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

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How to Activate wifi in Toshiba Satellite C655?

I've recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C655. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I've never had a notebook before, but as a desktop user, I was a Ubuntu user since 2 years, and I've never had a ...
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Is it possible to create an ad-hoc wi-fi connection?

I can't connect my Ubuntu client on a Wi-Fi ad-hoc connection. I tried Windows XP and 7 on server, no success. I can't use Linux on server, only Windows. Thanks. Realtek RTL8187B.
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Wireless Card Behaving Oddly on an HP Pavilion dv6

I'm not sure what kind it is, it doesn't use a propriety driver, it runs out of the box. In 10.04 it worked fine, in 10.10 it'll work, but randomly lose connection, though it won't state it, then ...
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Wireless network unstable and often WPA2 protected networks just don't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are the Ralink RT3090 drivers incompatible with Ubuntu 10.10? I have an issue with my wireless network,so that the connection is working for only a few minutes, after ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote MZ35 freezes when AC unplugged and wireless on

I would like to ask for some help debugging an irritating problem I'm having with my Packard Bell EasyNote MZ35 and Ubuntu 10.10. Always when the laptop is connected to a wireless network and the AC ...
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B43 Wireless not working on 2.6.35 kernel

After upgrading to kernel version 2.6.35 (went from 10.04 to 10.10), my wireless card stopped working. I'm currently using the Broadcom STA wireless driver (proprietary). Have anyone found any fix to ...
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Is there any PPA for ralink 3090 64bit?

Is there any PPA for ralink 3090 64bit? I have just added this markus-tisoft PPA but I have not found any driver for ralink 3090 yet in Synaptic Package Manager. (it is only available for 32bit ...
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No WiFi on HP Netbook 2133

After installation of 10.10 in my HP Mini 2133. I have no wireless connexion. The blue led is on but no way to detect the WiFi beside me. The WiFi integrated card is a Broadcom BCM 4312 802.11 a:b:g ...
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Laptop losing wireless connection randomly after upgrade

I have some strange wireless connection problems after upgrading to 10.10. I was using 10.04 before and everything was fine. The problem I can connect to my access point but I'm constantly losing ...
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RTL8180L wireless card doesn't work? [closed]

The lspci sees the card Installed ndiswrapper, and Windows drivers too, the ndisgtk sees the card. The system doesn't detect any wireless network. I've tried everything (command line, etc.) but no ...
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Netconsole won't start, says “wlan0 doesn't exist, aborting”

I'm trying to setup netconsole to debug a hard lock up, and I am running into a problem. I have the following config for netconsole: options netconsole ...
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Are the Ralink RT3090 drivers incompatible with Ubuntu 10.10?

Ralink Technology publishes their drivers in source code form on their website here. When complied with make and make install in 10.04, the drivers worked well in 32 and 64 bit versions of Lucid. ...
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Wireless Card Worked on 8.04, Failed on 10.04, Only Works Slightly on Static IP

I have a laptop that someone gave me and it came with a PCMCIA card for the wireless connection. It is a D-Link Wireless WNA-1330 PCMCIA Card. When I installed Ubuntu 8.04, the wireless connectivity ...
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How to back-up a wireless setup?

I'm about to do a fresh install of my ubuntu desktop system. When I originally put the system together it took me a week or so to figure out how to get wireless working. And I can't find my notes on ...
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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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How do I create a shared folder/remotely control a printer between two Ubuntu machines?

I have an upstairs and downstairs computer; I'd love to know how to create a shared folder between the two (through a wireless network) I'd also love to know if there is any way to get my upstairs ...
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Wireless not working after installation

I've installed the latest ubuntu release (10.4) on my HP mini 110, the installation went smoothly but I don't have any wireless connection. (it says wireless disabled) I installed ubuntu side by side ...
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Unable to connect to Wireless Network [closed]

I am running 10.04 with the latest updates on an MSI 1719 (GX700) laptop and am unable to get it to connect to my wireless network. It sees the available networks and allows me to go through the ...
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Getting Wireless on a MacbookPro4,1 [closed]

I just put Ubuntu on my MacbookPro4,1, but I can't find or connect to any wireless networks. I've tried installing drivers from System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, as well as manually ...
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Automatically reconnect wireless connection

The wireless connection in my house unfortunately often disappears, requiring a wireless router reboot. Making this worse is that my ubuntu media pc, does not automatically reconnect to the wireless ...
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Drivers for the Tenda twl541u wireless card? [closed]

I have a Tenda TWL541U wireless usb card and I cannot make it work with Ubuntu 10.10 64 bits. I've tried the Windows XP drivers with ndiswrapper to no avail. In Windows 7 I've made it work with using ...
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How can I tell if I have a broadcom wireless card?

I just read that Broadcom has open-sourced their wireless adapter drivers and was curious if this would have any affect on my Dell XPS M1330 which sometimes has flaky wifi.
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Cannot ssh/ping an Ubuntu machine over WiFi

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 running on a laptop, connected to a local network via WiFi. This machine does not respond to pings/ssh connect requests, as if it was firewalled. However, if I ssh from this ...
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Slow wifi with D-link DWA-160 A2

I recently bought a USB wifi adapter for my new desktop computer. It's a D-link DWA-160 A2. From the start it didn't want to work at all, but after unplugging and then plugging it back in, it seems to ...
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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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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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Can't join wifi ad hoc network created by MyWi [duplicate]

I want to do iPhone tethering using MyWi, I can see the network it creates but I just can't join. Having WEP security on would throw me into the passphrase input again and leaving it unprotected ...
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Proprietary BCM wireless driver ceased to work

Suddenly, the propriety Broadcom STA wireless driver ceased to work on my Inspiron 1525 Dell. All of a sudden, when I turned on the laptop the tooltip of the wireless indicator in the top panel shows ...
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MadWifi vs. ndiswrapper

I'm going to try and setup wifi on a computer with Ubuntu installed where it doesn't work out of the box. The computer is an Acer Veriton L460 with a AR5001 wifi card. There are two options as far ...
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How can I completely remove wireless drivers? [closed]

On my laptop the wireless seems to be detected but it fails to connect. Even turning the switch on and off seems to have no effect. This is the output of lspci command: 06:02.0 Network controller: ...
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How enable/disable WiFi adapters individually under 10.04

I have a laptop with an internal wifi G adapter, and I have an external USB wifi adapter that is compatible with N. the internal wifi can be disabled using a little switch on the side of the laptop. ...
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Wi-Fi only connects when router set to TKIP, but won't use AES [closed]

For some reason, my computer (running Kubuntu netbook edition now, previously UNR) won't connect to my router when it's set to AES+TKIP. As soon as I switch the router to TKIP only, the computer ...
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Is there any way to turn my laptop into a wireless access point for other devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up ubuntu as wireless accesspoint? Is there an easy, simple way to setup a wireless network so my laptop (which is connected by a wired connection) can share ...
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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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Belkin wireless 802.11g USB network adapter not working [closed]

Hello everyone I really am new to this Ubuntu thing. I am now running the latest Ubuntu and windows on the same PC. Wireless connections work fine on windows but connects and disconnects on Ubuntu. I ...
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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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Automatically add new wireless access points

I'm running Lucid on a few laptops, with xfce as the desktop environment. Before Lucid, the little NetworkManager tray widget would automatically scan for access points for me. Now, however, I find ...
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How to display UMTS signal strength?

Using a random UMTS USB stick (Huwei 160 or something like this) works an current Ubuntu pretty much out of the box and the setup via network manager (nm-applet) is convenient. But it does not ...
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How to improve wireless network speed?

I am running 10.04 LTS on a desktop PC with a Belkin G-Plus MIMO Wireless network card. Ever since running Ubuntu on the machine I have noticed fairly slow network speeds (about half the speed I get ...
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Ufw causing trouble with DHCP or WPA? [closed]

It appears that enabling UFW is causing my network connection to drop periodically on a WPA-Enterprise network, according to the network-manager GUI app (and the lack of a server response to web ...
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How can Huawei EC-1260 (Tata Photon) USB Internet Device be used to share Internet over a home wireless network?

At home I have a Windows desktop - and one of the primary reasons I boot into it is to share my internet connection over the home wireless network. I have a setup of this kind: Windows Desktop ...
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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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How to install relink wireless driver for LG X130 nebook

how to install relink wireless driver for LG X130 netbook in Ubuntu 10.04
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How do I configure WiFi to log in to WPA at boot time, regardless of user being logged in?

How do I set a system wide wireless WPA password that starts at boot time, allowing me to SSH in to the machine from outside, for example? I'm running mythbuntu. Until I log in, WiFi doesn't connect, ...
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How to setup a wireless connection with an Eee PC 1005? [closed]

How to setup wireless in ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition in EEpc 1005? Do I need to install some drivers and how? PS I am running ubuntu dual boot with XP (in XP have wireless Internet)