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WiFi not working in Backtrack 5r3 Acer Aspire V3-571 Laptop having “Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ether” integrated wireless card

I have installed backtrack 5r3 in one hard disk partition alongside with windows7 in another partition in Acer Aspire V3-571 laptop having "Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ether" ...
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What is a master mode? [on hold]

I want to know what's the difference between "master mode" and "managed mode" and the advantages of each one !
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Wireless driver issue slowing and sometimes freezing pc on start up

Can anyone tell me how to remove this start up error message or fix it? lspci: 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) Currently ...
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No wireless interface detected in Linux

I'm using Backtrack5R3 via bootable CD and getting no wireless interface found output. These are the o/p of commands by which you can get details of my problem. My laptop model is Lenovo b490(20205). ...
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Why does my USB device not get recognized by Ubuntu?

I seem to have a problem that no else appears to have encountered before (at least a couple of hours Googling has shown this to be the case). I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I plug in the device (Linksys ...
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Can slattach control a serial WiFi device?

I have a Wi-Fi device which is driven by AT commands over a USB-Serial connection. I am able to successfully make a serial connection to the device and set the SSID, PSK, obtain an IP address, and do ...
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Trouble setting up wireless fedora 17

My distro is fedora 17 Gnome -64, and the wireless adapter is Edimax EW-7612UAn V2. I never used wireless on this computer and it is not so long ago I installed this op system. I installed wireless on ...
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Setting up HotSpot with two outbound interfaces

I want to configure my HotSpot when having 2 outbound interfaces. wlan0 - HotSpot interface usb0 - outbound interface for wlan0 eth0 - outbound interface for any other connections. Is it possible ...
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get driver for dell wireless card

iam using laptop dell inspiron 15R 5537 ... using dell wireless card 1705 ... and wireless is not defined on any linux distro i tried (ubuntu , debian , elemetary OS luna , gentoo ) :( i searched ...
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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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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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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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Atheros AR9485 not providing full 802.11n speed, Debian 7.3 (Verison MI424WR router)

I found this while searching around, but it didn't quite apply to my situation, I think. My household recently got Verison FiOS 75/35 and I thought everything would be alright, as my wireless NIC ...
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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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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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Can't connect to WLAN with netctl

I can't connect to a WiFi network. I tried various methods such as wpa_supplicant and wicd. At the moment I'm trying netctl. When I enter the command: systemctl --type=service I see the following ...
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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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How to Install Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 Driver onto Linux Mint

I had just recently downloaded Linux Mint onto my computer, and I downloaded a 64-bit driver for wireless, but I don't know how to install it. I've never used linux before now, and the person who ...
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Wifi on/off button on TP-Link WR841ND

I installed OpenWRT into TP-Link WR841ND. Everything works as expected, but I can't get the wifi on/off switch working. I followed the guide described on the OpenWRT page for this router. Scripts in ...
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Wireless problems

installed linux mint on a netbook and was working fine until yesterday. When I go to netwrk icon at the bottom, all my ssid are missing and I now "Wireless Network device not ready" in grey.It looks ...
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Issues with router Amper ASL-26555 in Linux Mint 13

I have an issue with the wireless network. I have a new router and it seems to work right, but sometimes, the wireless network is disconnected. When I try to connect again I get the error: Bad ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 disconnecting issue

Weird situation here. I can download anything I want with no problems whatsoever. As soon as I try to download a torrent via a magnet link, I disconnect from the wireless router after about three ...
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wireless enabled but can't browse internet

My laptop sees wireless ssid and connects but I get unknown host when trying to ping www.google.co.za, but I get replies when I ping 8.8.8.8, my other machine connected to the same router can surf the ...
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Wifi Not Working on Joli OS

I recently installed Joli OS on my netbook because it was far too slow to run Ubuntu without lag and I could not get Chromium OS to work no matter what I did. When I install Joli OS—which went ...
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problem with my wireless adapter on BTR 5

I'm using backtrack 5 r3 on Vmware but I'm having a problem with my wireless usb adapter, it looks like the backtrack can't find a driver for it. I have a D-link dwa-123 n150, how can I get it to work ...
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Mobile Broadband disconnects as soon as connected - Crunchbang

For months now my mobile broadband (GSM) stick has worked with Crunchbang. Yesterday it stopped. When I plug it in, it appears in the network manager and I can connect to it, but as soon as it is ...
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Ping wireless interface from wired interface

I'm performing some wireless measurements. The setup I'm now using is composed of a WiFi AP and two laptops. One laptop (A) and the AP are connected to a common switch, while the second laptop (B) ...
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How do I debug strange wireless problem

I have a problem with my wireless connection, which drives me nuts. I have been testing with two different wireless usb adapters, one based on the ar9271- and the other rtl8192su-chipset, but they ...
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Wifi-Hardware seems not to be enabled

in my MSI Wind-Box DC 110 I have this Wifi Chip: RTL8188CE (says the sticker on the chassis and the vendor told me that they are sure the device is implemented) and I cannot connect to any Wifi - ...
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Install BCM 4365 drivers in Backtrack 5R3

I have recently installed Backtrack 5 R3. When I try to run: sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source I get the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.6 (x86_64) ...
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Problem with wifi in Ubuntu

I'm not able to see (or access) my WiFi in Ubuntu. tharcisyo@tssd:~$ iwlist scan eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. lo Interface doesn't support scanning. wlan0 Failed to read ...
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Wireless not detected in Linux Mint

I have updated my Linux Mint kernel from 3.2.0-23-generic to 3.8.0-23-generic, because the old kernel version freezes quite often. Now, I have a problem that my wireless network is not detected. ...
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Fatal: Module ndiswrapper not found

Getting the following error message: Fatal: Module ndiswrapper not found Problem is I did install the ndiswrapper module. I even uninstalled and re-installed it. Still nothing. Any reason? On ...
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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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How to route 3 computer in wireless ad-hoc network?

I have three computers connected on the same wireless ad-hoc network with the following adresses : 192.168.1.3 <-----> 192.168.1.5 <-----> 192.168.1.6 On computer 5, I only did : ...
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Can I run hostapd in a virtual machine hosted in a windows system?

I would like to know if it is possible to run any Linux/UNIX distribution with hostapd in a virtualized environment. My idea is to host a small virtual machine, which will use my Windows Host ...
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Spotty wireless with Fedora

I have this Toshiba laptop I started poking around trying to find out why it quits out so often and is just so bad. This guy seems to have the same problem with the fact that it works perfect in ...
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What could be the possible reasons for bad performance of TCP over Wireless or Sate-lite networks ?

I am running a wireless network having Linux(fedora 17) at sender end.We decided TCP_veno is most useful for my network,so we are using it as default congestion control algorithm.Still, We are not ...
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brcmsmac does not work

I am attempting to enable my wireless interface in Slax Linux, so far, I know the driver I need is brcmsmac, since I have a broadcom card; and this work in Slackware. The driver is available and does ...
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What are the other congestion control algorithms specially designed for lossy Wireless Networks like LTE and WiMax?

I am trying different congestion control algorithms for getting maximum throughput and minimum delay across my setup for TCP flow.Please suggest other available algorithms apart from Veno, ...
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Linksys AE3000 install on linux

I bought a Linksys AE3000 wireless adapter hoping I could use it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I found a website that walked through using it, but it didn't work. I edited rtusb_dev_id.c to add: and then ...
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How do I disable wireless on Mint 14?

This got closed on AskUbuntu because it wasn't Ubuntu enough for them. I don't have any WLAN connections set up, and I always connect via Ethernet cable. However my computer has a small light on it ...
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Why can't I find wireless-tools in Debian repositories?

I have installed the squeeze version of Debian on a computer in offline mode (no internet connection during installation). After the installation (that was successful) I edited /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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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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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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WRT160NL wireless problem with OpenWRT 10.03

I flashed a WRT160NL wireless router with OpenWRT 10.03 and configured WEP encryption. I have two 8dbi omni antennas for it (it came with two 5dbi antennas). However, the wireless signal on the same ...