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

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Proprietary driver not loaded after selecting it in Additional Drivers tool

Problem I bought a Linksys WUSB 6300 dual-band USB WiFi adapter to connect my desktop PC to the internet. As soon as I plug it into the USB I can select the corresponding proprietary driver in the ...
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My internet is very slow and freezes-unfreezes-freezes-unfreezes (16.04)

I'm wondering if there's a command I can write in Terminal to search for and update any outdated things (like network drivers, adapters, etc)? I have a Lenovo ideapad. When it ran Windows 7, the ...
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Realtek wifi driver problem rtl8723be weak signal [duplicate]

I have HP i3 laptop and I recently install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I could not detect my home wifi. Later I found out that the wifi gets connected only if Im like a feet near the router. It does not work ...
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internet connection and ubuntu shutdown

I was having trouble connecting to the internet,so I proceeded to connect directly via a cable. Then, after I connected to the internet, I installed Ubuntu One and Chromium and attempted to install ...
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15.10 - Cannot connect to wireless networks at home, but can at remote locations?

Ever since I plugged in an ethernet cable into my laptop at home I cannot connect to the wireless network anymore. It doesn't list any of them. Before it was working fine. The weird part is, whenever ...
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Wifi not working on Ubuntu 16.04 new installation [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows, Wifi was working on both. Now I installed Ubuntu 16.04 erasing both window and Ubuntu 15.04. But wifi is not showing but Internet is working with wire. I have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 fails connecting to a specific wireless network

I have a problem connecting to a specific wireless network, just could not connect or obtain an IP address. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop Thinkpad t400, with the network adapter Intel 5100AGN....
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Hardware switch

I accidentally disabled my wifi network and now the combination of keys is not helping to enable it. It's 'hard blocked' but I don't know the button that would help me enable my wifi network.
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laptop wifi indicator not lit even though I'm connected

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Asus VivoBook X202E recently, and now even though I have a wifi connection, the wifi indicator on my laptop doesn't light. Switching back to Windows 10 makes the ...
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No Wireless with broadcom BCM4350 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an Dell XPS 13 9350 (skylake) Since the old kernel doesn't support the broadcom wireless card I updated to ubuntu 16.04, coming from 15.10. The 4.4 kernel should support ...
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cannot unblock the hardblocked external wifi device

i'm newbie to linux and i'm using external wifi device to connect with internet. After i came across with many site & forums ,i found that "hardblocked - yes" is making trouble.I tried many ways ...
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Xubuntu Wifi driver not working after update

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a TP Link T4U USB wifi adapter, whic is based on the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset. It has been working flawlessly for a number of months, up until Linux kernel 3.13....
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WiFi not working after upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04. RT3290 adaptor

I can't see the "enable wireless" option near the "enable networking" option on my statusbar. I'm able to connect to internet using a cable though. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2159334&...
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Wireless not working on Pavilion x360-Convertible, running 16.,04

I have a wireless problem with my HP-Pavilion-x360-Convertible, with a clean install of 16.04. When I click on the wireless on/off button in network settings, it always flips back to 'off'. The ...
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WiFi problems on Lenovo Ideapad 100

I just purchased a new lenovo ideapad 100 with a realtek wireless adapter. lspci showed me this :- 03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter ...
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dont disconnect wifi when ethernet cable is plugged in

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 and I have a problem. When I plug in something the ethernet, wifi gets disabled, even if I don't use the ethernet port for the internet connection. Is there a way to fix this ?...
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wifi problem on ubuntu 16.04..!

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and and there is no sign of wi-fi, no on/off indicator I have seen all the solutions on internet: how to handle wi-fi problems, but none worked for me. I have HP ...
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WiFi Not working in After Installation in ubuntu 16.04

all I am facing a problem with my wireless. When I tried Ubuntu 16.04 Live, Wireless was working fine, but after installation Wireless is not working, My Machine in HCL ME (i3). The Machine has ...
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unable to change roaming sensitivity of AW CB161H wireless adapter

Currently I have a Gigabyte which is running Ubuntu in it. The WiFi card used is AW CB161H and it usually comes with low roaming sensitivity due to which it clings on to one AP even when the signal ...
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Wireless connects only at some locations : Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 adapter

I have a relatively new Acer Aspire v15 Nitro. My wireless card is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174. Currently, my wifi connects to networks sometimes, but only in select few locations. In most locations, ...
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cannot access the wifi

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Under the networking menu at the top, it is not showing any WiFi options. How can I get Wifi working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
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Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 not detected by ubuntu 16.04 Dell Inspiron

Purchased Dell Inspiron and I can't get the network card to work. The network card is picking up SSID but fails to connect to any, so I'm wondering if this is maybe an issue with my router? Output of ...
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WiFi too slow compared to cable internet. Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Wireless card

First I'd like to say that I have searched a lot and tried many things to solve my problem. But nothing seems to work. I have a Dell laptop Inspiron-5448 with Ubuntu 14.04. It is new and Ubuntu came ...
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Wireless not working on 16.04 : Qualcomm Atheros AR2413/AR2414 Wireless adapter

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire 5110. Wireless connection in 14.10 works fine. In 16.04 no connection. With the same settings. Thanks for any help. Here are the results of ...
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Unstable WiFi on Ubuntu14.04.4 LTS (dual booted with windows7)

I dual booted my PC with Ubuntu 14.04.4(trusty), with Windows7 installed first. WiFi worked on Ubuntu for 2 weeks perfectly fine and then became unstable. It connects after rebooting for the first few ...
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WI-FI not detected after installing UBUNTU 16.04 LTS 64 bit

I had purchased a new laptop HP 15 AC179 TX which having radio card(RTL8723Be) & as per my plan I was install Ubuntu 64 bit 16.04 LTS on it but after installation I was found my wifi is not ...
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Ralink RT2870 network adapter - Ubuntu 16.04

I'm very new to linux and ubuntu so please bare with me I just purchased a network adapter which according to the driver CD is a RT2870 (It isn't written on the adapter). I've installed other things ...
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Network manager 14.04 continues to disconnect randomly after lib's were upgraded on 2016-05-13

While the disconnection/re-connection problem has gotten less frequent, the network manager continues to disconnect randomly. I've tried three wireless dongles and it still disconnects randomly with ...
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WiFi password can be entered but won't connect with no error message

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 7 on my HP Envy m6-1125dx laptop and installed all available updates. It has a built-in wireless card (Ralink RT5390R 802.11b/g/n) and available ...
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WPA/WPA2 Enterprise PEAP connection on RTL8723BE Wi-fi?

I have a problem with my wi-fi connection on Ubuntu Mate 16.04. When I try to connect to my university network, that uses a PEAP-MSCHV2 authentication with identity and password and no CA-certificate,...
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Disable Show Password in WiFi Network Connection

WiFi connection management in Ubuntu as option to Show Password. If PC unlocked then someone can check what is the password set for WiFi. Ideally there should not be Show Password option at all. If ...
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Ethernet not showing 16.04

A friend asked me to fix this old dell e1505 laptop. I grabbed a 32 bit version of 16.04 to throw on there. On the live USB run it detected wireless and wired just fine. Now after installing it doesn'...
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How do I “Enable Wi-Fi” on my toolbar if the option disappeared? [duplicate]

Hi so yesterday I was trying to update my wifi drivers but when I rebooted, the option to "Enable wi-fi" disappeared on my toolbar? How do I make it show up again? I have Qualcomm Atheros QC6174a btw....
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Wifi randomly disconnects in 16.04

My computer's wifi keeps disconnecting every few minutes. I have to reconnect whenever that happens. What could be the cause of this? My wifi adapter is an Edimax EW-7811Un. (EDIT: This is a USB ...
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Wireless not finding networks Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I have been having lots of trouble getting the wireless in my macbook to work. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with GNOME installed. My macbook is mid 2011 13". It just wont detect any networks, and i ...
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Wireless Problems Macbook Pro

I have been having lots of trouble getting the wireless in my macbook to work. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with GNOME installed. My macbook is mid 2011 13". It just wont detect any networks, and i ...
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Not able to create wifi hotspot in ubuntu 16.04

I used all method which available on internet and Ubuntu forum but not able to create wifi hotspot in ubuntu 16.04. I am getting the following error: Failed to activate connection (2) Connection 'hu'...
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How to start ubuntu server with wireless Internet connection?

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 installed on my system. Whenever it boots up, it requires a wired connection from a router to complete the boot process. If the connection is not present, it waits for ...
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Ubuntu Wi-fi driver not working on my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro?? (Qualcomm Atheros QC6174a

How do I install my wifi drivers? There is no option to "Enable Wi-fi" on my toolbar except for "Enable Networking". Any help would be appreciated,. Thanks.
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Wifi signal strength jumping to full, speed to near 0

Frequently when using Ubuntu on my computer (a MacBook Pro 9,1), I will see the Wi-Fi signal strength indicator suddenly jump to full strength (it's usually less than that from where I work). At the ...
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Wifi Not Working On Ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu Desktop installed and my wireless card works perfectly. I installed Ubuntu Server and during the install, it asked me which networking interface, I would like to use, and I selected my ...
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USB Netgear adapter not working on 14.04

I am having issues getting my USB Netgear wireless adaptor working. I have tried many threads with no luck so far. The latest thread I tried is this - USB wireless Netgear adapter The last step I ...
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Wifi not working at a particular range

I've dual booted my Dell Vostro 2520 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7. Everything seems to work fine on Ubuntu other than wifi (that too at a particular range). Normally there's no problem with the ...
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Periodic wifi network interuption : Realtek RTL8723be wifi adapter [duplicate]

This problem has occured to me many times before. I connect to my home wifi network and then i can browse pages and download stuff. But after sometime suddenly pages stop loading and downloads get ...
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How to use onboard wifi on Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Server 16.04?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and I need to run Ubuntu on it. I put the 16.04 server image for the Raspberry Pi 3 from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi on a microSD card and it boots fine, and works ...
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Making the iwlwifi driver load the newest firmware for intel 7265D in Ubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.6.0

My wireless connection seems to slow down from around 50Mbps to 3Mbps frequently. Other PCs on the same network do not suffer this slowdown. I have an Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 7265, REV=0x210 (...
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Trying to connect to university wifi doesnt work opens networking menu

I recently reinstalled ubuntu and am now running 16.04. I can connect to wifi networks fine, but with my university wifi network when I click on it from the wifi applet, it just opens up the ...