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

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Ubuntu 13.04 Ralink rt5390 won't work after upgrade,

I Have an HP 2000 Notebook dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 13.04. After I upgraded from 12.10, the wireless network detects wifi but when I try connecting It wont do anything. I try doing stuff from ...
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Cannot install driver for a Wimax modem

I'm trying to run a program via wine. This is a wimax modem (Qubee bd) Green Packet uh-235. But when I click the qubeewcm.exe I receive the following error message: runtime error(at-1:0): cannot ...
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No wireless after resuming from suspend?

When I resume my computer from suspend it doesn't want to connect to any wireless connection. It looks like it is connecting, but after a while it asks me to retype a password for wireless connection. ...
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13.10 BCM4313 network problems after update

I have a problem with my network adapter after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10. The adapter works for literally several seconds after I establish the connection but then it looks as if it got clogged ...
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Disabling Network-Manager-Gnome wireless scanning when connected

How do I prevent the default Ubuntu Network Manager (network-manager) from scanning when connected on my Wi-Fi network?
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How do I install drivers for the Alfa AWUS036H USB wireless adapter?

I bought this network adapter from Amazon and I don't know how to install the drivers. The adapter comes with a CD for drivers and when I put it in, it has .autorun.exe autorun.ico autorun.csp, and ...
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How do I get a TP Link TL WN722N wireless card working?

I recently built a barebones machine (shuttle SH67H3), installed Oneiric (64-bit) and everything was great (no wireless card but wired connection was fine). Now our router has changed locations and ...
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How to keep ndiswrapper configuration after reboot?

I've been using ndiswrapper on my old wireless card without any problem, until I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. ndiswrapper is not included by default anymore so I installed it from the Software Center, ...
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How do I setup my ubuntu on a WiFi network?

I need to set up Ubuntu for WiFi network. How do I do that? I cannot see the name of my network listed.
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WiFi not working on Asus U32 with Ubuntu 14.04

I know this problem has been stated before, but none of the solution worked for me. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Asus U32 laptop, alongside Windows 8. Recently I've updated from 12.04 to 14.04 and ...
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No Wireless In Ubuntu 13.10

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I can't connect to wireless. The only thing I can connect to is ethernet, so please help me, What should I do? Here is the output of the lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2 ...
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BCM 4312 LP-PHY card doesn't detect any wireless networks

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my dell inspiron with BCM4312 802.11/b/g (LP_PHY) wlan card,installation was followed by errors about missing firmware so to fix it i installed ...
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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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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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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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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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“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 make Logitech Anywhere MX work in Ubuntu 12.X?

I have a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse (wireless), when I connect it to the computer it doesn't work. The mouse works in other computers with Windows and with Fedora 17 and Fedora 19, but it doesn't ...
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How to stop Wireless AP Hosting using Network Manager on Ubuntu?

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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How can I fix my WPA-EAP certificate problem?

I'm trying to connect my school's WiFi which has WPA-EAP. Everything else can connect to it except my ubuntu machine. I can connect on my HTC ONE X Android, OS X, Windows XP & 7, and iOS devices. ...
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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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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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Marvell's wireless driver not recognized

I just got the Surface Pro and, after much hassle, managed to install Ubuntu in it - currently using 12.10. Everything works mostly fine out of the box with the exception of the wireless adapter. It ...
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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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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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Wifi drops and won't reconnect until reboot (14.04 with RTL8723BE) [closed]

I have a new Sager NP2650 laptop with a fresh Ubuntu 14.04LTS install. It has a Realtek RTL8723BE wireless adapter in it. Initially after installation I had no wireless, but I was able to get it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 get wifi direct( wifi p2p) on my HP DM1 laptop?

I am an Ubuntu newbie. I have a HP DM1 laptop with Ralink RT5390 wifi card. It has the ability to connect on wifi direct with my Nexus 7 in Windows while using latest drivers located at Mediatek site. ...
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Issues installing wireless network driver

I recently did a full install of Ubuntu 13.04, well my Asus PCE-N15 (which seems to have a common issue in Ubuntu) seems to be functioning horribly. In system monitor it fluctuates from about ...
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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 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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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 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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How to host an AP or a hotspot?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 as a virtual machine on my Mac. Since I am unable to get the virtual machine to have full access to my WiFi card, I bought another USB WiFi card to use. This is my WiFi card. ...
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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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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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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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Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Card Doesn't Work After Updating

Today I bought my first laptop with Ubuntu installed. Everything was working until i decided to make the Update. I used the update manager, installed all the update, but then my wireless stop ...