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

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Wireless network(s) not available when booting ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64 bit from usb flash drive

I'm trying to connect to my wireless network at home after "trying" Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64-bit from a USB flash drive (without installing). Is this even possible? I can connect to the Internet ...
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How to move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

How can I move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu? Xubuntu doesnt have .gconf/system/networking/connections.
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Wireless is connected but keeps showing “problem loading page”

My wireless does not keep disconnecting to the point where I have to manually enable it. I just manually enable it as soon as I log in. Just clarifying as I read some other issues like this. I'm ...
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Wireless shows up and keeps asking for password

I installed ubuntu for the first time (first time ever using linux) i used my friends wireless card to update but when i got home and put in my wireless card it asks me for a password i put in my ...
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Can't turn on or enable wireless

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 for a couple of months. but Today after restart my laptop I can't get wireless on. I tried to install windows wireless drivers but it didn't work too. and It's not off by ...
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Network manager wireless connection duplicated

I have a wireless network named "sweet-home". Ubuntu sees it all right and for some time everything went fine, but at some point in the dropdown menu "sweet-home" turned into submenu with two items in ...
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non Intel half hight mini PCI-E wifi?

Intel wifi cards seam to be suffering driver issues lately and I am looking for an alternative to the half hight card installed in my Acer 3810TZ. Something I can use until these issues are sorted. ...
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New install using a wireless keyboard and mouse

This is a very basic question but I do not know the answer. I am building a new PC from scratch and wondered if the Ubuntu Installer will recognize a wireless keyboard and mouse during the ...
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WiFi not working on ubuntu 12.04

My computer is not recognising the wireless nnetwork. When I try to activate my drivers I get the following error message: http://paste.ubuntu.com/997127/ Please help me solve this problem.
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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 to get a HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 working?

I recently bought a very expensive 60 Dollar wireless mouse. This mouse connects to a Wireless Network Card, Instead of using a USB Dongle. I can't get this to work in Ubuntu 12.04. And I don't want ...
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Logging wireless access point connections

Is there a way to find timestamps of when I connected/disconnected to wireless networks (so I can see where I was at some point in the past)? I can't seem to find any log files with this information (...
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Cannot connect to Open WiFi hotspot created by Android

I'm trying to share my 3G data connection via WiFi hotspot. I have an open Hotspot running on my phone(Xperia Neo V - MT11i - Android 2.3.4). But I cannot connect to it from my Ubuntu system. Here is ...
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Does it matter that wlan0 has changed its name to eth1 after I upgraded to 12.04?

After upgrading to 12.04 I cannot see wlan0 as ny wireless connection. It's now called eth1. ifconfig and iwconfig also return the same: eth1. Is this okay, or should I make any changes? $ ...
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Wireless won't associate after 12.04 upgrade

I have a problem connecting to my wireless when I upgraded to 12.04 from 10.04. I have the Atheros 9285 card and it's using the ath9k driver. The failure is: [ 3262.329542] wlan0: authenticate with ...
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password reconnecting to wireless network Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-classic, and every time the wireless goes down, be it because I lose signal or some other reason, my laptop automatically tries to reconnect but I am asked to ...
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Dell 1390 wireless (BCM4311) Ubuntu 12.04 no wireless icon in unity

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520, which has the Dell Wireless 1390 card (based on the BCM4311 chipset). During installation, Ubuntu 12.04 detected the device and installed the Broadcom STA driver. ...
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Enable wifi firmware on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,1, but my wireless driver says that the firmware is missing, I've tried with many methods on the internet but I haven't found anything, so, what do I have to ...
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What purchasable wireless cards support master-mode/hostapd? [closed]

What I am looking for: links to specific purchasable cards (amazon, google shopping results, anything that will last) There is a preference for N support What I'm not looking for: Your ...
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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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Wifi problem in downloading software packages Ubuntu 12.04

In my Ubuntu 12.04 sony vaio when trying to download packages from Ubuntu repositories wifi speed is very slow. Internet works fine for other downloads/browsing. I tried with changing the download ...
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Alpha wireless adapter disconnect at random time

I have wireless adapter called Alpha AWUS036H , it disconnects at random times , and reconnects again after several minutes , and that happens always. Ubuntu 12.04. I searched and found similar ...
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My wireless network not visible in wireless network list with a Broadcom card

I have two configurations An older laptop (Lenovo 3000 C200, network controller Broadcom BCM4311) with Ubuntu 10.04 and a newer laptop (Lenovo B570e, NW controller Broadcom BCM4313) with the 12.04 ...
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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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Why is the Enable Wireless button greyed out and unselectable?

The 'enable wireless' button on the top right is greyed out and I am unable to click it and my wireless won't work anymore. What can I do to fix this?
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WIFI looses connection with AR9285 - have to disconnect / connect to regain internet?

I have a G73JW laptop using Ubuntu 12.04. It has an Atheros AR9285 card. While wifi seems to work fine most of the time, about every hour or two it will loose the connection to the internet. The ...
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Problems with Internet connectivity with Belkin N150 wireless router on Ubuntu 12.04

This question might not be directly related to problems in Ubuntu, but I am still posting this here because it is possible that someone might know of a solution. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am using ...
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Wifi not working properly 11.10 ubuntu

When I boot up my Lenevo V570 to ubuntu 11.10 then it shows me 'Wireless hardware switch off' however when i use windows and then reboot ubuntu then it works properly.
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How to programmatically get a list of wireless SSIDs in range from NetworkManager

I'm writing a small little app that I want to submit to the Ubuntu App Review board, and one thing I'd like to do is for it to show the names of the detected Wireless SSIDs in a combo box. It's a PyGI ...
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How do I get the Broadcom STA wireless driver to load in Ubuntu 12.04? This is on an Inspiron 1721 [duplicate]

When I try to activate it a jockey.log is created. This is the internal wireless that worked in Ubuntu 11.10. Doesn't now that I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using a USB wi-fi for now.
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Why is Ubuntu unable to connect to my wireless router? [closed]

I have just installed the latest version of Ubuntu and I want to connect to the Internet using my wireless router. I tried using Ndiswrapper but I received errors. I also tried using suggestions in ...
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Wireless greyed out with an Intel 3945ABG

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP laptop and cannot enable my wireless card. I have checked the BIOS and it is enabled there. I have checked the drivers and I think I have the correct one. The ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install on a macbook pro (intel)?

I already installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my MacBook Pro, And everything worked alright except for the WiFi (it said something about the firmware) and because I'm new in this I couldn't fix it, So my ...
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Wireless roaming aggressiveness

I was wondering if there was anyway to change the aggressiveness of wireless roaming between access points of the same SSID in ubuntu like there is in windows, I often times find that when I walk ...
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Wireless network not working on HP Pavilion DV2000 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom Wireless card (BCM43XX) I cannot connect to a wireless network using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I have an HP Pavilion DV2000 p/n RN088EA#UUW. ...
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Is the wireless driver from Live USB different from the standard install?

Linux newbie here. I've been trying to use Ubuntu (x64) as my main OS since 11.10, but my wireless connection on it has been very unstable, droping every other 5-10 mins. For this reason I see myself ...
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Why can't I connect to unsecure open wireless networks?

I have an open, unsecured router which I can connect to without any issues while in Windows. When I am in Ubuntu, if I click on my wireless manager to see all the networks, then it shows all the ...
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My laptop uses Kubuntu 12.04. It does not connect to my Wireless Access Point (WAP). How can I fix this?

I have a wireless access point at home and I can't connect with my laptop which uses Kubuntu 12.04. My wifi access point is configured to hide the SSID and use WPA2 Personal encryption.
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How to make ad-hoc network connection? [duplicate]

I can't make ad-hoc from my netbook (Ubuntu 12.04). It has internet source from ethernet. I have tried making from network manager. But it always says 'Wireless Network Disconnected' and can't be ...
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How do I get a BCM4313 with airodump-ng working in monitor mode?

I noticed that the STA driver can't work in monitor mode so I disabled it. I am now using brcmsmac dirver. Here is the output from lshw for this wireless card: description: Wireless interface ...
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Why does my wireless connection on a Thinkpad T400 drop approximately every two minutes?

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 on my Thinkpad T400. Everything works fine except wireless connection. The problem with wireless connection is that my internet stops working ever 2-3mins (...
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How to enable wireless when booting from a CD?

So, I have finally gotten Ubuntu to dual boot on my laptop (yet only from a CD, which is fine with me right now) but the wireless does not work. Before I actually install this, I need to know that ...
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Wireless doesn't work on an Acer TravelMate 5520G with a Broadcom 4311

I have already install a clean Ubuntu 12.04 in an Acer. After the installation, the wifi was not detected. I have followed several bcm431X tutorials (from this forum), but no-one worked out. In ...
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Wireless Interface Not Found on a MacBook 4,1

I spent the last several days trying to figure this out, only finding results for the MacBook Pro 8,X model series. Symptoms: No wireless connectivity ifconfig shows only eth0 (wired ethernet) ...
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Internet doesn't work on Xubuntu 12.04 via Wi-Fi connection

I have a problem with Internet on Xubuntu 12.04 via Wi-Fi connection. I have a Wi-Fi router without any encryption. I try to connect to the Wi-Fi router, I see the connection, but I cannot visit any ...
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Web pages not appearing

I have both 12.04 and 11.10 installed on the same machine. Internet (both wireless and wired) isn't working on 12.04. Any help? lshw -C network PCI (sysfs) *-network ...
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12.04 Wireless network asks for WEP key every 5 minutes, Please Help

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Desktop I am connecting to my home Wi-fi using wep key, like I do with all of my other devices. There is no issue with the wi-fi as none of my other devices have this ...
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How do I make sure the driver for a TP-LINK tl-wn727n is loaded on boot?

Last week I bought this adpator and had trouble getting it to work. New TP-Link TN-WN727N usb wireless stick, how do I get it working? but thanks to some help got it running. However the main issue ...
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Networking stopped working on Ubuntu 10.04

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and it was working fine until recently that I had problems with my graphic card which I fixed it and now I have problems with internet connection. I have no internet connection,...
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Ubuntu 12.04 slows down wireless network

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my husband is using Windows 7. Ever since I installed Ubuntu, when my computer is on it slows down the entire network (when we are both connected wirelessly). We have ...