included, and from another post ...
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Find hostapd's access point SSID

I have a Linux machine operating as an access point using hostapd and dnsmasq. The AP is working fine (the device is wlan0), but I am having difficulty finding the SSID of the AP for monitoring ...
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Realtek USB wireless card can't get wireless interface for Linux

I bought a USB wireless card yesterday. It is said to have a RTL8192CU chip inside. However when I tried it under my Gentoo linux, the modules won't load automatically. Even if I load rtl8192cu ...
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How to backup wlan configuration?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 and I'd like to copy all files containing the configuration to access all wireless network which I usually use. At home or at office it connects automatic. I know that I can ...
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wpa_supplicant and signal strength

I use wpa_supplicant to handle a connection to specific SSID. I added the wpa_supplicant to default runlevel in order to start it at the boot time. I have this question however; Is it any program, ...
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kvm usb modem passthrough

I'm trying to set up a USB modem passthrough in kvm virt-manager. The host is Fedora 20. The guest is Centos 6 $ ifconfig wlp0s29u1u6: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether ...
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Network manager behaving strange on a laptop?

I use Debain stable with Gnome3. The network manager has this unpractical behaviour: When the laptop in powser-safe mode (lid shut), the wireless network is off. Good. When I open the lid and log in, ...
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Internet connection help

So I just installed Elementary OS, and everything works perfect except for internet, I can't connect to the internet whatsoever, I cant tether through my phone, cant use ethernet, and don't even get ...
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Install Drivers Offline Arch Linux

I have been attempting to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro but the wireless and ethernet drivers don't work. Because of this, I cannot access the internet on it. So whilst searching for a solution ...
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Finding and reloading driver from kernel

I am using Crunchbang 64 bit O.S. with a ASUS N150 wireless adapter. Everytime I close my laptop and it enters sleep mode, when I "wake it up" I am unable to connect back using the wireless adapter, I ...
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Why can't my Debian received much wifi-signal

My wireless connection is always broken, and it can't receive good signal. I am not sure if the wireless driver caused it. Is my wireless driver too old? Or there are some other reasons? My mobile can ...
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ath9k 802.11n 300Mbps at low speed

I'm testing my new home 802.11n network. router - slax 7, kernel 3.8.2, AR9382 mini pci-e (sparklan WPEA-121N) wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"xyz" Mode:Ad-Hoc Frequency:2.412 GHz ...
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Router Firmware for wm8505 netbook

Is there any router firmware that is Linux based that will work on an ARM-WM8505 CPU with a 2 GB hard drive (I think nand flash) and 128MB of RAM. My netbook is useless so I want it to be a router to ...
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How to fix unreliable Realtek Wireless card on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Realtek RTL8188CE wireless card and it works fine when I have a strong signal, but if I get even slightly away from the wifi I lose connectivity even though there is a strong Rx signal. I ...
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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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Only 5GHz networks showing, 2.4GHz networks hidden

I've just installed debian on my Lenovo E530 laptop and have been trying for the past couple of hours to get the 2.4GHz wireless to work. All of the wireless in my home and most of the places I go is ...
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Problem with Netrunner Enigma detecting MacBook Pro Wireless Driver/Adapter

I want to try out Linux and I got a Netrunner installer from a friend. When booting in Netrunner (pre-installation boot), I checked out the different things present in its desktop. I noticed that ...
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wi-fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wifi worked fine until it stopped a couple of days or maybe weeks ago. Now it's mostly off with some on episodes. ...
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What is the algorithm that the `iw` command uses for choosing an Access Point for a given Wifi network?

Suppose I am in an area with a lot of Wireless AP's for a particular SSID. If I run the command sudo iw dev wlan0 connect <ESSID> How does iw decide which AP to connect to? It does not seem ...
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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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Fedora make command broken, kernel mismatch

On a new Dell Inspiron 3521, I tried installing Linux. First try was Ubuntu, but couldn't get the WiFi working. After trying all sort of things and commands, some errors started to show. I then ...
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Broadcom or Modem wireless connection problem

I have a BMC42142 wireless adaptor lspci -vnn | grep 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) and I can't connect to wireless lan. ...
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Linux Mint 15 - Unable to connect to wireless

I have been using Linux Mint 12 for some time and I remember I had faced similar problems back then but that had been fixed by doing some research. However, this time around with the upgrade to 15, I ...
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802.11ac Support in Fedora 20 (or any latest linux distro)

I bought a new HP Envy jt100 laptop (with an upgraded wireless card -- 802.11ac). The default OpenSUSE distro doesn't recognize the wireless card! I'm going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it, ...
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Brother DCP-J315W is active in terminal but not detected in Elementary OS

For a couple of days I've been trying to get my "all-in-one" Brother DCP-J315W to work. I managed to make the printer work over Wi-Fi, but the scanner is not detected in GUI even though it is visible ...
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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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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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NetworkManager not storing passwords

Today I noticed that NetworkManager is not storing passwords for WPA2 networks. I enter the password on connecting, but when I go to the Network Connections dialog the password field is blank and I ...
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Modules for USB wireless adapter missing?

I have an USB wireless adapter that is recognized as: # lsusb ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter. I am using this adapter on a device that has a much slimmed down kernel ...
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Cannot remove iwlwifi module, even though interface is down

When I run the following two commands, the first one returns without eror, but the second one gives me FATAL: Module iwlwifi is in use. sudo ifconfig wlan0 down sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi If bringing ...
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Wireless not working after update (Network Unclaimed)

I just installed backbox3, during the install im asked to connect to wireless, and it works like a charm, but after i update the system and reboot, i loose wireless... "sudo lshw -C network" gives ...
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Double-Ended USB Unrecognized Alfa AWUS036NHR

I have a wonderful little wireless adapter that works perfectly well on Windows, but drops the connection regularly in Arch. As far as I can tell, it's not getting enough power to function properly. ...
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Wireless on my Dell Latitude E5320 doesn't work on Ubuntu but works on Linux Mint. What can I do to make it work?

I have dualboot Ubuntu 12.10 & Linux Mint 14, both are clean install & updated with the latest. My wireless works flawlessly on Linux Mint but it's very unreliable on Ubuntu: every 15~20 ...
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Arch Linux starting Wireless connection shuts down wired connection

When Im starting the wireless connection via SSH, as soon as th dhcp starts the connection(wired) to the computer stops working and the computer is only available on Wifi. Is that normal. Im using ...
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Connected to WiFi, no internet access - Linux Mint

I connect to a my AP and I get a message "Connect to ..." but I cant access the internet, nor ping anything exept my gateway. I tried changing the DNS Servers to google ones but with no use. Any ...
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BAMT wireless connection no DHCPOFFERS received

I have managed to get my Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter registered and the correct driver installed, but need some help getting it connected to my WPA2 PSK network. root@bamt-miner:/home/user# ...
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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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Intel Advanced-N 6235 wireless monitor mode problem

As far as I know, iwlwifi drivers (and this particular wireless card) support monitor mode. The only requirement is to install the latest driver from ...
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How do I find my network SSID?

I would like to install Arch Linux. In the first part of the installation, I need to connect to a wireless LAN network. But I don't know what my network's SSID is. How can I find this out?
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Ralink RT5370 Wireless usb dongle not working

lsusb Bus 002 Device 014: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter uname -a Linux HOSTNAME 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 6 11:21:14 CST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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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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system went unresponsive and had to hard reboot

without not much load on the machine, it suddenly went busy and went unresponsive. it could not respond to keyboard or mouse movement or neither would move to another other tty's. there is some log ...
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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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Problem with WPA connection on OpenBSD

I have an OpenBSD 5.3 amd64 installed and Intel WiFi Link 1000 card which works with WEP but I obtain a strange message with WPA keys: # sh /etc/netstart iwn0 iwn0: no link ............. sleeping ...
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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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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 ...
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Linux 3.x: what wireless chipsets will support a bridged connection?

I have asked a similar question on the Ubuntu pages but this is likely a generic Linux issue: what variety of wireless cards/drivers will support being placed in a bridged connection? I have been ...
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Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?

I have faced this problem many times. First, I thought it has something to do with laptop model and brand but later I came to know that same hardware with different OS was having different results. ...