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How do I find out if my wireless card supports 5 GHz?

If you're trying to discover what your card supports, iw phy is a nice solution with a lot more information (including supported bands). iwlist is showing more what's available and/or allowed in your ...
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Disable rate control in linux wireless driver

1) The command iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed is inefficient[1] since Linux kernel itself invocates one of the two default rate control algorithms: minstrel (and/or minstrel_ht) PID You can verify ...
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from Windows 802.1X connection instructions to linux

As you are using MSCHAPv2 auth, you need the hash of the password, and not the actual password. So, a password in cleartext as you have it now password="passwordxx" won't work. Try $echo -n ...
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Convert a WPA2-Enterprise EDUROAM connection in NetworkManager to a system connection

For connecting to EDUROAM, (a worldwide academic confederation of Wifi networks with roaming of users between institutions/federations) in Linux, you will need to setup wpa_supplicant. The ...
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Layer 2 handover

Access points are the equivalent to ethernet switches; they relay packets from one physical segment to another. The difference is that on one side the segment happens to be wireless. Moving from one ...
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Layer 2 handover

Access Points are essentially just relays; when you go from AP to AP you are never leaving the network, so if you do not encounter a physical (layer 1) lack of service somewhere in the middle, you ...
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WPA_CLI showing access point as connected when it shouldn't

So after a lot of digging, I found that the issue was because of the kernel's rtlwifi driver. To me, it looks like the rtl8192cu driver was suppose to be responsible for handling missed beacons, by ...
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Freeradius doesn't see its WAP-Client

I recommend your localhost entry in your /etc/freeradius/clients.conf to be: client localhost { ipaddr = 127.0.0.1 secret = secret require_message_authenticator = no nas_type ...
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Convert a WPA2-Enterprise EDUROAM connection in NetworkManager to a system connection

Regarding "all users may connect to this Network" This sets the "connection.permissions" option in man nm-settings. It controls that only your system user can modify, see and use the connection. It ...
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How do I generate the certificates for EAP-TLS Wi-Fi?

In your wpa_supplicant.conf file, it should be eap=TTLS As in: network={ ssid="HelloWorld" key_mgmt=WPA-EAP pairwise=CCMP group=CCMP eap=TTLS identity="demo@example.com" ca_cert="/etc/ssl/private/ca....
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wpa_supplicant not connecting anymore to eduroam

I solved the bug by downgrading wpasupplicant from version 2.6 to version 2.4
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What 802.11ac (or later) WiFi dongles work with Linux 4.13 kernel

Based on the details on my question and comments, no AC dongles seem to work. This dongle works sometimes, but only sometimes, so effectively it doesn't. As an alternative, use Ethernet to connect to ...
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Completely non-GUI (or terminal) way to connect to 802.1x wired network

Use nmtui, if you are using network-manager. Nmtui is a terminal ui for the networkmanager. It lets you edit, (de-)activate and monitor available connections.
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How to connect to a hidden network with nmcli?

You always need an SSID. A hidden network is not a network without SSID, it's a network that doesn't broadcast it's SSID (unless solicitated). You don't need anything special with hidden Wi-Fi ...
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How can I count 802.11 beacons from a SSID network I'm connected to?

Possible with wireshark You can use a beacon filter in wireshark like wlan.bssid==mac_address && wlan.fc.type_subtype eq 8 where mac_address is mac address of AP emitting the beacons ...
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