Questions about using Wireless connections in Ubuntu. This tag is not limited to Wifi only.

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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers ...
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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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How to connect and disconnect to a network manually in terminal?

Since the network manager is troubling me so much I want to replace it (possibly wicd orNM from ppa:volanin). I do not know how to connect and disconnect to the network through the terminal without ...
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Wireless card Realtek RTL8723AE-BT is not recognized

I bought a new laptop with a RTL8723AE-BT wireless card, but it seems there is nothing that makes it work. Realtek usually makes drivers available for its card, but this specific one doesn't have a ...
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How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working? [duplicate]

Wireless was worked perfectly in ubuntu 10.10. Now I upgraded it to ubuntu 11.04. After this upgrade wireless is not working in my laptop, even "wireless connection" is not showing in network ...
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How do I connect to a WPA wifi network using the command line?

So basically, I'd like to use iwconfig to connect to my wifi network when I'm not inside X. But I just don't see a way to do it in the man page. Any idea?
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Network manager forgets wireless password after sleeping or powering off

Every time I restore my computer from sleep or turn it on a window pops up asking for my wireless password. Once I enter it it connects successfully, but this happens every time. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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Share Wireless connection with Wired Ethernet Port

That's pretty much it. If I connect to the Internet on wlan0, how can I share this connection with a device plugged into my wired Ethernet port eth0?
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How do I create a WiFi hotspot sharing wireless internet connection (single adapter)?

I know how to create a hotspot when connected to a wired network, but when I am using internet from a WiFi connection, this disconnects the wireless connection the moment I activate the hotspot. In ...
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Ubuntu as Miracast Sender/receiver

couldn't find anything about Ubuntu act as a Miracast receiver or sender. General info about Miracast at Wikipedia Should this work? Supported HW? (Wifi direct?) only via WiFi no LAN? If Wifi direct ...
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How to share a wired internet connection via Wifi?

Can someone please help me with a complete step by step guide to share my internet connection (which is through a USB modem by ZTE) with my iphone 3G?
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How do I detect if someone is stealing my broadband bandwidth?

I am very paranoid about wireless connections and someone stealing my broadband bandwidth, which could lead to worse things. My question is, how can I detect if my broadband bandwidth is being ...
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?

On this site I see hundreds if not a thousand questions being asked about issues with a Wireless LAN adapter not being detected/recognized by Ubuntu. Some mainstream adapters appear to be utterly ...
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 (BCM43225) wireless card working?

My Laptop is Acer 5742G with "Npilfy 802.11 wireless". I have both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 Earlier when I had Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless was working fine, but after installing 12.10 wireless is ...
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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS X401U, and after installation there is no list of wireless connections. I didn't have that problem with an installation on HP. What I can do to enable Wifi? ...
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No wireless for Intel Corporation 7260 version 63

I have a Dell XPS 12 running Ubuntu 13.10 and it doesn't appear to find it's wireless. I have tried the suggestions here but they made no difference peter@xps:/lib/firmware$ ls -l ...
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Will the new open source Broadcom drivers be available in the current LTS release?

I just found out that Broadcom has released a set of open source drivers for their wireless cards. I know that the Ubuntu kernel team keeps a package of backported drivers for LTS 10.04. Is the ...
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How to share a wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

I have been trying to share my wired Internet connection with my Android phone. However I could not succeed in doing this. Has anyone of you ever succeeded? Operating systems that I use are as ...
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Network service discovery disabled: What does this mean for me?

Every time at boot I get a message “Network service discovery disabled. Your current network has a .local domain, which is not recommended and incompatible with the Avahi network service discovery. ...
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Use Network-Manager to connect to a WiFi Access Point on the command-line

I'd like to connect to a wireless access point from the command-line. Ideally, I'd only need the name of the AP. But the hardware-address would work as well. I know I can use nmcli to connect to a ...
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How to stop constantly blinking Wifi LED?

I have a Dell E6510 and after installing Ubuntu and connecting to a wireless network, my Wifi LED keeps blinking all the time, probably in response to traffic. This is really annoying because it ...
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Can't connect to any wireless connection after updating

I have a dual boot (windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04) setup and, for (apparently) no reason, I can't connect to any wireless connection on my ubuntu box at all. (on Windows it works.) I think it stopped ...
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How to fix slow wireless on machines with Intel wireless cards?

I have looked through all the previous questions but turning power management off for the Wi-Fi card didn't work. This problem seems to be with the Lenovo Thinkpads. I switched to Ubuntu 11.10 from ...
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Get rid of 0.5s latency when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP

As described in the title I experience a half a second delay when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP. This makes watching movies not possible as the sound is not synchronised with the video. I'm ...
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Why is my Internet connection randomly dropping?

Ever since I have installed 12.04 (clean install not an upgrade), I have been having a drop in the Internet connection. The drop in the connection can be anything from 15 seconds to about 3 mins, and ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and extremely slow at low signal - Ubuntu 13.04

First off, I just want to say that I work as an IT engineer (Windows Desktop/Server etc) so I am willing to go right down to the ground when it comes to advance technical troubleshooting. ...
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Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) As stated, I've just upgraded to 12.04 and my Dell Inspiron 1545 isn't recognising its wireless card and I was ...
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How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card?

The built-in wifi card in my laptop (Dell XPS M1330) is crap, pretty much. I have an Asus USB wifi card which is significantly better, and it works fine. What I'd like to do is disable the built-in ...
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Cannot make Wi-Fi hotspot

I want to make my laptop as wi-fi hotspot. To do so, I pressed button Settings->Network->Wireless->Use as Hotspot.. Then it creates a wireless network connection 'Hostspot' and connects. But it gets ...
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How to set up dual wired and wireless connections?

My laptop has both wireless and a wired connection capabilities. Can I connect to a router A using wireless and a separate router B using wired ethernet at the same time without having to switch back ...
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Is there a way to run a script every time I connect to a specifc wireless network?

There is a specific wireless network I connect to that requires me to use vpnc to access the internet. If I make a script to do this, is there a way to set it up so every time I connect to this ...
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WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to create an WiFi hotspot for my android device. I used ap-hotspot to do so. I configured the ap-hotspot using sudo ap-hotspot configure Then I started ap-hotspot using ...
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Network Manager or WICD?

A couple of years ago when I first began using Ubuntu I had issues with Network Manager and so I switched to wicd which works perfectly. (I forget the exact issues, but wicd solved the problems) I am ...
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Why is my internet so slow with an Atheros wireless card?

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04, my internet connection is as slow as hell. I have tested my other 10.10 machine and it is just as quick as the first one was. What has happened? Why is ...
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How to get a stable WLAN-connection with a Lenovo x121e?

I have permament problem when using WLAN with my Lenovo ThinkPad x121e. The wireless network adapter in use is this one: lspci: 01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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How to configure preferred network for internet?

I am connected to a LAN network and wireless network. Both provide access to internet. Sometimes when the internet on LAN is not working, the browser simply throws an exception instead of switching ...
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is there any command line or gui tool to measure signal strength of wireless

I want to know if there exists any command line option or GUI tool (Ubuntu 11.10) so that I can measure the strength of wireless signal at a given location.I have a house where the wireless is not ...
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How to make Logitech Anywhere MX work in Ubuntu 12.X?

I have a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse (wireless), when I connect it to the computer it doesn't work. The mouse works in other computers with Windows and with Fedora 17 and Fedora 19, but it doesn't ...
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How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560?

I have a Dell Vostro 3460 with one of the new Broadcom 43142 hybrid Wireless/Bluetooth chips. Neither the proprietary driver (wl) nor the b43 driver supports this. lspci -nn gives me 01:00.0 Network ...
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My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue?

Your situation You have successfully installed Ubuntu. You have just downloaded and booted Ubuntu live media. The latest LTS (see also HWE) or latest non-LTS release are preferred. See the list of ...
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Drivers for Realtek wireless module for Toshiba C850-A965?

I just bought a new Toshiba system, and before installing Ubuntu, I tried it out on a live CD. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn't recognize any wireless adapter. $ sudo lshw -c network *-network ...
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Disable wireless on startup

I use Ubuntu 10.04 and I see, that every time when I start it enables Wireless Connectivity. I know, that there is a topic about it on Ubuntu forums, but I think I will get old before I get an answer ...
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Two Wifi Icons in Panel

I have the exact problem in 13.10 as this user Why are there two Wifi indicators in the panel?. Here are some screenshots: Here are some screenshots from another user: ...
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How do I avoid random Wireless LAN disconnects?

I am presently experiencing random disconnections from my wireless network. It looks like it is becoming more and more frequent (however I have not seen any clear pattern). This is killing me... ...
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How to disable/enable automatically connecting to WiFi?

Whenever I restart my WiFi router, Ubuntu tries to connect to my neighbours' WiFi networks. There's over 30 wireless networks in the area. Ubuntu prompts me for the password to all of those. This is ...
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How do I find out the name of the SSID I'm connected to from the command line?

Neither iwconfig nor iwlist seem to be able to do this for me.
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Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown

I use Torrents often, so I need to know how to make my computer start up and shut down automatically, Wi-Fi is switched on at six in the morning in my hotel and switched off at two AM. (I am able to ...
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Lenovo Yoga 13 Realtek wireless driver

I've recently purchased a Lenovo Yoga 13 and put Ubuntu 13.04 on it last night. I was unable to get wireless to come on and thought that I would mess around with it today. Today I have followed the ...