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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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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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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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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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Losing wifi connection to access point after a few minutes (hostapd, dnsmasq, iptables)

I'm using a laptop as a wifi access point. Since this laptop has the proper hardware, I was able to use hostapd. I wanted to use DHCP and iptables/NAT forwarding instead of a bridge to have more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Kernel 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 broadcom wireless not appearing

I'm using kernel 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 and I have a Broadcom 4312. When I run iwconfig, I get the following: lo no wireless extensions. p2p1 no wireless extensions. I cannot use ...
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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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/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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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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Broadcom wireless card in with Fedora 16

I just installed Fedora as a dual-boot (other OS in Win7) on my Dell Inspiron 1750 and, of course, the wireless card is missing firmware. The wireless card is called Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install drivers on Linux

How can I install a driver on any Linux? I have XG-762 Sagem adapter on USB with the ZyDAS 1211B chipset, and I don't have drivers for it. What should I do? PS: Despite it should be in my file ...
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How to identify the wireless network card on my laptop?

bash-4.1# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated ...
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Linksys WAG200 DSL/Router combo with cable modem? [closed]

I have a Linksys DSL/Router combo. It was previously used for my DSL connection. I switched to a cable connection now, using Motorola cable modem. Is it possible to create have the cable connection ...
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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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Can't insert rt2800usb module: Invalid argument

I just got an ASUS N13 USB wireless dongle, and unfortunately it's not detected and I can't load it with modprobe: $ sudo modprobe rt2800usb WARNING: All config files need .conf: ...
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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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BCM4312 802.11b/g and Scientific-linux

I have a fresh Scientific-linux 6.1 install on a Compaq 610 notebook: lspci | grep Broadcom 10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01) But I can't see the ...
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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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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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Wireless WAP Roaming on Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu server that connects to the network over wireless. Since it obviously doesn't have Gnome's NetworkManager I have to configure everthing manually. I've got it sucessfully connecting ...
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configuration for my wireless connection

I had connection issues so I changed some wireless configuration. I think I solved the problem, but I still have minor issues. First thing I had my Internet connection freeze badly, Then after doing ...
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Wireless indicator light flashing for activity on laptop keyboard

Here's wireless: $ lspci | grep -i wireless 0d:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 OS is Linux Mint 12, using gnome2/compiz. I've got HP Pavilion dv7 899AW, ...
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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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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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Why does my USB wireless network adapter disconnect every few seconds?

I don't have experience with drivers and other things. After installing Linux Mint 11 on my machine (I did a dist-upgrade), everything seemed to be great -- I didn't need to install any drivers. After ...
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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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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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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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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 ...