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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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connect to wifi from command line

Other posts seems to be addressing more complicated network connection issues from the command line. The Unity panel Network indicator/button doesn't respond too well sometimes - it keeps trying to ...
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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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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 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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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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How do I boot a minimal CD ISO from a USB stick and use a wireless driver

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11 x64 minimal but I found that I dont have a wired ethernet connection (its broken) but I can possibly connect wirelessly. Is it possible to use the minimal CD image ...
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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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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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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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Alert when a wifi network is detected?

Is there any way to play a sound to alert me when a wifi(wireless) network is detected?
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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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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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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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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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Constantly asked for WiFi password and CA certificate

I have a WPA Enterprise PEAP connection that asks me for the WiFi password and CA certificate every time I am at the login screen. I don't have a CA certificate for my schools WiFi connection. This ...
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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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Network Manager troubleshooting

I'm having some issues when connecting to my house's wifi from my Ubuntu 10.10 laptop. If the connection doesn't exists, when selecting the network (and after entering the WPA2 password) I'm able to ...
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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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How do I make Ubuntu recognize my WiFi network card? [closed]

First of all I have to say I am using Ubuntu and Linux at all for a day now... so sorry if I ask dumb questions. The problem is that I cannot find a way to get a wireless connection. In All Settings ...
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What does “ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available” mean?

I had an intermittent issue (which resolves itself spontaneously, after using a different connection for a while) that caused Internet requests to fail, with one particular wireless network. After ...
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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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Using Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) in Ubuntu

My Thinkpad X1 Carbon apparently supports Intel WiDi. I believe this should, in theory, allow me to share my screen with my Sony Bravia TV which supports Miracast. Is it possible to make use of ...
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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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problem Kernel panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt drm_kms_helper:

I'm having a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1564, I am getting this error: problem Kernel panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt drm_kms_helper:: panic occurred, switching back to text ...
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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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Find the password for the currently connected wireless network

I want to find the password for the wireless network that I am currently connected to (and I entered the password when connecting to the network). How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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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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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 ...