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

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How do I install ra3290.bin wireless driver into /lib/firmware

I have a HP ENVY dv7 that has the rt3290 wireless card. A dude answered a question on installing the rt3290 wireless driver suggested upgrading the kernel to above 3.6.3, he then also said to make ...
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Broadcom BCM4331: “device not ready firmware missing” error

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't connect to my wireless network. My network doesn't even appear. I have a message it says: device not ready firmware missing. This is what I get when I ...
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How do I get wireless working on an ASUS Notebook U56E?

On version 11.04 Ubuntu I have access to my Wifi, but after I upgrade to 11.10, I can never get wifi at all. If I'm wired then it works, but if I'm not then it doesnt work.
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ralink 148f:7601 wifi adaptor installation

I am trying to install ralink wifi adaptor to my desktop ubuntu 14.04 the system is not detecting the wifi. lsusb lists the device as: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I ...
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How to connect wirelessly in a cafe with 11.04

Wireless works fine at home. However, at a cafe I am not able to browse Internet or ping 72.14.204.105. I am able to connect wirelessly at cafe and ping router: 192.168.1.1. Route includes: default ...
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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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Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown

I use Torrents often, so I need to know how to make my computer start up and shut down automatically, Wi-Fi is switched on at six in the morning in my hotel and switched off at two AM. (I am able to ...
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Script to setup Ubuntu as a wireless access point on a bridge mode

I use the following script to make my netbook a full-fledged wireless access point. It creates a bridge with eth0 and wlan0 and starts hostapd. #!/bin/bash service network-manager stop ifconfig ...
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Why is my Internet connection randomly dropping?

Ever since I have installed 12.04 (clean install not an upgrade), I have been having a drop in the Internet connection. The drop in the connection can be anything from 15 seconds to about 3 mins, and ...
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Enable Wi-Fi in Recovery Terminal

How do I enable WiFi from the Ubuntu 11.10 netroot recovery terminal? After just 12 hours with Ubuntu, I managed to destroy my ATI fglrx drivers and now I can't repair them without Internet access.
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Wireless on an Atheros AR9285 is slow and disconnects

I installed Ubuntu on my notebook yesterday. All right except wi-fi connection. I found wi-fi network (based on D-link dir-300) and connected. But it works too slow and disconnect every 1-3 minutes. ...
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Extremely slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card

Recently upgraded into 14.04 from 12.04 using ubuntu update manager. After the system restart, the browser is not showing the web pages(although the wireless network is present/connected and running). ...
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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 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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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 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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Setting up ubuntu as a wireless accesspoint

I have an android phone which doesn't connect to ad-hoc networks. I use ad-hoc network to share internet among my pcs. I want to setup my ubuntu laptop as a wireless access point. But I don't want my ...
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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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step by step Ubuntu 12.04 install of Realtek RTL8188CE driver

I am completely new and have never even used terminal before, let alone try install a driver, so while I’ve read countless answers in response to the above problem, I don't even understand when I ...
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connecting to wifi internet using TP-Link (TL-WN723N) usb adapter with Ubuntu 12.10

I use TP-Link (TL-WN723N, ver:2.2) usb adapter to connect to a wifi internet using Windows 7. Its WEP encryption type network and using a security key i can connect to internet. But in Ubuntu 12.10 i ...
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How can I load the standard wireless driver after I deinstall ndiswrapper?

since I have some problems with my download speed under ubuntu (see my other question) I installed ndiswrapper to load windows driver for my wifi card. Unfortunatly it didn't worked very well so I ...
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Network Manager or WICD?

A couple of years ago when I first began using Ubuntu I had issues with Network Manager and so I switched to wicd which works perfectly. (I forget the exact issues, but wicd solved the problems) I am ...
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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 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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Wifi only accepts passwords of 5 or 13 characters

Installed Ubuntu 13.04 and when attempting to connecting to a home wifi network, the connect button is only click-able with passwords of 5 or 13 characters. Is there a fix?
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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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How do I Install MythTV on a Lenovo S12 with wireless?

How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 and MythTV client on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop and use it using WiFi?
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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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How to change wlan0 mac adress? [duplicate]

My native linux partition is connected with a yagi usb antenna and my virtual machine is a cloned setup of it, the problem is the mac adress that interfere but i could only change the mac adress of ...
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Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds

My Realtek RTL8187 USB wifi card is having trouble keeping a connection for more than a few seconds, while on the same machine under Windows 7 it has no problem. When I make the connection, I have a ...
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How do I install an ASUS USB-AC56 WiFi adapter?

I'm trying to get this ASUS USB-AC56 adapter installed on Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to extract the Linux file from the cd, it says I don't have the right permissions to extract. I tried downloading ...
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How can I troubleshoot problems with an Intel wireless card?

How can I troubleshoot the issue? Problems range through: Poor connection speeds Dropped connections Failure to connect Seemingly random disconnects Poor range Card is stuck in hardware ...
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Wireless Driver for HCL ME (Realtek rtl8191sevb)?

I recently bought HCL ME with Windows. I formatted and installed Ubuntu netbook version. I am getting wifi is not connection it looks disabled in network place. My network controller is Realtek ...
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unable to establish Wi-Fi connection on some wireless networks

I'm unable to connect to only some networks (password/SSID triple check) with my default wireless adapter Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n (using Proprietary driver Broadcom STA) while running Ubuntu ...
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No firmware found for Broadcom wireless card (BCM4318) on Dell Latitude D610

Trying to get my 03:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) working. I just reformated and installed 12.04 on this old ...
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Wireless connection with a Centrino Wireless-N 1000 won't last longer than 20 seconds

My laptop is a Lenovo Sl510. It will ask me for my network key and after inputting it, it will drop after about 20 seconds, and ask for the key again, and continuously do this. I never had any ...
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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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WIFI connection not working

I ran these commands: sudo rmmod iwlwif sudo modprobe iwlwifi 11n_disable=1 sudo su echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1" >> /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf Now, my WiFi connection is lost and ...
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Tata Docomo 3g Dongle in Linux [Mint or Ubuntu ]

I need help connecting the Tata Docomo 3g Dongle in Linux.I searched everywhere on the internet and could not find any solution.I think all the required files are provided with the device : Here is ...
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How can I fix errors installing D-Link DWA-121 wireless driver tarball?

I tried the following instructions as given on D-Link's website to install the necessary drivers: Supported OS and kernel version : LINUX (kernel 2.6.18 ~ 2.6.37) tar zxvf ...
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Is there a way to run a script every time I connect to a specifc wireless network?

There is a specific wireless network I connect to that requires me to use vpnc to access the internet. If I make a script to do this, is there a way to set it up so every time I connect to this ...
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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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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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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 to make an android phone use a wi-fi hotspot created on ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know how to enable an android phone to detect the hotspot created under ubuntu so that the phone can use thse internet through it. I have learnt that Android does not support ad-hoc.I tried ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware switch

Network manager shows the message "wireless is disabled by hardware switch" while three is no switch on the laptop to disable wireless. below is the lshw output which might help to get to the ...
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Clarification of the third-party software options during system installation

During installation, the user is presented with the following dialogue: The 'Flash' and 'MP3' options are pretty self-explanatory, but what about the 'wireless hardware' and 'other media' options. ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 Wifi doesn't work - DHCP timeout

I have a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi adapter in my computer. Today I upgraded to 13.10 and I can't connect. Before upgrading WiFi worked just fine. I can see WiFi networks, but it just gives ...
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Wireless problems with Broadcom BCM4313

I have a wireless problem with this wifi adapter. At first when installing my Ubuntu 12.10 the STA driver was working fine. Then my wired connection wasn't working. After installing the alx driver and ...
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Why has wireless disappeared after my 12.10 upgrade?

I just upgraded to 12.10 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. NetworkManager isn't displaying a submenu for wireless connections at all, even though I downloaded the update through the wireless connection. This ...