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Questions tagged [wifi]

WiFi is a networking technology permitting the exchange of information through wireless (radio) connections.

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Wi-Fi problems using ASUS USB-N13 adapter (realtek)

I have recently bought an ASUS Wi-Fi adapter (USB-N13), and I seem to be having some trouble with it. Every so often, the Wi-Fi connection just stops working, but the indicator says that I'm still ...
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Captive portal detection, popup implementation?

Based on hostapd, I am building a captive portal. My Linux Machine provides Wifi access. iPad's and Android clients-tablets connect to this Wifi. Generally, any client OS checks if a URL is ...
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Connecting to wifi network through command line

I am trying to connect to my WEP network just using the command-line (Linux). I run: sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed essid 'my_network' key 'xx:xx:... hex key, 26 digits' Then I try to obtain an ...
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Equivalent of iwlist to see who is around?

What is the equivalent to: iwlist wlan0 scan to see who (what computers and smartphones) are around me? Maybe putting the card into monitor mode before doing it.
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All commands that should be used to connect to wifi in command line

I would like to switch from gnome to awesome and I would like to connect my wifi network in command line (instead of using gnome tools). So, I searched on the internet and found approximatively the ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network

I just installed Linux Mint 17 (MATE) on an old laptop and everything works amazing, however I can't seem to get it to connect to my WiFi network. All my other computers can get access, plus, before ...
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recurrent loss of wireless connectivity

My wireless connection is frequently terminated (reason unknown). I can remedy the problem either by rebooting or by unloading and reloading the kernel module for my wireless network interface ...
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Problems with the Wifi connections (RTL8723BE). Kali Linux

I'd been using Kali on my VM for quite a long time and few days ago I've decided to install it like my main OS. Kali Linux installation process During the installation it said this The missing ...
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no wifi adapter detected by Bodhi

Installed bodhi-4.5.0-64 onto a 2008 Macbook, 4.1 and am not seeing wireless options. Do I need to install something from apt first in order for Bodhi to pick up the built-in wifi adapter? The "...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

My Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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Getting WISPr tags from a FON authentication portal

I am doing some investigation around wifi captive portals development. I would like to capture the WiSPr XML tags from a FON authentication captive portal (my neighbours have that active, I have ...
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wlan number assignment

How or where does Linux determine the assignment of a network device? Specifically, wlan0 or wlan1 for wireless USB devices. I plugged in a TP USB wireless a while ago, and it was assigned wlan0. I ...
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How to have two network interfaces wifi and ethernet (as a backup) working together

I have a raspberry 2 with a wifi interface and an ethernet interface. wifi is my main connection with the ability to just plug in the ethernet as a backup method. I want to assign different static ...
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How to use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04. I use a Kali Linux as the guest OS, but this OS not show the wi-fi when I connect it. After starting the guest OS, it still does not ...
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Enable Wi-fi on Kali Linux

I just installed Kali Linux on Dell Inspiron 1545, and am unable to get wireless connection. I attempted the following root@kali:~# lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: ...
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Issue while installing driver for Archer T4U AC1300 on Mint 17

Original question I could not find any specific answer for my question, all driver installation issues I found for the T4U are related to the kernel version and work around can be proposed, mine is ...
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How do I configure a network interface bridge from WiFi to Ethernet with Debian?

I am using Raspberry Pi using Raspbian which is just Debian. I would like to bridge from the primary WiFi network router that connects to Cox Cable to my cabled router here for my subnet to have ...
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“aborting authentication by local choice (Reason: 3=DEAUTH_LEAVING)” when trying to connect to wifi

I installed Debian 9 stretch (GNOME desktop) 64-bit on my PC. My USB wireless adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN722N) was detected automatically after installing atheros firmware: apt-get install firmware-...
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Setting up an access point

I have a laptop with an Atheros card and I woud like to use it as a wireless access point. I need an AP with WPA/WPA2 encryption for testing purposes; I don't need any routing functionality or ...
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Wireless network bridge

I am trying to create a network bridge to allow virtual machines to use my wireless card to connect to my home network. My plan was to do something like: iw dev wlp12s0 set 4addr on brctl addbr ...
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wpa_supplicant store password as hash (WPA-EAP with phase2=“auth=PAP”)

Is there a way to store my password in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf as some hash instead of plaintext? By "password" I refer here to the password used for phase2 authentification. I do not ...
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Using WiFi port as redundant link

I want to use WiFi port of my server as redundant link for copper connection to my home DSL router. My router if SAGEM 2704 with very limited functionality. So practically the only possibility is to ...
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power management not working with realtek wifi card

I'm new on Linux Mint and I have a bug. I have setup Linux Mint, today, and when I use my internet connection, after 5-10 minutes, my connection stopped. I need to disconnect and connect my wifi card. ...
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How to connect to wifi from command line?

I'm using latest version of Debian-based Linux Kali. Maybe it is an XY problem, as the main problem is after I log in to the system I get a blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on the Internet ...
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How to bring up a wi-fi interface from a command line?

I can't figure out how to properly bring up the wi-fi card on my laptop. When I turn it on and issue $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Interface doesn't support ...
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Is there a way to list the connected devices on my wifi access point?

I have an Angstrom Linux device acting as an access point, running hostapd, dhcpd, which works fine. Can I get a list of devices connected to the Wi-Fi? I know I can get the DHCP leases, but I need to ...
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How to connect to internet using `nmcli`?

According to this link nmcli dev wifi con a52c60f5-c1af-4d39-8dc8-728bd770bffc password 12345678 name dlink_home should establish the connection, but it outputs the following error when I try to ...
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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

Using Linux Mint (Cinnamon Desktop) I have not been able to connect to the eduroam wireless university network. The reason is that I can't find a proper way to enter the respective network settings, i....
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Create wireless access point and share internet connection with nmcli

How can I create a Wi-Fi hotspot with command line tool nmcli and share the ethernet internet connection to the wireless access point? Furthermore how can I start this automatically at boot? Is that ...
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How to find speed of wlan interface?

I'm trying to find speed of network interface using file-descriptor. It's easy to do it for ethX, just calling cat /sys/class/net/eth0/speed. Unfortunately this method doesn't work with wireless ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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iwlist inconsistent format for quality and signal?

I noticed when I run iwlist wlan1 scan I sometimes get lines like this: Quality=0/100 Signal level=62/100 But other times I get lines like this: Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Why does ...
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Hotspot and Internet access together — why not?

If I try to set up a hotspot in GNOME, I get the following message: If you have a connection to the Internet other than wireless, you can use it to share your internet connection with others. ...
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How do I use NMCLI to create a Wifi connection & connect to SSID over WPA?

Environment BeagleBone Black running Debian 7.7 nmcli tool, version 0.9.4.0 I tried some command examples to get started, however none helps me to add a connection and connect. Devices # nmcli dev ...
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How to prevent wpa_supplicant from connecting to a network

How can I persistently prevent a wireless interface using wpa_supplicant in roaming mode from connecting to a particular open network foo? This doesn't work: $ sudo wpa_cli > blacklist 00:11:22:...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then "...
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WIFI over SDIO over USB - Do I have to reflect that in the device tree?

I am currently extending an embedded hardware platform which runs a linux kernel 3.16. I want to connect an external SDIO controller to the USB bus, and then run a WIFI module using that SDIO ...
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Auto Connect to any Open WiFi network via CLI Command Line

I have a Linux server running on a laptop. I would like it to auto-connect to any open WiFi network automatically. (Without knowing the SSID beforehand) It's for a remote server deployment of ...
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Fedora 18 No Wireless

Just installed Fedora 18 and I can't get the wireless to work. What do I have and what have I done? I have a Broadcom BCM4312 which is supported by the broadcom-wl driver. (link) lspci | grep ...
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Naming convention standard for Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces on Linux machines

What is the naming convention standard for Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces on a Linux machine? We are developing a tool that should show only the Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces of the Linux machine and ...
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Get devices name on the network

I wanted to know all the devices name on the network. I've already tried without great success many commands found on the web, but nothing worked like i wanted to. Basically, when i enter my router ...
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Renaming my wlan network interface

I know this question is similar to "Udev : renaming my network interface", but I do not consider it a duplicate because my interface is not named via a udev rule, and none of the other answers in that ...
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Trying to understand Auto reconnect WIFI method

I found this method of reconnecting the WIFI dongle from this post. But, I want to be clear on how it works, before I try and implement it. Go to /etc/ifplugd/action.d/ and rename the ifupdown ...
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Deciphering the output of iw list valid interface combinations

I'm trying to decipher a portion of the output from 'iw list.' I tried to search online and could not find an explanation of how to interpret the output. I'm interested in utilizing a wireless adapter ...
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WiFi not working after restoring from hibernation (authentication times out)

My Intel 6205 wireless network card does not work after hibernating. It sometimes also does not work on boot, failing in the same way. Occasionally, it also stops working after ~10 minutes of ...
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Wifi not connecting on Debian 9

I burned a live iso image of debian 9 gnome i386 and booted it from my usb. Everything worked perfectly, but it was not finding any local wifi. After reading that the free version was missing the ...
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Where is the network data is stored on linux system?

is there a way I can find information about my wifi connections? Which networks I was connected to and when? I had tried to look for this information under proc/net but found nothing. (To be more ...
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Where are NetworkManager's WiFi settings stored?

I remember the days of playing with /etc/$WE/wpa_supplicant.conf to try and force a semi-secure network on a debian based system, but now on to xubuntu, I haven't needed to do any *.conf-ing in a ...
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Firmware for wireless card on Ubuntu/Debian?

This is a follow up to my previous question about Debian support for Linksys Wusb600n. I have tried running the Ubunut/Xubuntu LiveCDs and the WiFi does not come up. The Gnome Network Manager menu ...