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Can not connect wirelessly to internet in CrunchBang 10

I am trying to install Crunch Bang 10 on a clients computers. The problem is, wireless internet is not working. Internet on the computer has worked before when it had Lubuntu on it. I have wired ...
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debian wireless networking configuration

When I issue the command iwconfig wlan0 essid NAME it sometimes takes a really long time to actually be able to view any webpages through a browser. I don't know why that is. Right now the ...
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Installing driver on Debian Squeeze laptop

I'm trying to activate the wireless chipset on my Debian Squeeze laptop by following this tutorial. I detected the type of wireless chipset I have built in my laptop using lspci and now I am trying ...
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Fedora 15: em1 recently dissapeared and hostapd no longer serves internet to wirelessly connected devices

I have a laptop running hostapd, phpd, and mysql. This laptop uses an Ethernet connection to connect to the internet and acts as a wireless access point for my workplace's wifi devices. After ...
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RTL8191SE wireless card not working in Debian Squeeze

I'm having trouble getting my wireless card seen in debian squeeze. iwconfig only shows eth0 and l0 but no wlan0. ifconfig wlan0 up says theres no such device. I compiled a backport kernel and I now ...
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How come my rtl8188cus device cannot connect?

I have a Edimax EW-7811Un usb wifi adapter, which uses a Realtek 8188cus chipset internally. I can use wicd to perform a network scan with the adapter, and it lists the networks correctly. But when I ...
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Linux Mint 11 won't connect to Windows 7 Wireless Ad Hoc

I apologise if this question has been asked before, but I am not exactly sure what I should be looking for, hence my reason for posting a new question. I am a newbie to Linux and have been using ...
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Pinguy 11.04 wireless not working

I just installed Pinguy OS 11.04 (a derivative of Ubuntu) and I can't seem to get the wireless to work. I've tried everything on this question and a bunch of other stuff. I even reinstalled and that ...
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required (this should be ...
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netcfg error in Arch: 'Profile doesn't exist'

To setup automatic wireless connection in Arch, I configured netcfg as directed in the Arch wiki. When I try: [root@geckko ~]# netcfg adsl it gives an error: > Profile "adsl" does not exist ...
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How do you derive the passphrase from hexadecimal wep key?

I have a hexadecimal WEP key in the setting of my router. When I try to connect, the system asks me for the WEP passphrase. How can I derive it from my hexadecimal? This is what I have: ...
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Problem connecting to linksys wireless using zenwalk

I just recently installed zenwalk linux on my machine, and I am having trouble connecting to my wireless router. I am using the appropriate options such as use encryption, WEP passphrase, the correct ...
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Opensuse 11.3 with Dell inspiron 1564 wireless

When I was using ubuntu i used to add the cd to software sources and install a package called bcmwl* and the wireless would work immediately. Now on Opensuse the wireless is not working and as a ...
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Periodically unable to connect to WPA2-EAP access point

I have setup a WPA2-EAP TLS WiFi access point at home and everything works fine usually. Unfortunately, though, many times I'll drop my connection to the access point and won't be able to reconnect. ...
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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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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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Wifi broadcom 4313 with proprietary driver (Ubuntu) randomly stops connecting to wireless networks

I have a laptop with Broadcom 4313 wireless module, using Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 as OS When reconnecting to network or when waking laptop from suspend/rebooting it sometimes cannot connect to any ...
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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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RTL8180 kernel module freezing with Realtek RTL8185L chipset

I've recently purchased a PEAK wireless PCI board. I needed a card with removable antenna capability to test a high gain antenna that I had laying around. Went to my local hardware store and I got ...
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B.A.T.M.A.N. working with cable, not with wireless

I'm creating a mesh network with B.A.T.M.A.N.. The version is 2011.4.0 in host A, 2012.3.0 in host B. I've setup the network as explained here. I can ping bat0 interfaces if the connection is done ...
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Force a specific frequency from my wireless card

How can I make my wireless card emit a specific frequency (the ones that it is capable of physically)? I am aware that a kernel module can help (please correct if I am wrong) but am looking for ...
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Why is Gnome Shell sending data over my wireless network?

I have been checking which processes under my Fedora Linux 18 are using my upload bandwidth and I occasionally see that Gnome Shell is one of them. Why should it be sending data over my wireless ...
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RT3290 Wireless still not working

I've been trying to get my wireless working for two weeks now. I have 1814:3290 wireless card. I am on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. I have tried all the suggestion on here: ...
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/proc/net/wireless does not show values unless run as root

cat /proc/net/wireless does not show statistics for wireless devices unless it is run as root, even though the permissions on the file are 444. The same seems to apply when accessing statistics via ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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BackTrack USB Wireless adapter drivers issue

I purchased USB Wireless adapter which runs smoothly on Windows and Ubuntu, but in BackTrack it showing me Bad password issue. From my reading I guess it's driver issue which BackTrack Kernel don't ...
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How can I connect to a wireless network with hidden SSID using the terminal? [closed]

I'm starting to learn about wireless pentesting with BackTrack, and while learning how to find out the hidden SSID I wondered how could I connect to the wireless network after I discover the SSID. The ...
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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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Installing wireless driver (realtek 8188CE) on Debian wheezy

I had a hard time installing the wireless driver for my debian. My debian was Sqeeze but soon after I realized Wheezy was the one to support my wireless adapter, realtek 8188CE,I upgraded to wheezy. ...
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Can I configure specified PEAP in network-manager

Here's the wpa_supplicant.conf file: ap_scan=1 network={ ssid="<SSID Name>" proto=WPA2 key_mgmt=WPA-EAP pairwise=CCMP group=CCMP eap=PEAP phase1="peaplabel=0" ...
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Establishing an AP on Raspberry pi [closed]

I'm trying to setup an access point, using Raling RT5370 USB Dongle on a Debian system, I followed the following tutorial, until "Internet connection Sharing.", I don't want to share internet, so I ...
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Fedora now tries to connect to wireless at boot?

In my Fedora 16 installation I've recently noticed that it tries to connect to wireless at boot (I have kernel messages turned on at boot so I can see it trying). The issue though is that my wireless ...
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Auto connect to a wireless network (Ångström Linux)

I am using Ångström Linux on BeagleBoard-xM. I have installed a RTL8188SU USB Wi-Fi adapter and configured it properly. But it doesn't connect automatically even though I have marked the interface as ...
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ral0 malfunctioning

OpenBSD 4.9 using a ral card, RT2560 For some strange reason it stopped functioning, ifconfig ral0 shows all the network information and network active, but no real connection. I keep getting DHCP ...
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Fedora 15 Gnome Shell Pauses on certain wireless networks

Whenever I connect to my girlfriend's wireless network, gnome shell will "pause" randomly. Gnome shell quits updating or drawing. The clock is set to use seconds, and will pause for anywhere from 1 to ...
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Using multiple NICs for faster internet?

My laptop have a ethernet card and a wifi card. Ethernet line have maximum download rate at 1.5MiB/sec and wifi is over 1MiB/sec too, but it seem only have one NIC can working at a moment (if I turn ...
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Linux Distro for use as Wireless Infrastructure Basestation

I am looking for some input on how to get a linux distro rolling that will be suitable for use as a wireless basestation. Now, there are the router firmware projects OpenWRT and DDWRT which are both ...
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iwlwifi error, then WLAN is very slow and can't see other WLANs

I have a wireless interface Intel 1030 on a Dell XPS 15 laptop. lspci says: 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] (rev 34) Recently I noticed that ...
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Setting up ad-hoc in Debian with DHCP?

I made a quick search and found a doc that showed me a way to setup ad-hoc. Only problem is that I need this to work with my phone (WP7) and I'm not able to set a static IP on the phone so I need the ...
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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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Best way to find the active wireless device

Of course I know the command: iwconfig which lists devices (and gives info about whether they have a wireless connection). For the purposes of a shell script, I'm really wondering, is there any way ...
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“PING” an AP to see if it's alive? (Before associate with it)

I would like to detect if a certain AP address is alive, i.e. by "PING" its SSID or MAC address (both known). What program can I use to achieve that? I'm making a simple script that run as root. (I ...
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Debian Cannot Access Internet Despite Being “Connected”

I'm have a problem, I cannot access the internet. I'm using a dell inspiron 6400 with debian kernel 3.2 installed. My windows manager is xfce4. I was never able to figure out the wired network, ...
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Connect to Internet using Network Manager in a script or program

I want to connect to Internet using wireless automatically(using a script or program) Currently,I do the following steps to connect to Internet by wlan: Select the wlan access point, Then KDE ...
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Error compiling drivers for Ralink RT2870

Im trying to install drivers for a rosewill RNX-N600UBE wireless card (Ralink RT2870 chipset) on Kali Linux. I downloaded the drivers form their website and unpacked/unzipped them, but now when i try ...
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What could cause a ping request to return inconsistently timed results

Here is a sample run: 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=27 ttl=64 time=8852.917 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=28 ttl=64 time=7918.074 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=29 ttl=64 ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due to ...
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Can I deactivate the broadcom driver if I have a Realtek wireless card?

I am trying to get my wireless working on ubuntu 12.04. If I run lshw I see this output, indicating a Realtek wireless card. *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller ...
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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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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 ...