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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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Connection with hostapd stops working after 10 minutes

I have installed hostapd as package for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything is configured and works great for about 10 minutes; after that, packets start to get dropped and eventually I can't even connect. ...
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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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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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Need advice on using Wireshark + aircrack-ng

I am making acquiantance with wireless security and attacks and was told to run some tests with aircrack-ng and wireshark. So I installed both of them and ran airmon to switch wi-fi card to monitor ...
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Device driver to capture wireless traffic using Wi-Fi adapter?

I wish to be able to read wireless traffic sent from my wireless keyboard. At first I thought I could just buy some board like Arduino, plug in a module like nRF24L01+ and use this combo. Since I'm ...
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Changes made to ifcfg-wlan0 doesn't seem to make a difference

I am running RHEL6 on my laptop. The wireless adapter configuration file ifcfg-wlan0 didn't come by default under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. So I created it myself. The problem is, whatever ...
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Configuring Wireless Network

After a long struggle I finally seem to have installed the non-free wireless firmware for my wireless NIC. I'm trying to set up a file server, so I want to configure the network to be static. Would ...
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Wireless Ad Hoc NAT

I got "OURLiNK 802.11n" mini USB wifi adapter for my Raspberry Pi, but I also would like to use it w/ my Scientific Linux 6.1 $ cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.1 (Carbon) $ ...
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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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Selecting a managed switch with Linux, for use in mesh network project (batman-adv)

I am interested in trying out batman-adv to manage a mesh network comprised of point-to-point radios (mesh links) and cellular modems (gateways). Each node would have one p2p radio, and some nodes ...
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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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Will WPA or WEP BT crackers perform well on Galaxy Tab?

I checked some videos on YouTube, and it talks about how to install BT on different Linux tablets, like the Galaxy Tab and really wonder if reaver, aircrack or whatever other tools would work just ...
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Wireless issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro

I installed Linux Mint 13 (Maya) on my Macbook Pro using rEFIt, and ran through the instructions here to get wireless working. Now I can see a bunch of different networks, but I almost always fail to ...
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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 get wireless access point information from MacOS terminal

I'm trying to gather information about surrounding access points but can't find the right tools to do that. For Linux there are tools like iwconfig and iwlist, but it looks like they are not ...
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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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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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Any way to list wireless clients in range

I'm looking to see whether it's possible to implement a staff 'in office/out of office' facility by tracking the active wifi (phones/tablets/laptops) in the building. Is it possible to return a list ...
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Can anyone tell me how to install broadcom-wl-5.10.91.9.3-1.fc12.noarch.rpm?

[root@localhost opt]# rpm -ivh wl-kmod-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.6.src.rpm warning: wl-kmod-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.6.src.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID a3a882c1 1:wl-kmod ...
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Wifi stops to work in idle

I checked Xfce power manager seems settings correct but laptop screen goes black after 10 minutes of inactivity. Actually the problem is that shared Wi-Fi (configured using hostapd package) stops to ...
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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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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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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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Linksys wusb600n support on Debian-6

I'm on my way from Windows 7 to Debian 6. The only problem... I'm not sure about my network adapter. Its Linksys wusb600n and without it - no internet access for me. Does Debian 6 support it? Will ...
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How to get list of available wireless networks without being root

I would like to get a list of all the wireless networks. iwlist wlan0 scan | grep ESSID This will only show me the wireless network I am currently connected to. When I run the command as root, it ...
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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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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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wlan is first brought to life when ethernet is plugged in

Endless timeouts... Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Reply from 192.168.1.11: bytes=32 time=105ms TTL=64 ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find the wireless driver for BCM4311 for OpenIndiana 148?

I know that OpenIndiana 148 doesn't have the network driver (BCM4311) for the laptop. I wonder if anyone out there can help, or point the way to me where I can get the driver?
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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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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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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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RT2800USB wireless adapter stops scanning

I have a Linux machine, and I'll switch between using an RTL8187 based card, and a RT2800USB based card (the cards are both USB dongles by the same manufacturer). I've loaded the drivers for both ...
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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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Enabling bwn in FreeBSD

I am trying to load the bwn driver as a module as mentioned in the man page. However, when I attempted to edit /boot/defaults/loader.conf I could not write the changes to the file, this was attempted ...
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Wireless connection connecting and disconnecting all the time

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and I use a 3G USB modem for my Internet connection. I wanted to share this Internet connection with my girlfriend's laptop that is running Window XP. ...
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Under Mint 12 on an HP Pavillion DV7, my wireless stopped working

My wireless worked when I first installed. I needed to turn it off for a while, so I clicked "off" in the pulldown dialog. I used the wired network for awhile, but when I went to turn my wireless ...
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Arch Linux doesn't connect to a wireless network

I'm using Arch Linux on a Thinkpad machine. Everything was satisfactory but today I restarted my router and the machine doesn't connect. The router is fine (another machine and a cell phone connect to ...
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Linux Mint 12 on HP Pavillion DV7 - Wireless is not working

I just installed Linux Mint 12 using mint4win just to test it out. I have a problem with my wireless connection. When I start Mint, it sees the network I wish to join, I select it, enter the correct ...
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/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/build missing in linux puppy? what should I do?

I am new to linux as of yesterday. I'm using linux puppy to try to get the most out of a 10 year old, slow laptop. I installed it fine, no problems there, but as soon as I try to use my usb dongle's ...
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Linux crashing my DD-WRT router

I'll start off that I'm new to Linux. A couple months ago I tried installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a laptop (HP). The install went great, however when setting up my wireless network, it caused my router ...
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Gentoo Gnome 3.2 Wireless “Connecting…”

I recently updated my Gentoo with GNOME 2.x to GNOME 3.2. My NetworkManager applet refuses to connect to my network; however, it does not give an error as it simply hangs as "Connecting..." I checked ...
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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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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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Sharing Mobile Internet To Others

Currently I am using a mobile internet connection using an USB cable. How do I share this connection with my peer who only has a wireless card on his macbook? So far what I have tried: Internet ...
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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 ...