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

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How to block offensive wifi SSID?

Our five-year-old girl is enjoying Ubuntu at the moment - there are some great educational and entertainment applications available for kids. But a problem I have is that as she learns to use the ...
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How do I scan for Wireless Access Points?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I used InSSIDer to scan the available APs and sort them by signal strength. Unfortunately the program seems to be broken in Ubuntu 11.10, and iwlist wlan0 scan doesn't return ...
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Wifi Drops and Reconnects with UBUNTU 14.04 (Realtek RTL8188)

I just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on a Toshiba Satellite C655D. My wifi drops off occasionally, and all I have to do to reconnect is disable my wifi and enable wifi from the wireless icon in the top ...
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How can I configure my headless server to connect to a wireless network automatically?

I'm setting up a headless server, but I don't have ethernet access where I want to put it, so I need it to automatically connect to my WiFi network when it boots up (it has a wireless card). I can ...
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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How do I install a driver for an Atheros AR9285?

How to install the driver for Atheros AR9285 in Ubuntu 11.10. Still no package for 11.10 according to this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Atheros/AR9285 Here is the output of ...
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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 do I share my Wi-Fi via Wi-Fi Direct on my laptop?

On Windows, my laptop's wireless card had the ability to share its own internet by Wi-Fi Direct. I could connect by laptop to other devices via Intel's My Wi-Fi program, which I believe uses Wi-Fi ...
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How do I get an Atheros AR9485 wireless card working?

Recently i updated my 12.10 ubuntu, ever since i got this strange wifi internet problem. Net works fine on the initial boot, after couple of web requests from a browser or command line or any tool, ...
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How to ensure that wireless Logitech keyboard is encrypted?

Just as the title says, I'm using a wireless Logitech keyboard, and I want to ensure that my keystrokes are in fact encrypted. On Windows, I could do that very easily by using the Logitech SetPoint ...
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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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Create WiFi hotspot on ubuntu

Although many questions have already been asked regarding WiFi hotspot, I didn't get any of the solutions working for me. I connect to the Internet using a 3G Dongle of Huawei 3772 (Vodafone). The ...
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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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What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu?

What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu? I'm thinking about buying an iPad, but I only have Ubuntu PCs these days (no Windows, no Mac), and I'm nervous that it may be too reliant on the ...
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Problem with building/compiling a driver for Edimax wireless adapter EW-7822UAC in Kubuntu 13.10 64-bit

I have a USB wireless adapter EW-7822UAC from Edimax, and I used to be able to build/compile a Linux driver from the source that the vendor provided just by installing build-essential package on a ...
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How to share my WiFi Internet via WiFi? [duplicate]

I am connecting to a WiFi network through my laptop in Ubuntu. Now I need to share my Internet connection with my wife's netbook because her netbook is not able to connect to that WiFi network ...
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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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Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (dual boot with Windows 8.1). Everything seems to work fine except wifi. I tried to follow some of the suggestions on the forum for similar issues ...
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How to move wifi passwords to a new installation

I have an Acer Aspire ZG5 netbook which is currently running Jolicloud, but I've decided it isn't for me and plan to switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I do lot of travelling and have many saved ...
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configuring wireless on command line interface

Sometimes I boot into recovery kernel with CLI and networking for troubleshooting my laptop. So is there a way to connect to a wireless router or AP over command line? If it is possible what are the ...
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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 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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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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Why does my wifi Internet intermittently disappear?

So, my Internet intermittently disappears. I have no idea why! For a while I thought it happened when I allowed Update Manager to auto-check for updates, but I don't believe that's the case now. ...
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Wireless keeps cutting out every several minutes on a Realtek RTL8187SE

The internet keeps cutting out every several minutes, sometimes it lasts longer but it happens eventually. I can still use the internet if I disconnect from the menu and click connect again. Any help ...
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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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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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BCM 4313 proprietary driver blocks WiFi for other devices

I run a home wlan and a few days ago I upgraded a hp dv7 pavilion laptop from Oneiric to Precise. I had the proprietary Broadcom STA driver (wl module) activated. Whenever this laptop was connected ...
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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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Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is sony VPCEH15EN. In the early releases of Ubuntu like 12.04 and 13.10 my bluetooth used to work properly. But now in Ubuntu 14.04 it is not working. Here is the output of sudo lshw -C ...
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HP Compaq 2510p wireless disabled by hardware switch

I have an HP Compaq 2510p laptop running ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ubuntu reports that wireless is disabled by means of a hardware switch. There is a 'soft-key' button on the laptop to control the physical ...
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How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a Asus 1015 netbook. Everything worked out of the box except for the Wireless adapter, which i had to install with the Additional Drivers application. It apparently installed ...
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How did Ubuntu know my WPA Key?

I've recently moved my /home to another computer (keeping all configuration files), with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.10. After Installation I've installed wicd and ndiswrapper, to get my ...
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How do I install BCM4312 wireless drivers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) completely new to Ubuntu. How do I add Wireless driver for my laptop? I am running a Dell XPS M1330. Right now its ...
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Installing the driver for TP-LINK TL-WN727N on Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I have problems with my Ubuntu 14.04. I plugged my wifi adapter but it did not work so I guess I need to install the driver manually but I don't know how to do it. I currently ...
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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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Broadcom STA driver fails to install missing wl on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS / Linux 3.8

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP Folio 13 I cannot get wireless to work. My kernel is 3.8.0-29-generic and my wireless module is a Broadcom BCM4313. After running rfkill list all: 0: ...
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Why can't I set monitor mode with the wl STA driver on a Broadcom wireless card?

I am trying to set my wireless card into monitor mode. I am working with: description: Wireless interface product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY vendor: Broadcom Corporation logical name: eth2 When I ...
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Install restricted drivers in command line

I'm aware there's already been a question and answer regarding Nvidia drivers, but my case is a little different. My wireless adapter's driver is proprietary, and for a minimal install, I need a ...
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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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No wireless with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 7260

I have just bought a new laptop. Acer v7-582PG. Everything works great with Ubuntu, exept the wireless module. I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 Beta. Still no luck. It is kind of a new wireless ...
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How to make my Dell 1390 wlan minicard work

I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I ...
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How do I reset the network adapter using a terminal command?

Well ,when I turn the Router off and then I turn it on again while running Ubuntu , it doesn't obtain an IP address automatically : I click on disconnect , but it remains like above. It works ...
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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 setup Wifi using the command-line?

How do I setup Wifi using the command line? I need to setup as following, but its failed: Target: Security: WEP Network name: wifi59/7 Key/password: xyz Tried and failed: sudo iwconfig wlan0 ...
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Why is wireless down/strange after switching to battery or closing/opening the lid?

I noticed that, when I unplugged my laptop, or closed/opened the lid, my wireless connection dropped, every time. I tracked it down to pm-powersave, and made it stop, see below. This could also ...
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Show BSSID of an access point?

I want to get the BSSID for a known SSID, how can I do that? Thanks :-)
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Failed to set interface wlan0 into AP mode: Intel centrino N1000 Wireless

I am a new Ubuntu user and have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire One D255 netbook with an Intel Centrino N1000 Wireless Card. All I want is to set my netbook as wifi hotspot for my android ...
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I have a laptop, can I use Wifi and cable (Ethernet) networking at same time?

I have an intranet without connection to the Internet, and then I have WiFi with connection to the Internet. Can I make a configuration that makes it possible to be connected to the Internet through ...
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Cannot change soft block setting to “no” for AR9287 Wireless Network

My wireless works, but I have to right click the network manager applet and enable wireless on every boot which is annoying. This is the output of rfkill normally: x@Triela:~$ rfkill list 0: ...