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

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Refreshing the wireless network list?

When I wake up my laptop (Ubuntu 10.04) from suspension, it does not recognize the available wireless networks. The only way to refresh the list is to disable wireless networking, and than enable it. ...
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Can Ubuntu server connect to a WPA2 encrypted wireless network?

I'm planning to maybe install Ubuntu server on an old machine. But my question is: can I install Ubuntu server on a machine and have it connect to my home network - wirelessly? I can't use a cable in ...
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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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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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How to connect to Wi-Fi AP through WPS?

How to connect to Wi-Fi AP through WPS? All ways will be nice: configs, CLI, GUI - anything.
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How do I install this patched b43 driver?

Recently I purchased a Macbook Pro that has a BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi card that does not work with the default kernel. sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name MacBookPro8,2 lspci |grep 4331 ...
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How do I turn off WLAN automatically when LAN is connected?

I use my Thinkpad laptop with a docking station. The docking station is connected to my router via LAN. When I walk around the house I use my laptop with WLAN. Is it possible (and how) to manage ...
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Connection drops out regularly with a Ralink RT2800

I'm not sure what's causing the problem, nevertheless, I began to encounter regular wireless disconnections after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. Using System Profiler and Benchmark utility, I've ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Wifi Problem

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (L322x) with the Atheros Killer wifi card installed. It's a lovely laptop, but the wifi was hanging for 30 seconds or so, or dropping and reconnecting ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 wifi keep disconnecting? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on a Macbook Pro with Broadcom BCM4331 wireless network card. I have installed the b43 driver in order to be able to use the wireless card. However, the wireless connection ...
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Wifi keeps prompting for password

Hey my wifi keeps prompting for the WPA2 password. Is there something that I need to do with Network Manager? Linux version 3.5.0-17-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro ...
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Can't get BCM4331 wireless working right

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro, which has BCM4331 for wifi. It's been working fairly well, except I've been having a problem that the connection will randomly stop working. Ubuntu still says ...
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Wireless with visible ssid not visible in network menu. Unable to connect by manualy enter ssid

I was able to connect to the wireless 'AirportFaustin' and others using network icon dropdown menu. I decided to switch from proprietary to open drivers for my wireless card drivers. Once I done it ...
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Are there any 802.11ac adapters working in Ubuntu?

Has anyone got an 802.11ac adapter working in Linux/Ubuntu? PCI or USB. Looks like the a6200 might be having issues. And according to wikidev, it's the only released piece of client hardware for ...
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Cant connect to wireless network automatically even though the box is checked!

My mum, who lives 400 miles away, has a problem with her wireless network with Ubuntu 12.04, upgraded from 11.04 on her Acer Netbook. The problem is that when she boots up her netbook she has to ...
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Unable to connect to wireless adhoc/hotspot with Ubuntu 11.10

I have the following Wireless adaptor Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35) Ever since I installed Ubuntu 11.10, I am unable to connect to an ad-hoc network. I assume it is not getting ...
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Is there a way to disable the hardware on/off switch for the Wireless interface?

I have an HP 520 and is running the latest Ubuntu 11.10. The hardware works fine with Ubuntu with one exception: The device has a hardware switch for turning the wifi on and off. Every time the wi-fi ...
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Laptop blocking other computers on home WiFi routers

My laptop seems to be blocking other computers when connected to home DSL/cable routers via WIFI. The problem is reproduced at several locations with the same laptop: other users complain that they ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no network and no graphics

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 only to find out that it won't connect to any network, neither wired nor wireless and the graphics is messed up too as in a low screen resolution. For 12.04, ...
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Wireless connects, but no internet access

I have a new instalation on a new Dell laptop (i7 8GB RAM). I find my network and successfully connect to it, but then when I open a browser, it acts like I don't have an internet connection. Please ...
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How can I prevent Desktop Users from connecting to new wireless networks?

I have a created a wireless connection from the main admin account and checked the box saying "Available to all users", everything is working correctly. I only need to prevent the Desktop Users from ...
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Wifi Not Working after Suspend/Screen Off Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Daily Build and got this problem. There wasn't any problem in 13.10. I have a Dell Latitude D630 with Intel Wifi, Driver : iwl4965. I have tried the solution ...
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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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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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What's the “right way” to restart services in 11.10? [duplicate]

I have a stack of things I used to do when my wireless was spazzing out (which it seems to do from time to time), including running sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart but lately I'm getting this when ...
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Unable to use WPA security when using laptop as hotspot with an Intel 3945ABG

When I use my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 as hotspot, I am only allowed to use WEP security instead of WPA. I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows on this laptop and when I use Windows to create the ...
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How do I get the Apple Wireless Keyboard Working in 10.10?

So I've gone and bought a Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Non-Numeric Keyboard. The magic mouse worked out-of-the-box almost perfectly, except for the forward/back gesture which still isn't ...
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Wireless shows up as disabled, how can I get it working?

$ sudo iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm ...
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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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Cannot disable Airplane Mode

When I use gnome network manager it indicates that wireless is disabled by hardware switch while it is not. Even in windows I can not turn on my wireless!
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2 internet connections on a single PC

If I have a wireless and a usb internet connection on my Ubuntu 12.04 as in: At the moment, Ubuntu seems to only make use of the Wired connection which is the usb connection. Is it possible to get ...
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Do I need any drivers?

I am new to Ubuntu so I have some doubts regarding Ubuntu. My system is Dell Inspiron N4010 with 3GB RAM and preloaded with Windows 64 bit. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So I downloaded ...
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Connect to WiFi network through Ubuntu terminal [duplicate]

I am using my WiFi network adapter on the laptop to connect to the internet on Ubuntu 10.04. I have tried the following steps and got the below messages on the Ubuntu terminal. Please let me know what ...
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How do I bring up my wireless network at boot?

I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have a wireless USB card. When I begin the boot process I see: Waiting for network configuration It turns out that the network never comes up. But once I get to ...
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How to change the refresh rate at which the network manager updates the wireless access points

Sometimes it takes too long for the network manager to update to see new wireless AP. Is it possible to change the time interval between checks?
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Broadcom BCM4313 on 13.04 [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I don't have much knowledge about Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in my Samsung SF310 laptop. Everything works fine except for wireless adapter. I have been ...
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Atheros AR2413 not working after upgrade [closed]

I do not know much about networking, so I need some help here. I have used Ubuntu since 8.04 and my WiFi has worked ever since. I upgraded to 11.04 today. After first boot (with a LiveCD) my the ...
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Ubuntu on Thinkpad Edge 11/13/14/15 [closed]

I think a community wiki on problems (and solutions) when installing Ubuntu (10.10) on a Thinkpad Edge 11 would be nice (because I just got one ;)). I'll contribute with my own problems and solutions, ...
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How to setup a wi-fi hotspot with an ubuntu laptop (access point mode)?

I've read this article before, and carefully followed the instruction that it porvided.And I am sure wireless card in my laptop support going into wireless access point mode. But unfortunately, when ...
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Wireless connection is lost periodically and without apparent reason and is quickly reestablished on a BCM4312

My wireless connection has lost stability after I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04. It used to remain connected for as long as there was signal, but now I get periodic disconnects which ...
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How to restart WiFi interface without rebooting (it drops connection)?

I boot into ubuntu and it connects to the Wifi network fine. After about 10-15min the DNS stop resolving any website and a couple of minutes later network-managers tells me that I'm disconnected and ...
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Slow Wireless Reconnect After Suspend

I a Broadcom 4312 using the STA drivers, I reinstalled ubuntu because the b43 drivers were giving me a huge hassle along with some weird kernel issues. My wireless speed is fine, everything works ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Wifi not re-connecting after suspend [duplicate]

I upgraded the other day from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 on my ZaReason laptop, and the WiFi doesn't reconnect after suspend. In 13.04, pressing Fn+F2 turned network connections back on after suspend. ...
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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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Broadcom driver woes

--Edit-- (in case I need to see this again) After a clean install this worked: Your device uses the driver b43 and proprietary firmware. The Broadcom STA driver which provides wl is not appropriate. ...
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How can I get the ESSID name only that I connected with?

I tried $iwconfig | grep wlan0 but all I got was the line that my connected ESSID name exists. But I need only the name. How do I get just the name?
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Network manager forgets wireless network key

Every time my computer has logged out from inactivity I have to enter the network key for my wireless network. I don't find any "rembember" checkbox. Is there a way to get Ubuntu to remember the ...
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How to detect a mobile device when it connects to a home wifi network?

What would be the best way to have a server recognize when a specific mobile device (cell phone, iPad, etc.) connects to the network (wirelessly, of course)? As an example situation, a person has ...
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How to programatically sign into a hotspot-type network?

I often connect to a network, that is open, but requires a key-pass authentication before used in a webpage. Is it possible to automate the authentication with a script?
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Recommendations for a Wireless-N USB dongle?

Please advise which wireless-N usb adapters should work seamlessly with Ubuntu 10.04. I have tried SMC and Linksys, but they all need to have drivers compiled for them.