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

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Can't connect to wireless 13.10

I have ubuntu installed as the sole OS on a T420. Before this I had installed the #! distro (and Xubuntu before that) and wireless worked seamlessly on either. My home hotspot shows up but when I ...
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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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Wireless doesn't connect after suspend on an Asus K52F

I'm on an ASUS K52F running Ubuntu 11.10 with the AR9285 wireless card. Wifi works acceptably before suspending, after it doesn't show any networks. the only solution I've found is a full reboot.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server - WiFi WPA2 Personal

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and cannot get wifi configured correctly to work with WPA2 personal and could use some help. There was a simple wizard during install where I selected my SSID ...
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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Wireless Network in Virtualbox

I just installed my first Ubuntu Server (12.04) instance and immediately ran into the following problems: Running apt-get install or update fails (see below) Running ifconfig produces peculiar IP ...
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Can't reach wi-fi signal on Ubuntu, but can do it on other OS/devices (ath9k)

I have two laptops, both running Ubuntu 13.10, as well as a different OS (Windows 7), dual boot on both. My wi-fi router is on my bedroom and I want to get the wi-fi signal from the living room. I ...
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Connecting Asus USB-N13 Wireless Adapter

I'm trying to connect my desktop (running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04) to an Airport Extreme Base Station by using an ASUS USB-N13 wireless adapter. I plugged it in, turned on the desktop, and the adapter ...
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Ubuntu not connecting to wireless after restarting networking service

There was a problem with my internet connection and I thought that restarting the networking service might fix the problem. So I used sudo service networking restart command. However, my window ...
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Dell Inspiron 5720 Wifi (Broadcom BCM43142, Ubuntu 12.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560? I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 on Dell Inspiron 5720. Cant get wifi to work. sudo lshw -C network: ...
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Wifi card on an virtualbox's ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a virtualbox to run ubuntu on an osx machine. The problem is that I can't get any wireless extensions when running iwconfig. How can I manage that to connect directly my ubuntu to an wifi ...
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How can I debug my wireless problem?

How can I get started with debugging my wireless problem? How can I tell whether or not Linux has recognized my wireless hardware at all? What are the main programs/daemons associated with wireless ...
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How can I prevent iwconfig power management from being turned on?

I am affected by this bug: 869502. A workaround which seems to stop the kernel panics for me is to disable wlan0 power management: sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off However it seems to automatically ...
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RealTek RTL8188CE WiFi adapter doesn't connect reliably [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.10 x64 - RTL8188CE - Intermittent/Slow Internet Connection I recently bought a new system76 laptop which came pre-installed with Ubuntu 11.10. I've been having ...
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Very slow connection on an Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN

So my wi-fi card is a Intel 5100 AGN and so far doesnt works. if anyone managed to make it work give me any hint. Ubuntu user :) tried disabling ipv6 - no result
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How can I install and download drivers without internet?

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but as in previous versions; I need a driver for wireless. When booting from USB, I could download and install the Broadcom Wireless STA driver: now I can't ...
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Wireless disabled by hardware switch on an Asus X550V

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ASUS X550V laptop. This is my rfkill list: 0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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WI-FI doesn't work (Hard Blocked)

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time (I've always been a Windows user) as I was at the office and I had the Ethernet connected. At home I only use WI-FI. When I started Ubuntu it ...
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How to change Function (Fn) Key behavior on wireless Logitech keyboard

I do have a wireless Logitech K750 keyboard (silver Mac version) connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad (via the unifying USB receiver, together with a wireless Logitech mouse M705) and currently running ...
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Why does my wifi randomly disconnect?

Happens sporadically, in 5-20 minute intervals; as soon as I reconnect to my school's network (sometimes requires re-authentication), it works fine until the next failure. When plugged into ...
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How do I fix slow wireless on Intel wireless cards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix slow Wi-Fi on Thinkpads or other machines with Intel wireless cards? After hours of searching the Internet for a solution for extremely slow WiFi connection ...
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Unable to get wireless netgear WNDA3100v2 to work

After a long struggle I was able to successfully install the ndiswrapper and the windows driver. The driver is reported now as installed: sudo ndiswrapper -l bcmwlhigh6 : driver installed device ...
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Wireless networking not working after resume in Ubuntu 14.04

[Update]: The same problem exists in Kubuntu and is solved in the same manner. [Solved]: By applying the following command nmcli nm I got the following: Before suspend RUNNING STATE ...
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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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Don't have network connection using a BCM4313 adapter

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, but since the upgrade I don't have internet access via wifi anymore. I can: See networks Connect to a network Ping myself (localhost, 192.168.0.103) I can't: ...
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“Starting Wireless Hotspot…” but nothing happens

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 sudo ...
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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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Connect Ubuntu to other PC with direct (crossover) cable

Ubuntu 11.04 (PC-1) is connected to PC-2 (Windows XP) with LAN cable (crossover direct cable) Internet access is through USB wireless modem accessing router in separate room If I boot in Windows 7 ...
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Ralink rt3290 wifi driver is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to ubuntu 14.04. Wifi (with ralink rt3290 card) was not working in ubuntu 13.10, but after the following the guide here, How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless ...
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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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How to unblock something listed in rfkill?

I think I may have found the cause of my problems with connecting to wifi in Ubuntu 11.10. I type this in Terminal: peter@peter-AO531h:~$ rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no ...
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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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Broadcom STA driver doesn't work well with BCM4313

Following on from my other question about our new Samsung Q330, I've noticed that the wireless is incredibly flakey. It can connect but after a little use, especially if it does a lot of downloading ...
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Missing driver ASUS PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter

I have problems with getting an Asus PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter card to work on my desktop computer. As far as I can tell no drivers are installed for the card. I know I can manually download the ...
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Broadcom Wireless BCM4313 on 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) Can’t connect to any wireless connection after updating Using wireless successfully on 2 DELL VOSTRO 3500 ...
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Broadcom 4365 wireless driver with 3.4 / 3.5 kernel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) I used this package to install the driver on 3.2 Kernel and it was working perfectly. Unfortunately the system ...
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How do you get the Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card working? [duplicate]

I've done a fresh install of Natty 11.04. I have a Broadcom BCM4306 wireless network card and it failed to come up. It said no drivers installed. After a bit of reading, I installed the b43-fwcutter ...
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Wireless does not work anymore after software update with Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Latitude E6230 [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my DELL Latitude E6230, on first boot wifi worked properly but when I updated the software it stopped working. I can't figure out the problem... The wireless network ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) on my Toshiba Satellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even search ...
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How do i configure universal USB modems (e.g. iBall 3.5G Connect) [duplicate]

There is no user guide with this USB modem for linux installation and it is not detected automatically in Ubuntu 11.10. Help.
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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 Internet connection through ethernet

I want to share the wireless Internet connection on my desktop with my old laptop, through ethernet. I have ticked the option "Make available to others" on both connections, on my desktop, but my ...
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Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Network indicator disappeared in Lubuntu [closed]

I just upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 successufully, via do-release-upgrade. But after reboot, I found that the network indicator has been disappeared, so I cannot switch different network ...
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Atheros AR9462 WiFI very unstable & package loss

I'm having severe issues w/ package-loss and a generally bad connection w/in a WiFi-network at my uni. I'm usually encountering a package loss of ~50% and aborting connections which makes working w/ ...
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How can I keep a wireless card's radio powered off by default?

My desktop's PCI wireless card is always scanning for available wireless networks, but I only rarely use it. Can I keep the radio turned off until I need it?
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No wifi connection on Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new laptop lenovo thinkpad edge e540 and I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on it, but now I am not able to connect to the internet via wifi. It seems that ubuntu cannot use my wifi card, there is ...
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How to install Qualcomm Atheros AR9565 wireless drivers?

I purchased an HP laptop with the Qualcomm Atheros AR9565 (QCWB335) wireless adapter. I understand that this adapter is currently not supported on Ubuntu 12.04 and there is no way to get wireless ...
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Realtek RTL8188CE desconects randomly and features slow connections

I am brand new to Ubuntu and am having internet issues, as in it disconnects about 10 to 15 minutes in and is generally very slow. I realize this is a very common problem, but it seems like the ...
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How do I get a Broadcom BCM4312 wireless card to work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom Wireless card (BCM43XX) I am currently using Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop , the model of my wireless chip is broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY . I ...