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I set up a hotspot on a Debian laptop, but the password I set (and which I can verify is the correct password) will not work. What is going on?

I am trying to share my ethernet connection over wifi, and so I created a wifi hotspot via the shell using the nmcli tool. The connection shows up in the GUI, and there is a file for the connection ...
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Getting network connectivity to two difficult rooms in my house with OpenWRT

I have a D-Link DIR-835 rev. A1 running OpenWRT as my wifi AP and also ethernet router. I have put the AP in a reasonably central location in my house given the limitations for it being near a cable ...
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SSH connections frequently disconnected when using a mobile hotspot for internet access

My ssh sessions are frequently disconnected when I use a provider that offers internet service via cellphone towers. They seem to "freeze" and stop responding to anything I've typed, but ...
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How do I fix the low speed of Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter's ap0 in Debian?

Unlike Windows, I discovered that the speed of my Access Point is too slow about 50-70KB on Debian unlike Windows it is about 1.3MB which is the original full download speed of my connection. Here are ...
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How do I tweak the settings of Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070?

I don't know how to tweak the setting of this interface: PHY Interface Driver Chipset phy1 wlan1 rt2800usb Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Unlike Windows,...
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Wifi hotspot in linux

The main reason that i can't switch to linux is that my computer needs the window's hotspot feature to act as a wifi extender, the only methods i found are with ethernet, but my computer is only ...
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Wi-Fi Access Point on Linux: Fallback to 20 MHz: hostapd 80 MHz

MediaTek mt7612u offers WPA3 at 876 Mb/s on 5 GHz 80 MHz 2x2:2 mcs 9 With Ubuntu 21.04, this suddenly works without the power-off-level crashes of 6 months ago — Stuck on 54 Mb/s 802.11g However, ...
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Hostapd active, but no WIFI signal with ath9k

I'm trying to set up a wifi access point with hostapd, which seems to be running fine, but I can't see the hotspot on another device. The wifi card is DNXA-116 with AR9382 chipset. When running the ...
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Limited connectivity through Hotspot

Fedora 31. I am successfully connected to Internet through mobile broadband, and I've created a hotspot over wifi and connected from (Android) phone to that. However I can't reach Internet from the ...
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Problems with USB to WiFi adapter TP-LINK TL-WN722N v2 and Hotspot creation

I use Linux Mint 20.1 and am trying to properly install USB WiFi device TP-LINK TL-WN722N v2 I first installed driver R8188eu following instructions from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu Also ...
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Verify device has an active hotspot

I'm building a small iot device that provides an hotspot for web-ui access. Now I'm wondering if there is a way to check that the hotspot is running? With nmcli or some other standard tool? I know how ...
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I can see my wifi network, but when i try to connect to it it says connection failed

I have being having issues with connecting to my wireless network at home, my system detect and sees the hotspot connection but when i want to connect it shows connection failed. Here is a list of ...
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Hotspot created but cannot be discovered

Recently I decided to switch my WIFI card from EMMY-W163 (datasheet: https://www.u-blox.com/sites/default/files/EMMY-W1_DataSheet_%28UBX-15011785%29.pdf) to WPEA-121N (https://www.sparklan.com/product/...
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Ethernet wi-fi adapter automatic configuration

latest Kde Neon here: I usually get online using my android phone as a tethering wifi hotspot. I have a TP-Link TL-wa501g repeater that I don't use as a repeater, but as a client: it's basically a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 hotspot connection not resolving DNS for iPhone device

I have a wired connection on Ubuntu 20.04. I create a Hotspot connection. I believe NetworkManager automatically creates the following for my wireless interface: inet 10.42.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Garuda Linux doesn't connect to WIFI

I have a fresh installation of Garuda Linux. Whenever I try to connect to my wifi it just wont connect. It tries for some second then prompts again for password. Works fine and connects without any ...
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What does Available Antennas parameter mean in iw utility output?

I am troubleshooting the Wi-Fi AP configuration on a Linux host. Using the iw list command, I can see the following line in the output: Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0 Does it indicate a quantity of ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 lts wifi-hotspot not working

I have a TP-Link T6e card on my computer and it works fine after installing the drivers from the additional driver tabs found in ubuntu software and updates , meaning that I can connect to a wifi. But,...
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Raspberry pi (running Debian) Access Point - Another Pi Crashes It

I have a Pi3b+ hooked up to my router running hostapd, dnsmasq and openvpn running an airvpn config, it is solid as a rock. It has a static IP on wlan0 192.168.4.1 and serves a local IP range, ...
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Network manager create wifi "access point" [duplicate]

I wish to connect my phone to internet using my laptop's hotspot (laptop uses wired internet connection). The phone is Android 9, the laptop has Debian 10. I have created a hotspot: nmcli device wifi ...
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Create hotspot in raspbian

I have a RPI 2 with raspbian OS. I have a WI-FI USB adapter too that it is connected to the pi. I want to use wlan0 as a hotspot but any try get failed. I tried this guide and some open source project ...
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Linux network briding/routing/masquerading weirdness

after reading through some forums and howtos I'm lost on networking. The challenge: I got a new device: BYD Battery Box (home energy storage system). That device can only accessed (for firmware ...
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Disable wifi security in Network Manger [duplicate]

In Centos 8.2 I have configured a bridged wifi interface (ath9k) as a wireless access point in NetworkManager (nmcli). When using WPA or WEP security it works fine, but I need an open wifi network. ...
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Fedora 33: WiFi Hotspot not activating, driver saying that doesn't support AP but adapter actually does

I have fresh install of Fedora 33 (upgraded from Fedora 32) and decided to move to the modern NetworkManager's managed wifi setup. I have successfully performed some pre-required steps like creation ...
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Use NetworkManager to share wifi and ethernet at the same time

At the moment, I connect my PC via wifi to the internet and share it with other computers via an ethernet connection. So my question is, if it is possible to simultaneously share my internet ...
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Hotspot network creation took too long and failed activation

I'm planning to host a hotspot on my laptop with NetworkManager on Arch Linux. It was not difficult to create a hotspot configuration. However, when I was attempting to activate the created hotspot ...
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Encrypting a Wifi Hotspot

I was able to set up a wifi hotspot using the following: nmcli dev wifi hotspot ifname wlp8s0 ssid adam password "password" But how do I encrypt the password and select the cipher that is ...
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Bridge eth0 to WiFi hotspot as a client

So, I have a raspberry pi4 that I am using as a WiFi signal booster. I have a long range external USB WiFi dongle (wlan0) that is picking up the signal. I am using the pi’s internal WiFi (wlan1) to ...
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rtl8723de low wifi strength, parrot sec os

I have installed the rtl8723de module from https://github.com/smlinux/rtl8723de The commands I have used: git clone https://github.com/smlinux/rtl8723de.git -b current dkms add ./rtl8723de dkms ...
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Why my download speed is just half of the speed given by my Wi-Fi providing device in Ubuntu 20?

I had just upgraded to Ubuntu 20 (focal fossa). When I try to download anything in any browser or through terminal, the downloading speed in my PC is just half of my Wi-Fi providing device. Please ...
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How to switch to a different WiFi channel?

I am running a server sending data from a linux embedded device which is hosting its own network using a network module. It is running on an iMX7 processor connected to a network module. The problem ...
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OpenWrt on Raspberry Pi 4 does not support AC and 80MHz

So, i was gathering up info from the interwebs how to setup a Raspberry Pi 4 as an OpenWrt Router (Access Point, whatever you name it). And i'm happy to say that i was able to make WiFi work and to ...
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TP-Link TL-WN722N V2 and AP mode (nl80211: Driver does not support authentication/association or connect commands)

I've tried to use TP-Link TL-WN722N V2 (ID 2357:010c) with AP mode on both Debian and my self compiled buildroot firmware. Using recent kernel (v5.5 and v4.19) and rtl8188eu module from staging and ...
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Use Ethernet when available and working, WiFi personal hotspot when not

My home Internet connection (via Ethernet) is unreliable - when it's working I can get 90 Mbps, but around 50% of the time from 12pm to 10pm it is not working. When the home Internet is not working, I ...
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Can't use ip forwarding on Android unless hotspot is on

Really stuck on this one I want to change the gateway on my pc to go through my phone connected to the same wifi network in my home. When hotspot is on and I connect to it with another device it works ...
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WiFI issues on Ubuntu 18.04.3 with 4.9 kernel and Atheros AR9285 PCI wireless adapter

We have some (embedded) systems based on the NXP i.MX6Q boards. Some are equipped with Intel WiFi modules and some are equipped with modules based on the Atheros AR9285 chipset. We have for a while ...
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Create a captive portal with network manager (nmcli)

I am looking to configure the wifi (wlan0) as an access point / hotspot with the following behaviour. The following works: Device creates a hotspot, broadcasts the SSID and starts up http server (...
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5Ghz Hotspot in Fedora

I run Fedora 31 on a Xidu Tour Pro laptop and most things work flawlessly out of the box. But so far I have not been able to create WiFi hotspots using the 5Ghz frequencies. The Fedora Connection ...
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Connect linux to a raspberry Access Point, that no have internet connection

I've setted a raspberry pi to act as an access point, for let communicate via tcp socket all the other devices connected at the same access point. So in this case i dont want that the access point let ...
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How do I set up a hotspot 802.11n with nmcli?

Almost everything is in the title ... I want to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot using only nmcli (no hostapd etc...) I'm doing this to create the hotspot (a small bash script): #!/bin/sh VAR_HOTSPOT="TEST" ...
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Wifi hotspot: very slow download/upload speed

Linux Mint 19.1. Wired connection: down 85.30Mb, up 83.59Mb. Wifi Hotspot: down 0.78Mb, up 9.70Mb. Why so slow?? I want more speed. My connection settings: On my Windows 10 1903 I'm getting 60Mb/...
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ubuntu: Cannot configuration mesh network

root@181RX:/home/pi/# iw phy Wiphy phy0 max # scan SSIDs: 4 max scan IEs length: 2257 bytes Retry short long limit: 2 Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m) Device ...
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Hotspot without 2 network cards on Linux?

I have dual booted Windows and Arch Linux on my laptop. When I was using Windows, I noticed that Windows is able to create an access point even when it's connected to the Wi-Fi without disconnecting ...
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Hostapd hotspot not running

I installed and set-up hotspot using hostapd. # /etc/init.d/hostapd start [ ok ] Starting hostapd (via systemctl): hostapd.service. But when I try to connect my phone to the hotspot, it does not ...
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Does `arp-scan` not work well in a wifi created by a hotspot?

When I use a wifi hotspot, sometimes I can't use sudo arp-scan -l to see other devices (except the hotspot), but sometimes I can see another laptop, but I never see another android phone. (The hotspot ...
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Configuring netplan on ubuntu 18 properly

I am trying to configure the wifi and ethernet ports on a linux box in a non-standard way. I have never touched this kind of stuff before, so please excuse my naivety. I have basically just YOLO'd my ...
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How to get internet going in my current circumstances? ( using a USB cable, another linux laptop and a cellphone with cellular data )

Here's what I want to do : Get my Wifi USB dongle to work on my Desktop PC on which I installed Linux. The Wifi USB dongle has drivers for "Linux 2 and 3"... Either way, it doesn't work right now. ...
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Limited throughput of traffic originating from wireless access point

Introduction: In an effort to avoid purchasing extraneous hardware, I've managed to configure my media center PC as a wireless access point using hostapd in bridge mode. This works, but I'm ...
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Is it possible to configure WPS in create_ap?

I have a PC which can emit a wifi hotspot. Currently I can use create_ap to create a WiFi hotspot in 2.4GHz without problem. I also have a wifi extender which requires the wifi emitter to enter WPS ...
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I can't connect my Android Devices to my Wifi Hotspot in Linux Mint LMDE 3

I recently installed Linux Mint LMDE 3 on my PC, all normal until today, when I proceed to configure my Wifi Hotspot, I put the SSID of the network, the password, and the surprise? no device has a ...